Fortress of Solitude:
The Loneliness of Superheroes

Fortress of Solitude:
The Loneliness of Superheroes

Show Notes

Superheroes can save us from many things including annihilation, evil, mutant viruses, and mad geniuses. But perhaps the most important one is these characters have something to teach us about loneliness. Almost all origin stories of superheroes begin with intense isolation, abandonment, and solitude. Why do so many superheroes long to not have their superpowers and how did their time alone help them understand their purpose towards themselves and to others, the people they’re supposed to help. From Fortress of Solitudes to Batcaves, take a leap this week into the pages of comic books and lonely superheroes.

Major Sources Include:
1. Chris Doucher, interviewed August 12, 2020
2. Professor Nikki Martyn, interviewed August 14, 2020
3. Nicole Smith, interviewed August 14, 2020
4. John Devore, interviewed August 17, 2020
5. Professor Paul Zehr, interviewed August 18, 2020

6. Ralph DiBernardo, interviewed August 18, 2020
7. Comic book sales
8. The Ringer

Series Credits:
Host and Writer: Peg Fong

Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Producers: Debbie O’Reilly and Guillermo Serrano
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Superheroes can save us from many things including annihilation, evil, mutant viruses, and mad geniuses. But perhaps the most important one is these characters have something to teach us about loneliness. Almost all origin stories of superheroes begin with intense isolation, abandonment, and solitude. Why do so many superheroes long to not have their superpowers and how did their time alone help them understand their purpose towards themselves and to others, the people they’re supposed to help. From Fortress of Solitudes to Batcaves, take a leap this week into the pages of comic books and lonely superheroes.

Major Sources Include:
1. Chris Doucher, interviewed August 12, 2020
2. Professor Nikki Martyn, interviewed August 14, 2020
3. Nicole Smith, interviewed August 14, 2020
4. John Devore, interviewed August 17, 2020
5. Professor Paul Zehr, interviewed August 18, 2020

6. Ralph DiBernardo, interviewed August 18, 2020
7. Comic book sales
8. The Ringer

Series Credits:
Host and Writer: Peg Fong

Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Producers: Debbie O’Reilly and Guillermo Serrano
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

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