Exploring the intersection of legacy and race in superhero comics through Kurt Busiek’s Astro City
The third installment of our Omega the Unknown double-read through, as our protagonist tries to figure out the complexities of school hierarchies.
The fifth in our conversations with comics scholars. This time with Dr. Andrea Gilroy, discussing how the tensions between image and text in comics reflect the messiness of identity, and how Ninja Turles and picture bibles might lead to being a comics scholar.
The second installment of our Omega the Unknown double-read through, as our protagonist is introduced to New York City.
The clumsy way superhero comic books of the post-Civil Rights 1970s explicitly address race can provide a site for imagining productive racial consciousness for black characters, while also highlighting the limits of that kind of resistant reading.
The first installment in a new series of posts comparing the 1970s Omega the Unknown comic book and the 2000s re-imagining.
The latest in our conversations with comics scholars: this time Dr. Brian Cremins talks comics and nostalgia as pitfall and strategy in (re)constructing personal and historical narratives.
A 2010 series by women, but for who?