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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!


“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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