May 13, 2011
Superman On The Couch: Superheroes In Our Hearts and Souls
Tonight, the TV series "Smallville" will end its 10-year run. The series chronicled how the boy Clark Kent became the ultimate "Man of Steel," Superman. This summer's film lineup is packed with superhero flicks from, "Thor" to "The Green Lantern" and there's a new Superman film in the works for next year. The popularity of Superman and other comic heroes begs the question, why do superheroes exist in the first place? On Friday's HearSay, we'll talk about the evolution of superheroes and how they reflect and emulate everyday people in our lives.
Danny Fingeroth - comic book writer, editor, and expert on superheroes, also author of "Superman On The Couch"
Tom De Haven - editor, journalist, and a professor of creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University, also author of "It's Superman" and "Our Hero: Superman On Earth"
Dr. Avi Santo - Assistant Professor of Communication at Old Dominion University