superheroes http://nhpr.org en The Return Of A Comic Book Heroine: Nelvana Of The Northern Lights http://nhpr.org/post/return-comic-book-heroine-nelvana-northern-lights <p>It seems like every summer, another classic superhero gets ripped from the pages of Marvel or D.C. comics and is adapted, or rebooted, for the big screen. You don’t have to be a comic book super fan to recognize icons like Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman, but what about the telepathic Nelvana of the Northern&nbsp;Lights?</p><p>What, you never heard of her?</p><p>Two Canadian comic book fans,&nbsp;<strong>Hope Nicholson</strong>&nbsp;and <strong>Rachel Richy,</strong>&nbsp;are hoping to change that <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hopelnicholson/nelvana-of-the-northern-lights-canadas-first-super">with a Kickstarter campaign</a> to fund the first ever reprint of Nelvana comics for a new generation of fans to enjoy. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:44:19 +0000 Logan Shannon 37723 at http://nhpr.org The Return Of A Comic Book Heroine: Nelvana Of The Northern Lights Move Over Superman: These Animals Are Real-Life Superheroes http://nhpr.org/post/move-over-superman-these-animals-are-real-life-superheroes <p>As the curtain falls on another season of superhero blockbusters, Hollywood is already hard at work re-booting&nbsp; "Batman," "Captain America," and the "Fantastic Four" franchises.&nbsp; More than sixty high-profile superhero films have been released since the surprise success of "X-Men" in the year 2000.</p><p><strong>Joe Hanson </strong>points us to a more enduring source of awe-inspiring acts: nature. Hanson is a biologist who writes and hosts the PBS. video series <a href="http://video.pbs.org/program/its-okay-be-smart/">“It’s Okay to Be Smart.” </a> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:59:24 +0000 Virginia Prescott 35202 at http://nhpr.org Move Over Superman: These Animals Are Real-Life Superheroes Word Of Mouth 05.11.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-05112013 <p>In this special edition of Word of Mouth: Girl Power Interrupted.</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 26798 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth 05.11.2013 Wonder Women! http://nhpr.org/post/wonder-women <p>Wonder Woman has yet to be the subject of a major motion picture. Until now…sort of. “<a href="http://wonderwomendoc.com/" target="_blank">Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American </a><a href="http://wonderwomendoc.com/" target="_blank">Superheroines</a>” is a documentary that follows the character from her Amazonian origins to that <a href="http://youtu.be/M_blOQEu9ws" target="_blank">campy TV show in the 70s </a>to her following among punk rockers, suburban girls, and even Gloria Steinem. The documentary is screening tonight at Concord’s <a href="http://www.redrivertheatres.org/" target="_blank">Red River Theatre</a> and will make its broadcast premiere on <a href="http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/wonder-women/" target="_blank">PBS’s Independent Lens</a> series on April 15th. <strong>Kristy Guevera-Flanagan</strong> directed the film and joins Word of Mouth to talk about it.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:05:52 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23533 at http://nhpr.org Wonder Women! Word of Mouth 05.12.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-05122012 <p>The upside of middle age. Prepper love. The history of the ball. The psyches of superheroes. Why scientists love zombies. And the ghost-town that is Pyongyang.</p> Sat, 12 May 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 4644 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 05.12.2012 Word of Mouth 03.24.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-03242012 <p>Occupy candidates. The Law Booth. Gay media gone straight. A social history of White Bread. Stunning finds in basketball research. And Taylor's rundown of superhero super-science.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:37:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2730 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 03.24.2012 Superhero Gadgets for the Rest of Us http://nhpr.org/post/superhero-gadgets-rest-us <p>Reality is more like a comic-book every day. Behold: The Board of Imagination, DARPA's Cyborg-Moth spy, The Titanium Terminator Jawbone, the SpeechJammer, and (one day, maybe) a state-sponsored Gecko-boy.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:23:25 +0000 Taylor Quimby 2375 at http://nhpr.org Superhero Gadgets for the Rest of Us