Friday, April 8, 2016

Weekend Listening: Batman v Superman

Above: The cover of World's Finest Comics #3 (1941) by Fred Ray. Copyright DC Comics 2015.

This week on Radio NZ Nights I talked to Bryan Crump about Batman vs Superman, Captain America vs Iron Man: why do comics readers love to see their heroes clash? How can Batman even hold his own against Superman? We talk about the character's shared histories, from their goofy 1950s adventures to their gritty showdown in Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. It's all discussed in a fun 18 minute discussion you can listen in on HERE.
Above: Splash page from World's Finest Comics #153 (1965), written by Edmond Hamilton, art by Curt Swan & George Klein. Copyright DC Comics 2015.

And for more on Batman and Superman's bizarre 1950s adventures (and other odd-ball comics), check out Jon Morris' great comics blog, Gone & Forgotten HERE.

- AK!

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