Glen Weldon http://www.kunc.org en Man Of Tomorrow: Superman, Orson Scott Card And Me http://www.kunc.org/post/man-tomorrow-superman-orson-scott-card-and-me-0 <em>Glen Weldon is a freelance writer and regular contributor to </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/">Monkey See</a><em>.</em><p>Let's make this perfectly clear at the outset: I don't work for NPR, and what I'm about to say doesn't represent NPR. I'm but a lowly freelancer they're dumb enough to publish a bunch, and what I say now I say as me, which is to say:<p>1. An inveterate Superman nerd, and<p>2. A gay dude.<p>DC Comics has hired Orson Scott Card to write the first two issues of a new digital-first Superman comic. Sun, 17 Feb 2013 19:41:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 40330 at http://www.kunc.org Man Of Tomorrow: Superman, Orson Scott Card And Me http://www.kunc.org/post/man-tomorrow-superman-orson-scott-card-and-me Let's make this perfectly clear at the outset: I don't work for NPR, and what I'm about to say doesn't represent NPR. I'm but a lowly freelancer they're dumb enough to publish a bunch, and what I say now I say as me, which is to say:<p>1. An inveterate Superman nerd, and<p>2. A gay dude.<p>DC Comics has hired Orson Scott Card to write the first two issues of a new digital-first Superman comic. Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:33:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 40327 at http://www.kunc.org Man Of Tomorrow: Superman, Orson Scott Card And Me Graphic Novels That Flew Under The Radar In 2012 http://www.kunc.org/post/graphic-novels-flew-under-radar-2012 In 2012, several high-profile comics creators added landmark works to their already impressive legacies. With <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/titles/161892846/building-stories" target="_blank">Building Stories</a>, Chris Ware offered 14 volumes of comics, each with its own meticulous, anagrammatic take on despair, and stuffed them into a box. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 16:31:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 38057 at http://www.kunc.org Graphic Novels That Flew Under The Radar In 2012 'Captain America': Speak Tersely, Carry A Big Shield http://www.kunc.org/post/captain-america-speak-tersely-carry-big-shield "You don't give up, do you?" snarls Hugo Weaving's Red Skull (the villain of the piece, as you'll likely gather from the <em>nom-de-guerre</em>, if the jackboots didn't give it away<em>), </em>aiming<em> </em>his fearsome weapon at Chris Evans' star-spangled, lantern-jawed, melon-biceped hero. We know what comes next.<p>We've seen our share of superhero movies, after all. This summer alone offered up no less than four iterations: <em>Thor, X-Men: First Class, The Green Lantern</em>, and now <em>Captain America: The First Avenger</em>. Fri, 22 Jul 2011 17:02:09 +0000 Glen Weldon 11695 at http://www.kunc.org 'Captain America': Speak Tersely, Carry A Big Shield