Greg Carpenter grew up in rural northeast Arkansas where he spent summer evenings outside, listening to the St. Louis Cardinals on the radio, and winter evenings inside, watching whatever was on ABC—the only television affiliate within range of the pole antenna next to his family’s house. After receiving his Ph.D. in English from the University of Mississippi, he began to make up for lost time by catching up on a century’s worth of pop culture. He has written for RogerEbert.com and PopMatters, and for two years he wrote a weekly column for Sequart.org that primarily focused on comic books but often strayed into film, television, music, theater, history, and politics. He is the author of The British Invasion, an analysis of three comic book writers—Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison—and he’s currently co-writing a book for McFarland on the superhero genre.
Ph.D. in English, The University of Mississippi
M.A. in English, The University of Missouri
B.A. in English, Arkansas State University