One Hour in the Past E602 – Superheroes and Comic Books

Welcome to One Hour in the Past, a podcast series presented by the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre.

Have you ever noticed that a simple information search can lead you in strange and wonderful directions? As in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, historical research can lead you down a winding rabbit hole that might take you off your original path and lead you to new and amazing historical places!

This podcast series starts with that premise! Adrian Petry, Visitors Services Coordinator and Kathleen Powell, Supervisor of Historical Services and Curator, both from the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, have challenged each other to explore the weird and wonderful places that one hour of research on a topic will take them. Join them as they share their findings!

Superheroes and Comic Books

On today’s episode of One Hour in the Past, Kathleen and Adrian explore the moon-booted-history of Superheroes and Comic Books!



1 – Historica Canada’s Heritage Minute about Joe Shuster.

2 – Spring-Heeled Jack (Batman with Moon Shoes)

3 – Moon Shoes (not Boots as Adrian remembers…)

4 – Action Comics #1 sold for 3.5 $Million…

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