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Hey, that Peacemaker guy looks familiar… !

I can’t remember much useful from school (which inspired me to try and put together a high school reading list while in quarantine), but something that reminds me of comic books I read as a kid gets my brain working.

On Wednesday, HBO Max announced the development of a limited series built around the Peacemaker character that John Cena will play in James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad film.

But the key art released with the news trigged memories of an image that’s apparently stuck in my brain over the past 30 years. The headshot of Cena’s Peacemaker, drawn like a comic book illustration, looked a lot like John Byrne’s rendition of Captain America for the signature corner boxes that Marvel Comics put on its covers from the 1960s through the 1990s.

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Desus & Mero here, Desus & Mero there, Desus & Mero everywhere

As I wrote back in July, I’m late to the Desus & Mero party but have been sticking around. Plenty more will surely be joining because the guys are everywhere right now to promote their new book, God-Level Knowledge Darts, and their talk show was just renewed for a third season at Showtime.

They were even profiled on CBS Sunday Morning!

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Late to the Desus & Mero party, but plan on staying

At the risk of sounding way behind cultural trends or looking white as mayonnaise, I’ve become a fan of Desus & Mero.

I was aware of them before and NBA writer Chris Herring often shows them love on Twitter.

So what took me so long? I don’t know! Maybe because I don’t watch VICELAND that much, but now that they’ve moved to Showtime, I see ads for the show all the time before and after watching Billions.

(By the way, I’ve finished my binge! Just waiting for the second half of Season 5 whenever COVID-19 allows the series to go back into production.)

Part of it is the guys often talk about sports and have sports-related guests on the show, which makes it content worth watching for a notable clip I can write about for Awful Announcing. Like this clip on James Harden and the Blue Lives Matter mask he wore at the 8:14 mark:

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