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Super Heroes aren’t just in comic books anymore. They’ve become a central part of the mainstream consciousness. From TV to movies, from toys to video games, the likes of Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Iron Man, and Ms. Marvel dominate pop culture. The Other Identity explores the way these characters and concepts live with us and influence the people we become. From the 10-year-old girl who wants to be Captain Marvel to three generations of dads bonding over their Superman comics, these modern myths offer something for everybody. CheckpointXP’s Robbie Landis is joined by Ben Morse, a lifelong fan who got the chance to work at Marvel during their most dynamic decade. Join them as they celebrate the comic book heroes that inspire us all, providing a way for longtime fans and newcomers alike to enjoy this exciting world!
MEET THE HOSTS
About Robbie: Robbie grew up in ‘the nerd life’ where comics and video games weren’t cool and often got you targeted by bullies. His love for the world of superheroes was ignited by X-Men, Spider-Man, and Batman the Animated series. Those were the gateway into the world of comics. Just like with the cartoons Spider-Man and the Ultimate Universe was his first true love in comics.
About Ben: From the minute he saw the first episode of X-Men: The Animated Series on Halloween night 1992, Ben fell in love with superheroes and the universes they populate. Somehow he was able to parlay this passion into a career, starting out as a writer at Wizard Magazine before spending a decade in the digital media department of Marvel Comics. Currently a visiting lecturer at UNLV in Las Vegas, Ben loves defending Ben Affleck’s Daredevil, why Wally West is the best Flash and other lukewarm takes.