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What’s the difference between a hero and a villain? Do just superpowers make you a superhero? Why isn’t there “superhero insurance” in comic books?

After reading the Irredeemable comic series, Sue and I were inspired to have a long philosophical chat about good versus evil and whether superheroes should be responsible for property damage. Though neither of us grew up comic book readers, we discuss the influence of superheroes like Batman, Superman, the Avengers, the X-Men, Spiderman and so on; we also bring up superhero-inspired projects like The Incredibles, Hulu’s The Awesomes, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

Brief warning: While some of the spoilers we mention are a few decades old, there are spoilers for newer properties like Irredeemable.

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What KC’s Been Reading

  • Ettiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
  • Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell (start from the beginning!)
  • Irredeemable by Mark Wait

What Sue’s Been Reading

  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  • The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
  • Incorruptible by Mark Waid
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

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Special Thanks

The theme music for Anomaly Supplemental is the song “I’ll Still be a Geek After Nobody Thinks it’s Chic (The Nerd Anthem)” from the album “Got To Fly” and is used by permission of Marian Call. Visit her website for more information and music.

About The Hosts

KCCo-Host/ Anomaly Supplemental
After misspellings of her first name and confusion with her middle name sounding like “Klingon,” she now uses her initials as her nom de plume.
SueCo-Host/ Anomaly Supplemental
Sue is a trekkie, a tap dancer, a juggler, a sports fan, an amateur photographer, a Henson fan, a blogger, a theatre nerd, a reader, a board-gamer…and therefore an “Anomaly”.