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The podcast dedicated to understanding 1980s pop culture, Beyond the Neon looks past the nostalgia to get beneath the skin of the decade of excess. With guest contributors from across the academic world, each documentary show looks at a different aspect of the era and examines the social, political and economic climate of the day.

Aug 29, 2018

Exploring the superhero landscape of  the 1970s, how this translated to decade that followed, and how a new president changed the way Hollywood looked at heroism in comics, tv and film.

 

Guest contributors

Dr Joan Ormrod, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and researcher in women in comics and subcultural identities.

Professor Kent Worcester, Professor of Political Science, Marymount Manhattan College and Author of The Punisher and the Politics of Retributive Justice.

Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Assistant Professor of Language and Literature at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Author of War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film.

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