Moon Knight on Disney+: Did the Scales Balance?

The Disney+ series Moon Knight is finished, so Brian and Sam jump in to discuss! Mental health, devotion and commitment, and Brian volunteering to be one particular deity’s avatar all inside!

And – it’s our 150’th episode! Woo! So many exclamation points!!

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Off The Shelf: Brian reviews Dark Horse Comics’ Daisy #1-5

Brian reviews the 5-issue series Daisy, written and illustrated by Colin Lorimer, colors by Joana Lafuente, and lettering by Jim Campbell, published by Dark Horse. He discusses its relationship to the apocryphal Book of Enoch, especially the mythology of the Nephilim, and the horror of inescapable guilt. Can one be faithful and guilty at the same time?

Interview with Colin Lorimer at AIPT Comics:
https://aiptcomics.com/2021/11/04/colin-lorimer-daisy-qa/

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Steve to Sam, Clint to Kate – Passing the Mantle

It’s an extra special episode with two of our favorite people, Janel Baker and Rev. Shayna Watson! Inspired by our discussion of the Hawkeye series, the gang gets together to talk about the topic of “passing the mantle” in comics, movies, academia and the church.

Discussed:

  • the nuances and complexities of passing the mantle(s) in Thor
  • THAT batsuit
  • choosing the mantle vs. being chosen for the mantle
  • Michael Keaton’s eyes
  • comparing the prophet Samuel to Tony Stark
  • choosing new voices in academia
  • accepting the mantle without losing your identity
  • how do congregations pass the mantle of leadership well?
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Off The Shelf: Brian reviews Arkham City: The Order of the World #4

Welcome to “Off The Shelf”, our comic book reviews of recent titles. Today Brian reviews Arkham City: Order Of The World #4, written by Dan Watters, illustrated by Dani and colors by Dave Stewart

What happens when our world views are challenged to the point of breaking? Can we trust any order that has been superimposed over our existence? Brian, skeptical at first, is eventually captivated by the idea of testing our world view in order to see if it really matches reality.

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The Matrix: Resurrections

Brian and Sam review the newest addition to the Matrix series, The Matrix: Revelations. The original trilogy drew a lot on biblical issues and themes, does this movie follow on those same themes? What does it have to say about the nature of identity, how we see ourselves and how God sees us? How have our discussions of reality changed since 1999? And … was Brian wrong about something?

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