Glen Weldon Glen Weldon is a regular panelist on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. He also reviews books and movies for NPR.org and is a contributor to NPR's pop culture blog Monkey See, where he posts weekly about comics and comics culture.

Glen Weldon

Panelist, Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast

Glen Weldon is a regular panelist on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. He also reviews books and movies for NPR.org and is a contributor to NPR's pop culture blog Monkey See, where he posts weekly about comics and comics culture.

Over the course of his career, he has spent time as a theater critic, a science writer, an oral historian, a writing teacher, a bookstore clerk, a PR flack, a seriously terrible marine biologist and a slightly better-than-average competitive swimmer.

Weldon is the author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, a cultural history of the iconic character. His fiction and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Slate, Story, McSweeney's, The Dallas Morning News, Washington City Paper and many other publications. He is the recipient of an NEA Arts Journalism Fellowship, a Ragdale Writing Fellowship and a PEW Fellowship in the Arts for Fiction.

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Never tell him the odds: L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Lucasfilm/Disney hide caption

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'Solo' Makes The Jump To Light-Speed ... Eventually

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Ultraviolent super-mercenary Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) references a film that many people will recognize — that's kind of his whole deal — in Deadpool 2. Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Grim 'N' Gritty Is Out, Glib 'N' Smarmy Is In: 'Deadpool 2'

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Clockwise from top left: Sorry To Bother You, Incredibles 2, Crazy Rich Asians, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Annapurna Pictures/Disney Pixar/Sanja Bucko, Warner Bros. Pictures/Hopper Stone, SMPSP/Lucasfilm Ltd./Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment and Legendary Pictures Productions hide caption

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Hirsute hero Captain America (Chris Evans) is takin' care of bushiness in Avengers: Infinity War. Chris Zlotnick/Marvel Studios hide caption

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Space-Hopping 'Avengers: Infinity War' Raises The Stakes To Infinity — And Beyond

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Buckle Up: The cover of Action Comics #1000, by Jim Lee (pencils), Scott Williams (inks) and Alex Sinclair (coloring). Courtesy of DC Entertainment hide caption

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Ya Got The Stones For This? Thanos (Josh Brolin) blithely ignores Coco Chanel's advice on accessorizing — so you know he's evil — in Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel Studios hide caption

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Antiques Roadshow appraiser Lark Mason and a guest in Little Rock, Arkansas. Meredith Nierman/PBS hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Antiques Roadshow'

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