Superheroes You Should Love: Episode 1
Scott sits down with Leslie Foster and tries to get to the bottom of our love of superheroes.
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This Week’s Investigation: Superheroes You Should Love!
- The Superhero Media Crossover Project, by Butcher Billy
- 0:00-5:47: Scott’s Intro! We have always had our heroes. In the 1940’s, however, we had the birth of a new kind of hero: The superhero. We’ve had had radio plays, TV shows, and movies dedicated to those who fight for truth and justice while wearing brightly colored tights. It’s been 70 years since those caped crusaders showed up, and we’re still flocking to the theater to see them thwart dastardly deeds with derring-do. Of all the genres, trends, and fads to have come and gone since World War II, why have the superheros not faded from glory? What makes them so persistently relevant?
- 5:32-6:16: “Superman [Sunman Prototype]” can be found here, and the story behind it can be found here.
- 5:54-28:03: Leslie Foster and Scott discuss the origins of the superhero, as well as some of the themes, ideas, and subconscious draws of the superhero genre.
- 24:38-26:37: Why don’t superheroes like guns?
- 27:00-28:55: Leslie discusses his current project, Until We Have Faces.
- 29:00-31:02: Outro!