'Afternoon Shift' #124: Super strength

Today on Afternoon Shift,

  1. On Thursday's Afternoon Shift, we're talking about people who have super-human powers, as host Jason Marck sits in for Steve Edwards.
  2. First, we snag a peak at Larry Tye's new book Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero, and also talk to the owner of First Aid Comics (and longtime comic book fan) James Nurss.
  3. Why do you love comic books? Who are you most excited to see at Chicago Comic-Con this weekend? Who's your favorite superhero? Call 312-923-9239 to weigh in.
  4. Here's our new Superman. He's alright looking. No word yet on whether he's truly The Man of Steel.
  5. Henry Cavill Shankbone 2009 Vanity Fair
    Henry Cavill Shankbone 2009 Vanity Fair
  6. "Our very own Wonder Woman" (as Jason Marck calls her) Melba Lara says she was a Wonder Woman fan as a kid, and suggests checking out the actual Metropolis, Illinois for their "really cool" statue of Superman:
  7. Next it's our 3@3, where we talk with the following guests about the following stories:
  8. Plus, we're getting the latest on Mitt Romney's search for a vice president from David Drucker of Roll Call.
  9. Marianne McCune, producer and co-host of the radio documentary Go For It: Lessons from Girl Boxers, which follows female boxers as they train for the 2012 Olympic games, talks about the finals (which take place today), and what she learned on this project.

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