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You Can Tell A Lot By A Superhero's Costume

Aug 29, 2017

If it's the clothes that make the man, then it's the costume that makes the superhero. But for as much as these brightly colored onesies reveal about their wearer, they may in fact reveal more about us as a society.

Over the decades, superhero costumes have reflected everything from shifting cultural norms, to a shifting political climate. This hour we speak with scholars, journalists, and a famous comic illustrator about the history and evolution of the superhero costume.

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show