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Jan 28, 2019

Ed and Ron talk to gadfly Grant Pardee about his Nerd GOAT: Ultimate Spider-Man! In which we learn the story is always better the second time around…

Grant is a prolific writer whose work has appeared in Vice, The Guardian and Paste Magazine. He co-hosts the political podcast NORMAL COUNTRY, and generally expresses opinions this show can get behind! Follow Grant @grantpa on Twitter and @grantpardee on Instagram!

QUOTES:

“He’s always fighting old people.”

“'With great power comes great responsibility’ is not that different from ‘to each according to ability, to each according to need,’ which is a Karl Marx thing.”

“Joe Quesada and Bill Jemas…I don’t know what the sort of popular fan view on them is, but I think they should be held up as much as Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.”

“’Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is the best Robin movie I’ve ever seen.”

“’I just ate a guy!’ Oh, that woulda been cool if we saw it, but I guess this is PG-13 so I’ll just take your word for it, Venom.”

“He was kind of a kid who was like, ‘Yo. I can do some of the hot shit you guys can do. Suck my dick.’ You know, just like a real kid.”

“Once you see that Tom Holland is basically white Miles Morales more than he is Peter Parker, it does jump out.”

“So Kaine is a flawed clone of Peter Parker who had rage issues, and would use his adhesive grip to rip people’s faces off.”

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