Tag Archives: Superman

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 4)

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 While Superman and several of his costumed … 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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Comic Book Justice (Part 2)

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 Part two of my series on … Continue reading

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Comic Book Justice (Part 1)

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 Today is the second anniversary of … Continue reading

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Old shul justice

[“Shul” is the Yiddish word for synagogue.] From publishers to creators, Jews were pioneers of the modern comics art form and the giant industry that it built. This is particularly appropriate given the emphasis that both comic books and Judaism have historically … Continue reading

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Citizen Kal

Although less reported in the press, President Obama is not the only iconic American whose citizenship has recently been called into question. Superman, the creation of writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, made his first appearance in the spring of … Continue reading

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Justice for all

Fourth Age of Comics is an excellent blog site that examines modern comic book storytelling with a particular focus on the types of issues superheroes can effectively be used to address. The site extensively examines Grant Morrison’s coverage of animal … Continue reading

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Behind the mask

Last night, like most Halloweens, superhero costumes were a popular choice for many Trick-or-Treaters (we had two Iron Men and a Spider-Man come to our door). This is a departure from the original concept behind Halloween costumes, which was to … Continue reading

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Love of labor lost

Despite our nation’s pride as capitalism’s greatest success story, and the oft-repeated claim that the preservation of free markets has played a crucial role in the flourishing of  democracy both at home and abroad, the history textbooks I read in … Continue reading

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