Category Archives: Superhero stuff

Trump Media: A Film Studies Syllabus (III)

In the previous two sections of this provisional Trump-era film studies syllabus, I have grouped together films that examine two key thematic aspects of Donald Trump as a political phenomenon: first, how populism has been expressed and critiqued through Hollywood film; and … Continue reading

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Trump Media: A Film Studies Syllabus (II)

As the second thematic section of my work-in-progress post-election film studies syllabus, I have selected a few films that engage with the ongoing commercialization of media. Already a huge problem for the democratic process in all capitalist countries, the growing involvement of capital in … Continue reading

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The Greatest Superman Story Ever Told

A few years back, I included in one of my short blog articles a reference to Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal and Zach Weiner’s absolutely magnificent take on the contradictions inherent in superhero mythologies. I still consider that short satirical comic the best … Continue reading

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Comics legend’s seal of approval

Since I recently discovered that a video recording of my big Kubrick interview existed online, I’ve been googling my own name more frequently. And this morning, I was sort of stunned to find that Pat Mills, creator of legendary British comics … Continue reading

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Faking New York in ‘The Avengers’

I used a few clips from last year’s superhero blockbuster The Avengers to illustrate the lecture I gave at the Capitalist Superheroes book launch last week, mostly because it has become the superhero film most commonly associated with ‘the Obama age,’ as well … Continue reading

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The trouble with female role models

My Twitter friend, fellow “superhero academic,” and all-around terrific guy Will Brooker treated me to an advance preview this past week of the forthcoming online comic book project My So-Called Secret Identity, which he co-authors with Suze Shore and Sarah Zaidan. … Continue reading

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Look at me! Look at me!

After the whirlwind of the Capitalist Superheroes publication and book launch, I’m trying to get back on top of my long-neglected Medicine blog. The first things I suppose I should add here are the video recordings of my recent public … Continue reading

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