10 / 05 / 2018


From the bosom of the editorial consonni, it starts up a new radio experience: Pop Culture Trenches, podcasts in which the critics Elisa McCausland and Diego Salgado tackle different sides of mainstream culture. As its tittle says, Superheros, Superproducts, this first programme is dedicated to the boom of superheroes have had in audio-visual productions. Recently, the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War has become a global hit. Diego and Elisa question themselves about thematic, expressive and economic keys of this phenomenon, already analysed by them and many other journalists and essayists. Some of them are quoted in this podcast; so that we attach a bibliography below.


Debate en torno a las formas del audiovisual contemporáneo de superhéroes (2016), Elisa McCausland y Diego Salgado: https://cuadernosdecomic.com/docs/revista6/Debate%20en%20torno%20a%20las%20formas%20del%20audiovisual%20contemporaneo%20de%20superheroes.pdf

El superhéroe en el diván (2016), Elisa McCausland: https://www.diagonalperiodico.net/culturas/30334-capitan-america-civil-war-superheroe-divan.html

El nuevo cine de superhéroes (2016), Diego Salgado: https://www.cineparaleer.com/punto-de-vista/item/1889-el-nuevo-cine-de-superheroes

Superheroes Aren’t Modern Myths (They’re Melodramas) (2016), Noah: https://randomnerds.com/superheroes-arent-modern-myths-theyre-melodramas/

The Hollywood superhero as brand manager: an allegory of intellectual property (2016), Ezra Claverie: https://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/jc57.2016/-ClaverieSuperheroIP/index.html

Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and the critique of pop culture (2014), Alex Ross: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/09/15/naysayers

The Meaning of Superhero Comic Books (2012), T.R. Wandtke https://zodml.org/sites/default/files/%5BTerrence_R._Wandtke%5D_The_Meaning_of_Superhero_Com.pdf