Question: do you think you could take on Bishop Wall in a nerdy trivia challenge? Well don’t place your bets just yet, because as it turns out, he’s been a huge fan of the Marvel Universe ever since the time he used a childhood paper route to pay for comic books.
But the appeal of heroes and villains reaches back to when the first humans told stories around the nightly fire. The blind poet Homer composed stories of Odysseus and his 20 year journey back home. Aesop the slave entertained children with fables. The Scandinavian hero Beowulf influenced Tolkien, whose stories of Middle Earth are still familiar titles on the best seller lists today.
In this episode, Bishop Wall takes a look at his favorite Marvel superheroes and the timeless lessons and truths that we can take away from their arcs. From The Avengers to the X-Men, the big screen to Netflix, the Marvel Universe often reminds us why the struggle of heroes is so important.
(Warning: some minor spoilers are discussed in this episode)
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