Leveraging Marvel’s underwhelming Civil War II to think about Black lives in the Marvel Universe.
The role of race in reconstructing the Bronze Age.
Exploring the limits of diversity in a white supremacist framework through a five-in-one look at 1978’s Marvel Two-in-One.
What do we need to do to get a decent Afro-Latinx superhero?
Because you can’t trust even the best-intentioned white Captain America to know what’s up.
Putting Fear the Walking Dead’s allusion to national zeitgeist regarding police brutality into context.
Storm’s return to the site of her X-origin and the awkward undoing of her “goddess” identity.
You can’t separate hip hop from race without looking like you’ve separated your head from sense.
Part Two of Exploring Storm as a postcolonial figure.
Exploring the relationship between seriality, identity and the colonial imagination through X-Men’s Storm.
Sam Wilson’s characterization as the rugged individual and then his ascension to the role of Captain America are political messages that must be addressed beyond the tendency of media to oversimplify the political ramifications of things, or streamline complex histories
The ways fans of color engage with characters and stories can re-circuit and re-interpret those stories in ways that provide the kind of productive identification that challenges that tired old repetitive and thoughtless representation.
Could Cyborg be the comic book superhero representation of white supremacy’s effect on the black body? To have a black person transformed from a metaphorical machine to an actual one?
The fourth in a series of posts about black superheroes. Marvel Comics’ Brother Voodoo—a character to feel really conflicted about.
For a movie set in Detroit, it seems awful white.
In this story, Spider-Man and Daredevil demonstrate a hegemonic framework for understanding urban crime (part of SUPER BLOG TEAM-UP #4).
This Golden Legacy comic on the life of MLK is notable for three reasons.
This is Part Two of a two-part series of posts on the classic X-Men comics arc, “Days of Future Past.”
Poor black and brown people in the West joined by music and their relation to power.
Jefferson Pierce’s “blackness” is explored in relation to his superheroic identity, but doesn’t get anywhere.
By All Means Necessary a record that tries to consciously address a variety of issues in the communities of people listening to it, while not sacrificing the braggadocio and arrogant subjectivity that so often gives hip hop its energy and fun.