Episode 24: Talking Marvel Comics with Dr. Todd Stephen Burroughs


Since October 2019, filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola have been making it known in the press their disdain for Marvel Comics superhero films and how they are impacting the film industry. With all this going on we decided to syndicate our interview from last year with Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs, a professor of mass communication and print journalism whose most brilliant book Marvel’s Black Panther: A Comic Book Biography, From Stan Lee to Ta-Nehisi Coates, available from Diasporic Africa Press, is one that we cannot recommend enough. Originally recorded when longtime Marvel creator and editor Stan Lee passed away, the conversation quickly embraced the wider history of Marvel and its brand of Cold War liberalism.

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