Comcastro blogger Daniel Smith leads a conversation reflecting on all of the super heroes in present times. He leans heavily on today’s comic book explosion and transitions into the treatment of veterans, the most fan-engaging celebrities of Dragoncon, the personality cult of Coach Paul Johnson, and the arrival of the Atlanta Hawks. The conversation goes everywhere: from controversy in sports to the cost of being at the top, to politics, the Mcconaissance, football vs rugby, independent film, the return of Shaq-Fu, career reinvention, constitutional law, the bipolar history of comic book adaptation, and the epic triumphs and failures of comic books in film. Daniel is the greatest of all superfans. Nerds of the world, this one’s for you.