Comics: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Comics: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

In this episode we explore a community where when evil rears its head, someone finds a way to set things right, even if they have to make sacrifices and defy the laws of our universe to do it. In this hour we tell the stories of real-life battles between good and evil in the world of comic books, where underdogs often come out on top and fantasy merges with reality. From creators and whistleblowers to real-life superheroes who’ve brought comics to life, putting on their own capes and costumes to fight for justice in their cities.

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Episode Music

Artist Track
Dark Knight Motion Picture Soundtrack I’m Not a Hero
Dark Knight Motion Picture Soundtrack Aggressive Expansion
John Williams Theme from Superman
Soul Position Printmatic
Soul Position Run
Soul Position Just Think
Soul Position I Love
Explosions in the Sky Your Hand in Mine
Explosions in the Sky What Do You Go Home To?
Bonobo Recurring
Ratatat Drugs
Ratatat Grape Juice City
Balmorhea Elegy (Bexar Bexar Remix)
Quantic Trouble For the River
Blockhead Attack the Doctor
Rick James SuperFreak
Alabama Shakes Heartbreaker
Calexico When Only the Ashes Are Left
The Herbaliser Forty Winks
The Herbaliser Mr. Chombee Has the Law
RJD2 F.H.H.” Instrumental
Jay Gruska Lois And Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Bexar Bexar Oil Thumbprints
Neal Hefti Batman TV Series Theme
  • Carolyn Stephens

    We drove through Greensburg about a year after the tornado. There was not a leaf left on any of the trees. The only business was a convenience store where we got gas. Across the street we saw a couple raking the yard where their house once stood. It broke my heart but it also showed that these people had not given up. We drove through again last August and witnessed the amazing rebirth. Anyone who feels that they have no hope left should visit Greensburg.

  • http://www.deviatedtheatre.org Enoch Chan

    just wanted to say thanks for this… heard the first part of this on the way home from a rehearsal and found it here to finish listening. made me tear up. nice to know others think so highly of the art form and the positive effect it has had on people’s lives. just goes to show how much art and myth are necessary for societal good… i too, like many fans, have always wanted to draw for comics,… sadly (or not so sadly), my life led in another direction. luckily, i am still telling stories. my wife and i try to create “myths for modern times” through movement and dance at deviated theatre and i am always amazed how much my building of these works are influenced by the hero myths which i first found in the pages of comics. again, great work… and don’t feel too bad about and $85 pull… i think when i was doing a lot of collecting my pull easily hit $150 :).