Dean Cain Interview: Superman vs. Darth Vader

| June 22, 2012

For four years, Dean Cain played the Man of Steel at the start of his superhero career in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Influenced heavily by comic book writer/artist John Byrne’s The Man of Steel comic book mini-series, the program depicted Clark Kent as the true character and Superman as the front he put on, […]

Interview: Kevin Sorbo on Heroism and Role Models

| June 15, 2012

Kevin Sorbo starred in the #1 show on the planet – twice. After narrowly missing the chance to play Superman, coming in second place to Dean Cain to play the Man of Steel in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, he went on play Hercules for six seasons on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and then […]

Haunted Collector Season 2 Interview: What Scares John Zaffis?

| June 6, 2012

Haunted Collector returns for its second season on Syfy with new team members joining paranormal investigator John Zaffis and his family as they search for objects that have become home to paranormal forces. Zaffis stores these purportedly haunted items in the Museum of the Paranormal which is, in his own words, “a barn on my […]

Comics Bulletin Interview: Getting Inside Batman’s Head

| March 31, 2012

Comics Bulletin writer Laura Akers attended one of my WonderCon presentations this month and later interviewed me about some things I had to say about what goes on beneath Batman’s cowl. My 2012 WonderCon panels: “Psychology of Batman” Robin Rosenberg & Travis Langley. My part: “Batman vs. Hamlet” “Lessons Learned from Batman about Female Superheroes […]

Interview: Ghost Rider Creator Gary Friedrich

| February 9, 2012

Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich not only lost his lawsuit against Marvel Comics, having alleged the powerhouse comic book company failed to register the character properly upon first appearance, but now owes them money. For more on this sad situation, read Kiel Phegley’s report at Comic Book Resources. Gary Friedrich created the first two versions […]

Stan Lee with John Romita, Jr. – Heroes’ Origins: Super Orphanage!

| May 25, 2011

While working on my chapter about why Batman works with a boy sidekick, I’ve been contemplating how and why the most famous superheroes all tend to be orphans. For Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man, their parents’ and surrogate parents’ deaths are integral to their origins. Daredevil too. Robin’s origin was a deliberate reflection of Batman’s own. […]

Interview: Moon Bloodgood, Noah Wyle (Falling Skies)

| May 23, 2011

If we are going to be completely honest about it, television over the last few years has been a wasteland for good science fiction shows. There have been exceptions but most shows have died a harsh and just death. Sometimes our geeky eagerness for good science fiction often has us embracing shows with very little […]

Interview with Brawl in the Family creator Matthew Taranto

| April 29, 2011

Brawl in the family is a parody comic featuring a number of famous Nintendo characters, particularly those featured in the Super Smash Bros series, and a few surprise guests. A Master Hand behind the comic, Matther Taranto, was kind enough to do an interview with me. Enjoy! 1. First, tell us a little about yourself. […]

Bat-Family Interview: Why Doesn’t Adam West Have a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

| March 8, 2011

Adam West – Batman, The Family Guy‘s Mayor West – has led a long, wonderful and interesting life. A documentary film is being made about him (Nick and I are in the intro of is Kickstarter promotional video, see above), as well as a campaign to get the Hollywood legend a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. […]

Front and Center: The Psyche of Superheroes

| February 20, 2011

Wayne Bryant interviewed me about the psyche of superheroes: What does Batman tell us about ourselves? Perhaps an even better question is, what do our thoughts about him and the fact that so many people think about Batman say about our society? Travis Langley, Ph.D., a professor at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, researches those […]