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 role of race in reconstructing the Bronze Age.
Reading these two comics together that stand (let’s call it) 40 years apart, I can’t help but wonder if the versions of Howard I saw in previous issues somehow flipped across time and space to take each other’s place.
An examination of a vision of a future from the past is not about its predictive powers, but what that vision tells us about the fears of that era.