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Who Watches Superman?

Should the heroes who enforce justice also decide what is or isn’t just? Where are the lines between heroism, vigilantism, and merely using your powers to do what you want? And does great power actually come with great responsibility, or is that an unreasonable expectation for people with powers?

In this episode, Jacob and Matthew use Kingdom Come, a fantastic 1996 run of Superman comic books, as a jumping-off point to dive into these questions and more. This episode explores issues surrounding justice, power, law enforcement, and accountability, both in the superhero world and our own. While the books are amazing—and findable online—you don’t need to have read them to engage with and appreciate this conversation.

Riki Hayashi and Matthew Fox explore the ethical questions from the stories geeks love—superheroes, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, video games, and so much more.
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