Podcast: Superheroes and Heroism in the Reagan Era

In episode 4 of Beyond the Neon, I explore the superhero landscape of the 1970s and how that translated in decade that followed, as well as how a new US President and UK Prime Minister influenced heroism in comics, tv and film.

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Music

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Guest contributors

Dr Joan Ormrod, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and researcher in women in comics and subcultural identities.

Professor Kent Worcester, Professor of Political Science, Marymount Manhattan College and Author of The Punisher and the Politics of Retributive Justice.

Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Assistant Professor of Language and Literature at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Author of War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film.

References

Belton, John – American Cinema/American Culture, 2013 McGraw Hill (4th Edition)
Booker, M Keith – May Contain Graphic Material: Cmic Books, Graphic Novels, and Film, 2007 Praeger Publishers
Brands, HW – You’re Remembering Reagan Wrong, 2016 Time Magazine (web article)
Faludi, Susan – Backlash – The Undeclared War Against Women, 1993 Vintage
Gibson, Mel, Huxley, David and Ormrod, Joan (eds) – Superheroes and Identities, 2015 Routledge
Grindon, Leger – Movies and Fissures in Reagans America (from) American Cinema of the 1980s: Themes and Variations, 2007 Rutgers University Press
Holt, Jennifer – Movies and the American Dream (from) American Cinema of the 1980s: Themes and Variations, 2007 Rutgers University Press
Jeffords, Susan – Hard Bodies: Hollywood Masculinity in the Reagan Era, 1994 Rutgers University Press
Prince, Stephen (ed) – American Cinema of the 1980s: Themes and Variations, 2007 Rutgers University Press
Rapf, Joanna E – Movies and the New Woman, (from) American Cinema of the 1980s: Themes and Variations, 2007 Rutgers University Press
Wood, Robin – Hollywood From Vietnam to Reagan and Beyond, 1986 Columbia University Press

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Podcast episode 4: Superheroes and Heroism in the Reagan Era
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1980s superhero TV shows were thin on the ground. So were 1980s superhero movies. But why? Find out in this podcast.
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Comments

  1. Thack

    Noel – I’m blown away!

    This is a seriously professional and polished production. Can’t even begin to imagine how much work went into this but it’s definitely got the greatest potential as a cult hit.

    Looking forward to having my mind blown by the next episode. And the one after that!

    Great work.

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