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.
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The episode kicks off with host Al Letson talking about his secret ‘nerdy’ side. Then, a passionate Superman fan gets taken advantage of, and the comics community pitches in to help.
Comics Alliance editor Laura Hudson causes an uproar in the comics community over an editorial about the portrayal of women in comics. Then, Cowabunga Dude! We visit the town that birthed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
A letter from an unlikely comic book fan. We learn about Cosplay, then meet a man who transformed himself into a superhero. Finally, an emotional story about a boy’s wish to become a superhero.
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 Flaw”
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”