Extra Sequential Podcast #61-’30s & ’40s Heroes

64 mins. We wind back the clock to those halcyon days of the 1930s and 40s when comic books and superheroes were brand new. And they were stranger and wilder than you could imagine. Also, Orson Welles. Drunk.


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2:37 NEWS

Beware the Batman – a CG animated series

The Simpsons’ future

New episodes of Beavis & Butt-Head

Grant Morrison writing a Rogue Trooper film

The Metal Hurlant Chronicles TV series

New Arrested Development episodes and film! Yay!

Short fan film inspired by Ben Templesmith’s Welcome to Hoxford

15:26 THEME – 1930s AND 40S COMICS

The diversity of genres, crude renderings, strange tales of justice, the crazy work of Fletcher Hanks, radio serials, the abundance of anthologies, superhero precursors and more. What a wild time in which the comics we know and love today were experimenting and finding their feet.

If you want to hear some great, free radio serials go here, and here’s an example of a crazy Captain Marvel comic from the time.

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