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Author Glen Weldon Talks Batman + The Caped Crusade

Author Glen Weldon Talks Batman + The Caped Crusade

Author and culture critic Glen Weldon talks comics, Batman, and the rise of nerd culture (plus Adam West).

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Few – if any – comic book character has been so thoroughly translated (and mistranslated) to the silver, television, and gaming screens as DC Comics’ Caped Crusader, otherwise known as The Dark Knight, otherwise known as Batman.

In this super-powered episode of the Popzara Podcast our own mild-mannered Nathan Evans talks with culture critic, writer, radio panelist, and self-described comics nerd Glen Weldon about his new book The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture, which documents the intersection of pop-culture, psychology, and cool costumes.

Together, this dynamic duo discuss the continuing allure of superheroes, the disappointments of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the rise and domination of Marvel movie blockbusters, the persistence of gay allegory in comics, and, of course, a healthy dose of Adam West. No Batutsi dancing, we promise (maybe).

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