Reed Tucker is a freelance journalist and writer and has lived in New York since 1999. He writes mostly about pop culture and entertainment, most recently as a staff features writer at the New York Post.

In his new book "Slugfest: Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC" he chronicles the history of this epic rivalry.

RetConned: Scott Snyder On Batman V Superman

May 4, 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in theaters now, RetConned's Rick Marshall speaks to veteran Batman comic-book writer Scott Snyder about the two characters and their history as allies—and enemies—over the years.

RetConned is a program of assorted geekery - movies, comic books, video games and everything in between.

Our Batman, Ourselves

Mar 24, 2016

  With the highly anticipated release of the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which is hitting theaters nationwide, NPR Pop Culture Correspendent and author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography Glen Weldon gives us the backstory of the infamous Dark Knight in his new book, The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is displaying for the first time comic artwork of the ex-president posing with Superman.

The creator, comic book artist Al Plastino, thought he had donated the 10 hand-drawn storyboards decades ago. But they actually were in the hands of a private owner.

Comic book publisher DC Entertainment bought the black-and-white artwork and donated it to the library in December.

NEW YORK (AP) — An auction house has withdrawn from sale the original artwork for a 1964 Superman comic book featuring President John F. Kennedy.

Heritage Auctions had hoped to sell the artwork Friday in California for an estimated $50,000. But its creator sued the Dallas-based firm Tuesday, seeking to disclose the seller's name.

Rob Edelman: Not-So-Supermen

Jul 1, 2013

While watching MAN OF STEEL, the new Superman movie, I could not help but think of some of the other actors who have played the beloved superhero across the decades both on TV and in the movies. One of them was of course George Reeves, whom Baby Boomers will know as the actor cast as the title character and his alter-ego, Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent, in THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, the iconic 1950s television series. These days, George Reeves-- who is not to be confused with Christopher Reeve-- is remembered not so much as a 1950s television star but as a tabloid tragedy. That is because, on June 16, 1959, Reeves, who was 45-years-old, was found shot to death in his Hollywood home.

MAN OF STEEL, the just-released action film which brings to the fore the beloved superhero known as Superman, is yet another special effects-laden extravaganza spotlighting slam-bang good guy-bad guy encounters. If this is to your liking, you probably will relish MAN OF STEEL. But if you are looking for some narrative cohesion and intelligence amid all the mayhem, MAN OF STEEL surely will disappoint.

6/14/13 - Panel

Jun 14, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Ray Graf and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain. Joe Donahue moderates.

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    Seventy-five years after he came to life, Superman remains one of America’s most adored and enduring heroes. Now Larry Tye, the prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Satchel, has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made him the icon he is today.

The book is entitled Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero.