Superheroes: What Makes a Superhero a Superhero? (A History of The Genre Pt1)

Season 1 | Episode 7
1h 11m | Nov 20, 2021

Is it the costume? The superpowers? The mission? What about superheroes that have only one of those things? None of them? Join us for the first part in a small series on superheroes and a history of the genre. In this episode we discuss what makes a superhero and defines the genre with help from writer Jess Nevins and his novel "The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger: The 4000 Year History of The Superhero". Recommended resources for this episode include: Casually Comics on YouTube (, and, NerdSync on YouTube (

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