Portrait of Brad Ricca

Brad Ricca

Brad Ricca has talked about pop culture on NPR, the BBC, the AV Club, and elsewhere. His newest book Super Boys (St. Martin’s Press) is about the creators of Superman and was named a Top 10 Book on the Arts by Booklist. His column about comic books, “Unassuming Barber Shop,” appears at The Beat. His first book American Mastodon won the St. Lawrence Book Award. He also won a Silver Ace Award for his film Last Son. He teaches at Case Western Reserve University and at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

  • First Star Wars Memory
    Seeing the poster – that poster – as my Dad first took my brother and I to see it.
  • Favorite Film
    Empire because it never gives up. Plus, Hoth looked a lot like the Midwest, where I live. #2? Revenge of the Sith.
  • Favorite Character
    Boba Fett
  • Favorite Scene
    Chewbacca being presented to Jabba as Boba Fett nods.