Episode 10: Culture in Comics, Marvel VS. DC, Top 5 Social Commentary Comics

 Illustration by John Byrne.

Illustration by John Byrne.

“With great power comes great responsibility!” We explore how culture is depicted in comic books, discuss why diversity matters, outline how rigid character representations are bad for everyone, and describe how multiculturalism leads to better business and cooler stories. In the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER, Marvel Comics VS. DC Comics. We share our top 5 social commentary comic book stories.

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 51:44: Culture in comic books.
  • 51:45 – 59:22: INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER – Marvel VS. DC.
  • 59:23 01:18:43: Top 5 social commentary comics.


Top 5 Social Commentary Comics


  1. The Walking Dead
  2. Watchmen
  3. Persepolis
  4. Marzi
  5. Ms. Marvel (2014)


  1. Persepolis
  2. Akira: v. 1
  3. Daredevil Legends Vol. II: Born Again
  4. Magneto: Testament
  5. Ms. Marvel (2014)

Honorable Mentions:

  • The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
  • Bone
  • The Dark Knight Returns
  • V for Vendetta