Hey Kids, Comics! #324 - Comics Co-Opted or: (How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Comic Book Characters as Ideologues

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To one degree or another, comic book fans have always made their favorite characters their own. But what happens when comic book characters are appropriated by non-fans for purposes that have more to do with activism than with collecting, reading, and enjoying comics?


This week Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston are joined by former crime reporter Danny Gallagher in an exploration of how characters like the Punisher and V (of “V for Vendetta”) have been co-opted for purposes far beyond the intentions of their creators.

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In spite of the rather weighty nature of the topic, this issue brings some humor into the mix and is often derailed to the point of being one of the longer episodes produced. All of that and some frozen yogurt on the side!

Find more of Danny Gallagher’s work here!