Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Is Superhero Pop Culture Defeating Itself?




Alex and Chris are back together again talking about whether superhero pop culture is about to experience it’s own INFINITY WAR. And if so, who is Thanos? Corporations? Fans? Or an increasingly divisive culture?


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Alex Simmons is an award-winning freelance writer, comic book creator, playwright, teaching artist, and educational consultant. He’s written for Disney Books, Penguin Press, Simon and Schuster, DC Comics, and Archie Comics. Simmons is the creator of the acclaimed adventure comic book series, Blackjack. As a teaching artist Simmons has created and taught creative arts workshops for students and educators in the US, Europe, West Indies, and Africa. Simmons has served on panels, and delivered lectures on children’s entertainment mediums, as well as empowering young people through the arts. Simmons founded the annual family event, Kids Comic Con, as well as three comic arts exhibits, which have traveled abroad. He is currently developing a comics and creative arts program for children all over the world. For over 30 years, Simmons has been a member of arts and education boards for the New York State Alliance for Arts Education, the Department for Cultural Affairs, and is on the State Department Speakers Program. As a teaching artist Simmons has been paid to have fun working with youth through the Apollo Theater In-School Arts Program, Henkel McCoy, Upward Bound, New York Council on the Arts, Children’s Art Carnival, Wings Academy, and NYU Creative Arts Team, to name a few. He has been a panelist at many literacy and arts events, and he has been a guest speaker at numerous colleges and educational institutions here and abroad.
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2 Responses to Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Is Superhero Pop Culture Defeating Itself?

  1. John Shableski says:

    Every genre has it’s cycles of prosperity and decline. What’s needed with the capes and tights genre is house-cleaning starting at the top. Too many are focused on propping up brands and collect-ability vs telling great stories. There is also this crazy denial about the value of publishing graphic novels in line with the latest movie releases. The change will come when the studio heads and licensing departments realize just how much money has been left on the table.

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