In The Batman Universe Podcast Episode 238, Scott Waldyn is joined by Brian R. Solomon, author of Superheroes!: The History of a Pop-Culture Phenomenon from Ant-Man to Zorro. The two talk about the wealth of research that went into Superheroes!, a nonfiction book that takes readers on a journey from the early days of comic strips and pulp heroes to the invention of the comic book, and subsequent adaptations into serials, radio dramas, and films. It’s a fantastic conversation, and Scott and Brian touch on a few of the many highlights of the book. Listen in as they dive deeper into the international influence on modern-day superheroes, as well as comic book heroes’ influence on the rest of the world, culminating into today’s global pop-cultural phenomenon.
After finishing the episode, grab a copy of Superheroes!: The History of a Pop-Culture Phenomenon from Ant-Man to Zorro from Amazon.