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Almost coinciding with its twentieth anniversary theatrical re-release, Seb and James are joined by comics critic and editor Claire Napier to look back at the Wachowskis’ era-defining sci-fi classic. And if you’re going “Hang on, that’s not a comic book movie” or “Hang on, that’s not a superhero movie”, well, we get into both of those discussions, and a lot more besides.

Elsewhere, with Joe temporarily absent and not much else in the way of news to pick up on after our mammoth SDCC special, we take the opportunity for a rare edition of Comics Corner to look at House of X, the end of Giant Days, Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen and a few other assorted recent ongoings.

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This episode was produced by Andrew Hickey. Find Andrew’s podcast A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs at 500songs.com.

  • 00:00 – Intro/Explain a Concept
  • 06:15 – Comics Corner
  • 29:25 – Movie Discussion