Glen Weldon, Writr

Writes about books & comics for NPR & elsewhere. Panelist on Pop Culture Happy Hour. Unauthor, "SUPERMAN: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY."

Author of the forthcoming "THE CAPED CRUSADE: THE RISE OF BATMAN AND THE TRIUMPH OF NERD CULTURE," due 2015 From Simon & Schuster.
waitwhatpod:

That we’re 14 years into the 21st century and we still haven’t made “your pulsations are steady” into a thing yet just demonstrates our failure as a culture, and possibly even as a species.
(From Superman #354, by Cary Bates and Curt Swan.)

waitwhatpod:

That we’re 14 years into the 21st century and we still haven’t made “your pulsations are steady” into a thing yet just demonstrates our failure as a culture, and possibly even as a species.

(From Superman #354, by Cary Bates and Curt Swan.)

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FOR FANS OF NERDS, KID SIDEKICKS AND CONSTANT, PHANTOM THUMPING LIKE UNTO THAT OF THE VERY KNOCK OF DOOM:

NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour Goes to San Diego Comic-Con.

This week, it’s our live show we taped last Thursday in historic room 26AB of the San Diego Convention Center, including a discussion of Nerd Privilege, What’s Making Us Happy, and quiz on superhero sidekicks.

Pursuant to said quiz, two of the photos above are offered as visual evidence of the correct answers. The other is of Thompson being Thompson, very Thompsonishly.

Hat tip to this Cracked article on old-timey heroes by Pip Ury for reminding me of Silver Streak and Yankee Doodle Jones, which, oy.

PS: Sorry about that constant thumping in the audio. Thompson thinks it was the restless spirit of Jack Kirby; I suspect it might have been that drifter I’d smothered and buried under the podium the night before. Or, more precisely: THE BEATING OF HIS HIDEOUS HEART.

These are the stunningly attractive and elegant and witty and ferociously intelligent people who came to today’s Pop Culture Happy Hour LIVE panel at Comic-Con. 

Also they smell of jasper and sandalwood.

If you’re in San Diego without a SDCC badge, there’ll be a PCHH meetup Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. in Seaport Village, at the gazebo in the East Plaza. We’ll be there a few hours.

We are holding it there because “gazebo” is fun to say. Also so that we can bust out our Gilmore Girls LARPing outfits. 

I, of course, will be Emily. I’m always Emily; deal with it.

These are the stunningly attractive and elegant and witty and ferociously intelligent people who came to today’s Pop Culture Happy Hour LIVE panel at Comic-Con.

Also they smell of jasper and sandalwood.

If you’re in San Diego without a SDCC badge, there’ll be a PCHH meetup Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. in Seaport Village, at the gazebo in the East Plaza. We’ll be there a few hours.

We are holding it there because “gazebo” is fun to say. Also so that we can bust out our Gilmore Girls LARPing outfits.

I, of course, will be Emily. I’m always Emily; deal with it.

The Batgirl Design Process

batgirlofburnside:

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The new Batgirl design has been often credited to Cameron Stewart OR Babs Tarr but rarely to the both of them. The design process was in fact a collaboration with both artists contributing to the final design.

Cameron: When DC first approached me about taking over Batgirl as…