Thursday, July 22, 2004
An Online Audio Program on Superheroes from Chicago Public Radio
Scott Bukatman—Associate Professor of Art and Art History, Stanford University
Bradford Wright—Instructor, University of Maryland, University College
These days superheroes can be found at the cineplex, on television, or in novels. In his comic book heyday, the superhero embodied a particular notion of American justice. How has the meaning of the superhero changed? Joining host Gretchen Helfrich for the conversation are Scott Bukatman and Bradford Wright. Bukatman is the author of the book Matters of Gravity: Special Effects and Supermen in the Twentieth Century. Wright is the author of the book Comic Book Nation: The Transformation of Youth Culture in America.