Episode 34: Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley, Seconds VS. Back to the Future, Top 5 Stories About Regret

Katie, Hazel, and the rest of the cast of Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley.

“Write your mistake. Ingest one mushroom. Go to sleep. Wake anew.” It's the Super Fantastic Nerd Hour review of Seconds, the new graphic novel from Scott Pilgrim author Bryan Lee O'Malley! We debate if Seconds’s premise about a restaurant chef altering the space-time continuum charts new territory for comics, discuss how its commentary about being on the “bleak precipice of a early-thirties crisis” compares to the science of aging, and geek out about all of its references to pop culture. In the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER, which coming of age story stands the test of time — Seconds or Back to the Future? We divulge our top 5 stories about regret.

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 – 44:16: Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley.
  • 44:17 – 53:10: INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER: Seconds VS. Back to the Future.
  • 53:11 – 1:15:33: Top 5 Stories About Regret. 


Top 5 Stories About Regret


  1. Up
  2. Tom Waits - Martha
  3. High Fidelity
  4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  5. Peggy Sue Got Married


  1. "Tapestry" (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  2. "Ab Aeterno" (LOST)
  3. "In the Pale Moonlight" (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  5. Before Sunset