Glen Weldon

Glen Weldon appears in the following:

The War Over Comics For Kids Is Nearly Over, And Kids Are Winning

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The selection of graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang as the latest National Ambassador for Young People's Literature signals an important shift in the effort to reunite kids and comics.


Pop Culture Happy Hour Small Batch: The End Of The Tour

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Glen Weldon and Katie Presley discuss the new film, which is based on a series of interviews between David Lipsky and the late writer David Foster Wallace.


Pop Culture Happy Hour Small Batch: Fantastic Four

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Glen Weldon and Chris Klimek discuss the latest attempt to turn the Marvel Comics super-team into a blockbuster film franchise.


French, English, Comics: Proust On Memory, In Any Language

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Proust's famous novel Swann's Way is out in the form of — wait for it — a graphic novel. Glen Weldon explains how much of it is substance and how much is gimmick.


Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch Edition: 'Terminator Genisys'

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Contributors Glen Weldon and Chris Klimek break down the latest in the many-tentacled franchise that continues to employ its indispensable central action hero.


After 25 Years, A Comics Publisher Pauses To Collect And Reflect

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A massive new anthology collects the impressive and varied work of the Montreal-based publisher Drawn And Quarterly, whose comics and graphic novels represent a deeply human kind of storytelling.


Pop Culture Happy Hour Small Batch: 'Sense8'

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Glen Weldon and Audie Cornish sit down to chat about the new Netflix series Sense8.


Floating Eyeballs, Trained Bees: History's Most Cringeworthy Crusaders

Friday, June 05, 2015

The new book The League Of Regrettable Superheroes lovingly recounts the deeply goofy world of weird crusaders that popped up and, just as quickly, disappeared.


Small Batch: 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Glen Weldon and Chris Klimek discuss Mad Max: Fury Road, director George Miller's cinematic return to a post-apocalyptic wasteland that boasts a weirdly thriving car culture.


Free Comic Book Day: A Guide To The Heroes, Musicians And Mutants

Friday, May 01, 2015

Glen Weldon reviews the 50 comics available at participating comics shops for 2015's Free Comic Book Day, coming May 2 — what to pick up free, skip, and buy while you're in the shop.


The Comedy And Good Conversation Of Harris Wittels

Friday, February 20, 2015

NPR contributor Glen Weldon remembers writer, actor, producer, musician, and comedy podcast mainstay Harris Wittels, who died Thursday, just 30 years old.


Wolverine's Death: Superheroes And The Cycle Of Eternal Return

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Nerd-about-town Glen Weldon explains to a non-comics-reading guy exactly what is up with the impending death of Wolverine. (That's not a spoiler; the miniseries is actually called Death of Wolverine.)


A Hairy, Sardonic Fable In 'The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil'

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Stephen Collins' debut graphic novel depicts a bland, comfortable, conformist world turned upside down by one man's sudden growth of a bristly, twisty, unstoppably anarchic beard.


Cyborgs, Simpsons And Ticks: All About Free Comic Book Day

Friday, May 02, 2014

Our comics blogger, Glen Weldon, tees up all 57 of the offerings for this year's Free Comic Book Day and tells you which ones to try to lay your paws upon.


Moving Fables Of Gods, Men, Love And Monsters In 'Early Earth'

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Isabel Greenberg's new Encyclopedia of Early Earth weaves a human love story into a quasi-Biblical creation tale, full of capricious gods, feckless shamans and more-or-less doomed lov...


A Comic-Con Diary: The Final Day

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Glen Weldon talks to Comedy Bang Bang's Scott Aukerman, contemplates the rise of geek culture, and gets a Batmobile.


A Comic-Con Diary: The Eisner Awards

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Glen Weldon gets the stink eye from a legend of the comics industry, enjoys hijinks onstage, and has to pee in the middle of the ceremony.


A Comic-Con Diary, Day 2: Man Of Steel, Man Of Urgency

Monday, July 22, 2013

Glen Weldon encounters Batman and Superman, greets the public, and is late for dinner.


A Comic-Con Diary, Day One: Faces In The Crowd And A Book In The Middle

Friday, July 19, 2013

Glen Weldon talks about costumes, panels, and finding a book in the middle of nowhere.


A Comic-Con Diary, Day Zero, Part II: A Man Waits For A Batmobile On Preview Night

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Correspondent Glen Weldon orients himself in the convention center and fights every instinct he has by striking up conversations with strangers.