With the release of Black Panther in February, Marvel waded into many topical and familiar points of debate regarding race. The predominantly black cast and the fact that it was written and directed by African Americans was an immediate discussion point in response to the often whitewashed Hollywood blockbuster. The story treads lightly, but not timidly, … More Black Panther Too Political? History Says No
Most of the responses we’ve received in writing this blog come from the Reddit community. A few comments consider, somewhat dismissively, that we’re writing about comic books that aren’t based in reality while we discuss real-world issues. For example, on the post about Daredevil and using his lie-detection in the courtroom, some commenters shared sentiments … More Comic Books in the Humanities: Who Cares and Why?