comic books

Facebook: Electric City Comics & Magazines

Bill Townsend of Electric City Comics and Al Itskov of Al's House of Sports Cards, both in Schenectady, New York, join Vox Pop to discuss comics and sports cards. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: Electric City Comics & Magazines

Bill Townsend of Electric City Comics and Al Itskov of Al's House of Sports Cards, both in Schenectady, New York, join Vox Pop to discuss comics and sports cards. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Reed Tucker is a freelance journalist and writer and has lived in New York since 1999. He writes mostly about pop culture and entertainment, most recently as a staff features writer at the New York Post.

In his new book "Slugfest: Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC" he chronicles the history of this epic rivalry.

Podcast: The Process Behind Making Action Figures

Aug 6, 2016

Do you ever wish your favorite comic book or sci-fi characters could come to life?  This week we're talking action figures. Travel to the studio of Paul Harding, one of the industry’s most popular action figure designers, to learn more about the process that gives life to our favorite stories.

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With "Captain America: Civil War" in theaters now, RetConned's Rick Marshall speaks to attorney James Daily, the co-author of the 2012 book "The Law of Superheroes," and creator of the long-running "Law and the Multiverse," a blog that explores elements of the superhero world from a legal perspective.

RetConned: Scott Snyder On Batman V Superman

May 4, 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in theaters now, RetConned's Rick Marshall speaks to veteran Batman comic-book writer Scott Snyder about the two characters and their history as allies—and enemies—over the years.

RetConned is a program of assorted geekery - movies, comic books, video games and everything in between.

Our Batman, Ourselves

Mar 24, 2016

  With the highly anticipated release of the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which is hitting theaters nationwide, NPR Pop Culture Correspendent and author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography Glen Weldon gives us the backstory of the infamous Dark Knight in his new book, The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture.

  Historian Jill Lepore was researching an article for The New Yorker on the history of Planned Parenthood and a paper on the history of evidence when she discovered that both were connected to comic book hero - Wonder Woman. That led to her new book: The Secret History of Wonder Woman.

  Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore’s new book is The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Lepore will be in South Hadley, MA tonight for an Odyssey Book Shop event at Mount Holyoke College to discuss Wonder Woman. So, why is a History Professor writing about Wonder Woman. Well, it happened by accident.

The book is a work of historical detection revealing that the origins of one of the world's most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story--and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism. Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history.

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From the tales of a certain webslinging vigilante to the adventures of heroes in a half-shell and beyond, comic books have shaped popular culture immensely in the last few decades. With San Diego Comic-Con International coming up this weekend, we’re on today with Movies.com columnist and Professional Geek Rick Marshall about what's going on in the comic book universe and beyond.

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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is displaying for the first time comic artwork of the ex-president posing with Superman.

The creator, comic book artist Al Plastino, thought he had donated the 10 hand-drawn storyboards decades ago. But they actually were in the hands of a private owner.

Comic book publisher DC Entertainment bought the black-and-white artwork and donated it to the library in December.

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NEW YORK (AP) — An auction house has withdrawn from sale the original artwork for a 1964 Superman comic book featuring President John F. Kennedy.

Heritage Auctions had hoped to sell the artwork Friday in California for an estimated $50,000. But its creator sued the Dallas-based firm Tuesday, seeking to disclose the seller's name.