Glen Weldon

Glen Weldon appears in the following:

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 love. Reviewer Glen Weldon says the graphic novel is full of tasty visual gags, and "lands with an emotional impact you likely won't see coming."


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.


A Comic-Con Diary, Day Zero: A Nervous Man Ponders A Bag Of Sharp Objects

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Our correspondent Glen Weldon tracks his path to Comic-Con, from nervous departure to the first glimpses of his people aboard a flight to San Diego.


Theoretical Physicist Seeks Concrete Answers In 'Genius'

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Steven T. Seagle's new graphic novel, Genius, follows once-golden physicist Ted as he grapples with family troubles and malaise at work. Reviewer Glen Weldon says Genius is an "achingly felt portrait of man coming to terms with the role chance plays in human lives."


A Tale Of The Estranged And The Just Plain Strange In 'New School'

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Graphic novelist Dash Shaw's latest, New School, is an enigmatic tale of brotherly disconnect, set in a strange time-themed amusement park called Clockworld. Reviewer Glen Weldon says New School is a "defiantly odd, quietly gorgeous, utterly singular book."


Globetrotting Cartoonist Heads Home In 'User's Guide'

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cartoonist Guy Delisle turns his attention from places like Myanmar and North Korea to the more domestic struggle of child rearing in his wry new book, A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting. Reviewer Glen Weldon says it's slighter than Delisle's travel books, but "brighter and funnier as well."


Women Find More Than They Bargained For In 'The Property'

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

In Israeli artist Rutu Modan's The Property, a young woman accompanies her grandmother to Warsaw to reclaim an apartment building their family had to abandon in World War II. As they search through dusty records, family secrets soon come to light in this wryly funny and ultimately wrenching graphic novel.


Death Of A Puppy: An Exclusive Imaginary Excerpt From The 'Man Of Steel' Sequel

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

We've gotten our hands on an exclusive excerpt from the sequel to the Superman smash (by making it up ourselves).


'Steel' Trap: Snyder's Superman, Between Worlds

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Director Zack Snyder doubles down on the sci-fi DNA of America's definitive superhero, but his Man of Steel never quite becomes the inspirational saga some fans may have been expecting.


My Favorite Superman Story: When Jimmy Olsen Created Beatlemania

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Glen Weldon gives close attention to a story from what he calls "Superman: The Crazypants Years."