Today’s show: What is a Superhero?
January 13, 2014
Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: What is a Superhero?
Continuing a month of shows about superhero comics, Alex Fitch discusses the new Oxford University Press book ‘What is a Superhero?’ with a couple of the contributors – Richard Reynolds (Central St. Martins School of Art and Design) and Will Brooker (Kingston University) – and two writers of superhero comics – Kieron GIllen (Iron Man) and Si Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy).
Reynolds and Brooker read from their sections of the anthology and discuss their thoughts on the modern superhero identity, while Gillen and Spurrier talk about how they have built on the work of their predecessors while trying to create a voice of their own at Marvel Comics, in titles such as Journey into Mystery and The Punisher. Recorded at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, Autumn 2013 as part of Comica Festival.
4.30pm, Monday 13th January 2014, repeated 11am, Thursday 16th January 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com
Links: More info about the Oxford University Press book ‘What is a Superhero?’
Info about Richard Reynolds on LinkedIn
Info on Will Brooker on Kingston University’s website
Kieron Gillen’s website
Si Spurrier’s website
Info about the original event on the Comica Festival website
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Si Spurrier, previous interviews with Kieron Gillen about his work, and previous episodes featuring Richard Reynolds
Garry Leach Signing Miracleman
To celebrate Marvel Comics’ rerelease of Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman’s revival of Marvelman / Miracleman, artist Garry Leach will be signing copies of the first issue at Orbital Comics on Wednesday 15th January 2014
5pm, Wednesday 15th January 2014
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
More info at www.orbitalcomics.com
Si Spurrier signing Number Cruncher
One of the best British comic strips of last year, Number Cruncher – originally serialised in Judge Dredd Megazine, has been rereleased in an American Comic Book sized hardback collection and author Si Spurrier with be signing comics at Forbidden Planet, London on Wednesday 15th January 2014
7pm, Wednesday 15th January 2014
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR
More info at www.forbiddenplanet.com
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