e295. Superhero Fatigue & The Illusion of Change

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An ongoing concern in the geekosphere world these days is the worry that “superhero fatigue” is setting in and the bubble is bursting. But the funny thing is, if you do a little bit of research, you’ll find that people have been complaining about “superhero fatigue coming soon” since before the MCU started. On this week’s episode Mav, Hannah and Wayne are joined by returning guest Nicole Freim to talk about not only why this isn’t really a thing, but why it continuously feels like it is.

What are the economic and crucial challenges that superhero movies face and what are the implications of “superhero fatigue” on the greater world of popular culture? We also talk a little bit of literary theory by introducing the theories of Umberto Eco and explaining how they correlate into the world of superhero movies today. So join us and then let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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