The Cultdom Chronicles

The Past, Present and Future of Cult Media

Cultdom Episode 7 – Does Superman suck? 3.30 PM EDT Sunday 13th Sept ‘09

It’s been over 70 years since the Babe of Steel rocketed towards Earth for the first time.  Yet it’s also been 30 years since we had a Superman film that was both critically and financially successful.

Batman, Iron Man, Spiderman, the X-Men and even The Incredible Hulk and The Incredibles have since had profitable films that tickled the critics.  Meanwhile, Superman has rarely been so integral to the DC comic book franchise.  He stood proudly at the nexus of the Infinite Crisis revamp in 2005 and all of the tremors subsequently felt in the DC Universe since then.

New Superman titles come every few months, and related merchandising still is among the hottest stuff in the comic book franchise market.  On TV, Superman has enjoyed much latter day success both in animation and in Smallville, the longest-running live-action version of the character.   So why can’t the Man of Steel also be the Man of Celluloid?

After jawing over the prospects of the filmed Kryptonian, we’ll take a look at some of the other major comic-based filmed franchise and discuss what they’ve been doing right.

We’ll wrap up with a little game to determine who is really Hollywood’s most powerful hero.
Talkshoe ID 54821 – 3.30 PM EDT Sunday 13th Sept ‘09
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