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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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Hooded injustice

If Trayvon Martin had lived in Gotham City, he’d still be alive. Because in comic books, vigilantes are never wrong. That’s really the most remarkable and important thing about a superhero (the comic book term for “vigilante”). X-ray and microscopic … 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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SPX 2011: Justice, American style

Saturday, September 10, I attended my 14th consecutive Small Press Expo in North Bethesda, Maryland. As you’ll know if you read my post on last year’s Expo, this is North America’s premiere independent cartooning and comic arts festival. I haven’t missed an … Continue reading

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Black Power

Even though I wasn’t able to get this posted by the end of February, in honor of Black History Month and the first ever Black Comic Book Day (which took place Feb. 19th), I’d like to share some items on black … Continue reading

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Happy days? (Part 2)

See Part 1 of this post for my examination of how comic books published in the 50s and 60s portrayed contemporary cultural and political values. In this second part I provide examples of how these decades have been portrayed in … Continue reading

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Happy days? (Part 1)

The recent deaths of actors Barbara Billingsley and Tom Bosley, who played iconic television parents June Cleaver and Howard Cunningham, got me thinking about the idealized era during which they both raised their respective sitcom families. Billingsley’s Leave it to … Continue reading

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