Monthly Archives: August 2010

Women of Steel

In honor of Women’s Equality Day (which coincides with the anniversary of the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment that granted U.S. women suffrage), I’m posting this roster of women superheroes who are feminist role models and/or champion various social justice … Continue reading

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Role models

Ever since comic books first appeared over 75 years ago, mental health professionals have been blaming them for the corruption of America’s youth. Even though these accusations, such as those made by psychiatrist Fredric Wertham in his 1954 book, Seduction … Continue reading

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Never forget

It seems fitting on the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima to examine a comic book retelling of this dark moment in human history created by someone who lived through it. Flash of insight Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no … Continue reading

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Take the longshot

This post’s connection to my site’s theme will not be readily apparent, but be patient. Our neighborhood lost power during the violent thunderstorms that swept through Maryland last Sunday. The next day, when we were still without electricity, and the … Continue reading

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