Each year, Comic-Con International in San Diego is such a tornado of pop culture that it’s really hard to remember how it started by the time it’s ended. The first panel you saw feels years away by the time you walk out of the convention center for the last time. That said, it’s always magic—and there’s always at least one thing you’ll never forget. This year was no different.

And now that the credits have rolled on Comic-Con 2016, it’s time for us to put a button on it. You know, just offer you that little post-credits scene where the bleary-eyed heroes sit around, chewing a shawarma, and think about all they’ve been through. And that’s exactly what we plan to do on this week’s episode of The Monitor. (Don’t worry, we’re not actually eating on this podcast. We care about your ears.)


That’s right, this week we’re talking about the excitement over the new Wonder Woman trailer, the pure joy we got from seeing a glimpse of Luke Cage, and our general giddiness over the casting of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. Sit back, this is going to be a long (and funny) one. We’ve got writers and editors (and Comic-Con survivors) Peter Rubin, Angela Watercutter, and K.M. McFarland in the podcast booth and we’re finally ready to process our feelings about this year’s celebration of the popular arts.

A few helpful links for things we talk about in the podcast:

-Our complete Comic-Con 2016 coverage
-The new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery
-WIRED’s review of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
-The fantastic new Wonder Woman trailer
-Angela Watercutter’s reaction to the Wonder Woman panel
-The announcement that Brie Larson will play Captain Marvel
-WIRED’s feature on Justin Lin
-K.M. McFarland’s reaction to the Luke Cage panel
-Our thoughts on the new Valerian footage
-Jon Stewart’s return to political commentary

Link to original: 

Culture Podcast: We’ve Recovered From Comic-Con and Need to Talk About It