Dennis, Johnny, and Frankie review The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, written by Justin Jordan and illustrated by Tradd Moore. In this episode the gang discusses what happens when you suddenly acquire great power – be it physical, political, or wealth – and how you handle that responsibility; the clichés, references and influences of Pop culture and other fiction on The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, like Spiderman, The Dark Knight, Friday the 13th, The Princes Bride, The Matrix, and Star Wars; why the Librarian looks like he works in a brewery and rides a Penny-farthing to work; and what was the point of Luther’s training and The Librarian antagonizing him.
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Songe d’Automne by Latche Swing
Tonight Will Be Fine (Leonard Cohen cover) by The Walkmen