Tag Archives: DC Comics

Misogyny unmasked

Tonight PBS is airing a three-hour documentary, Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, which, among other things, promises to examine how caped crusaders have addressed “contemporary social issues” throughout their 75-year history in comics, radio, television and film. Hopefully, this will include battlefield … Continue reading

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Comic Book Justice (Part 6)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people During WWII and the Korean War, … Continue reading

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Standing up for women

Texas Senator Wendy Davis walked right out of a Frank Capra movie and into the world spotlight when she stood on the floor of her state senate for more than 11 hours June 25th to filibuster a bill that would … Continue reading

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Dynamic Duo (Part 2)

Jack Kirby, known as the “King of Comics,” brings a visual dynamic to the duo of iconic figures I’m celebrating for their influence on my life. Kirby, who would have been 95 today, is one of the founding fathers of the comics industry … Continue reading

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Comic Book Justice (Part 5)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people Even as a new era of … Continue reading

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Comic Book Justice (Part 3)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people In this part of my history … Continue reading

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Taking credit (Part 3)

Full Series Part 1: Avenging the King Part 2: Watching out for number one Part 3: Ghost in the machine Comic book writer Gary Friedrich isn’t as famous or acclaimed as Jack Kirby or Alan Moore, but his most well-known … Continue reading

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Taking credit (Part 2)

Full Series Part 1: Avenging the King Part 2: Watching out for number one Part 3: Ghost in the machine A reasonable case could be made that the works of Alan Moore have had as much of an impact on … Continue reading

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Taking credit (Part 1)

Full Series Part 1: Avenging the King Part 2: Watching out for number one Part 3: Ghost in the machine Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk: cultural icons or corporate brands? Watchmen: graphic literary masterpiece or cynical sellout? Ghost … Continue reading

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Adding insult to injury

As a comic book character, Batgirl only really took flight once she became permanently grounded.  It wasn’t until a vicious attack by the Joker put her in a wheelchair that Barbara Gordon—daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon and … Continue reading

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