• Superman Smashes the Klan Part 3: Superman Finally Smashes the Klan!

    Superman Smashes the Klan Part 3: Superman Finally Smashes the Klan!0

    Following Superman Smashes the Klan: Part One and Part Two, Part Three delivers on the promise of the series title: Superman, finally, smashes the Klan. With the help of series protagonist Roberta Lee, Superman not only beats up the bad guys but also accepts himself for who he is.

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  • DC PUBWATCH – October 2019 Edition

    DC PUBWATCH – October 2019 Edition0

    The biggest news in this month’s DC Pubwatch came out of New York Comic Con, the last big show of con season. For DC Universe news, Dan DiDio and Jim Lee revealed a “cohesive” timeline for the universe, which included Wonder Woman being the first superhero. We’ll find more about the timeline in coming months,

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  • Look! Up in the Sky! Superman Smashes the Klan!

    Look! Up in the Sky! Superman Smashes the Klan!0

    Superman Smashes the Klan: Part One Kyle Baker (variant cover artist), Janice Chiang (letterer), Gurihiru (interior and main cover artists), Gene Luen Yang (writer) DC Comics October 16th, 2019 Set in 1946, Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru, and Janice Chiang’s Superman Smashes the Klan is a loose adaptation of the sixteen-episode “Clan of the Fiery Cross”

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  • Cookies & Christ in Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints

    Cookies & Christ in Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints0

    When I started writing about religion and literature for my dissertation, I never dreamed that I’d also get to write about comics. I loved comics and knew that they were finally being taken seriously at an academic level, but I still couldn’t connect them to religious studies. That is, until I came across the work

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  • The Shadow Hero’s Shadow is New Super-Man

    The Shadow Hero’s Shadow is New Super-Man1

    Welcome to the non-negative Year of the Knockoff on Women Write about Comics! Long ago in the wilds of October 2016, I wrote a guest post for the American Studies blog that discussed how Gene Luen Yang’s 2014 graphic novel The Shadow Hero seems like a rhetorical successor to Superman, particularly because its hero, Hank,

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