A compilation show of contributions, all answering the question - what does Superman mean to you?
Scott catches up with the resident comic books guys, Matt and Jordan, to discuss the different versions of the Man of Steel that have appeared on film and TV. Which are the best and worst.
Scott talks with Ben Hall about how he relates to Superman, what the Man of Steel has represented through the ages and what are the best Superman stories.
Julian Darius of Sequart (sequart.org) is back to go deep on why the Joker is greatest villain. Why he is so terrifying and how he speaks to real world fears.Read More
Scott catch's up with the official 20th Century Geek "Comic Book Guys" Matt and Jordan to talk about all things villainous, with a couple tangents.
I talk The Killing Joke with Julian Darius, academic, Comic lover and the man who started Sequart (sequart.org).
I highly recommend visiting sequart.org to find out more about the organisation and have access to loads of excellent articles and thought pieces.
I highlight two comic series I really enjoy but don't get enough attention. I also interview the guys from the podcast Xenozoic Xenophiles and former 2000AD editor John Tomlinson.
I sit down with the guys from Super Shakes comic shop to discuss comics that we don't think get enough attention or have been forgotten by history.
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I catch up with the guys from "Super Shakes" comic shop in Burton Upon Trent. We chat about running a comic shop, Morrison, Gaiman and Moore and tangents into other comic type subjects.
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In this show,
> A history of how Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison broke into Comics
> A review of Gaiman's Black Orchid, Morrison's Arkham Asylum and Moore's V for Vendetta
> An interview with Greg Carpenter, author of "British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison and the invention of the modern comic book writer
Quote from Batman Begins (2005) Warner Bros -
Research book notes
Superheroes: Capes, cowls and the creation of comic book culture – Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor (2013) Crown Archetype
A brief History of Superheroes – Brian J. Robb (2014) Robinson / Running Press
The Shadow #1: The living shadow – Maxwell Grant (originally 1931 / reprinted 1977) New English Library
The Avenger #2: The Yellow Hoard – Kenneth Robeson (originally 1939 / reprinted 1972) Warner paperback library
Doc Savage #14: The Fantastic Island – Kenneth Robeson (originally 1935 / reprinted 1966) Bantam Books