19 Apr 2016

Feature Interview - Glen Weldon

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:08 pm on 19 April 2016

There are very few things that kids in 2016 like that kids in 1939 enjoyed too. Batman, the superhero who has no super powers but a wicked batmobile and more gadgets than 007, has appeal across the generations. Why the longevity and what does that say about us? Holy pocket protector, Batman is a nerd according to author and pop culture commentator Glen Weldon. That and his very human reasons for fighting crime inspire passionate fandom. Weldon traces the evolution of the superhero in his new book The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture.

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