The full video of the NYCC ’08 Panel on Our Gods Wear Spandex.
Panel at New York Comic Con on April 19, 2008 on the topic of Christopher Knowles’ book Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes. Moderated by A. Davis Lewis, panelists include Christopher Knowles, Testament creator Douglas Rushkoff, Cairo author G. Willow Wilson, Virgin Comics writer Saurav Mohapatra and DC Comics legend Denny O’Neil. Panel discusses the archetypes of comic book superheroes, their function in modern culture and the future of the genre. Questions are also taken from the audience.
NOTE: I had a slip of tonuge and said “Holden McNeil” . I meant “Holden Caulfield”. You have been warned 🙂
I shall be at NYCC whole day on 19th April (saturday) and in the evening I shall be on the panel “Our Gods Wear Spandex – secret history of superheroes” with Chris Knowles (the author), G. Willow Wilson (CAIRO) and Douglas Rushkoff (TESTAMENT). The panel is moderated by A. Dave Lewis (Lone and Level Sands, Some New Kind of Slaughter).
Panel Details from PW Beat:
**A. David Lewis, hot on the heels of his Graven Images conference (http://www.bu.edu/luce/calendar/religionincomics.html), will be moderating a panel on Saturday, Apr 19 at 5 p.m. in room 1E02. It’s a discussion of Chris Knowles’s book Our Gods Wear Spandex. G. Willow Wilson will be on the panel with Dave, along with Douglas Rushkoff (Testament) and Denny O’Neil.
Looking forward to it 🙂