Off Panel #98: Ego the Living Podcast with Jason Concepcion

On this week’s episode of Off Panel, The Ringer writer Jason Concepcion joins the show to talk Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the 2017 slate of comic book movies. Concepcion talks Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (spoiler alert like crazy!) (00:51s), whether Guardians feels disconnected from the rest of the Marvel universe (4:55), the stingers (8:27), what worked in the movie (12:34), whether it had the best Stan Lee cameo (14:53), what didn’t work (16:37), then Guardians talk (and the spoilers) ends as we move onto the comic movie Mount Rushmore (22:10), hype levels for 2017’s remaining comic movies (25:30), the advent of rated R comic book movies (42:09), the state of the X-Men movies (47:00), Inhumans as a TV show (49:30), why comic adaptations work and video game adaptations don’t (53:45), before closing with five questions about Overwatch, the Knicks, Kojima, and more (59:00).

You can find Concepcion on Twitter, on The Ringer, and in The Ringer’s video game podcast Achievement Oriented, which he co-hosts with Ben Lindbergh.

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Header image is from the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 poster. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.