Making superheroes: writer Gene Luen Yang, Marvel’s Wolverine podcast, and cosplay racism.

The Artists Behind Superheroes

The Artists Behind Superheroes

The Peabody Award–winning show from PRI.
May 3 2018 4:00 PM

Superhumans

The mortals who bring comic book characters to life.

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A pile of Marvel and DC comics.

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Kurt Andersen talks with Superman writer Gene Luen Yang on Boxers and Saints and American Born Chinese. Plus, the complicated—and sometimes divisive—issue of cosplay characters dressing up as characters of different races. Then, producers Brendan Baker and Chloe Prasinos talk about all the work—and a 3D recording gizmo—that went into making their new podcast, Marvel’s Wolverine: The Long Night.

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