Comic Books Have Always Been Political - And Always Should Be
84 0  2021-07-24 21:16:20
The latest controversy over Captain America comics sparked by former Superman actor Dean Cain should serve as a reminder that comic books have always been political - and always should be. "There is nothing new under the sun," the old proverb declares, "It's all been done before." There are certainly times when political debate tends to prove that point, particularly when it comes to the discussion of comic books. By now, the debate can almost be scripted in advance. It will be kicked off by a political point made in a comic book that tends to reflect on American self-identity, say Captain America (who literally wears the flag as a costume) or Superman (who frequently asks just what the "American Way" he's supposed to stand for really looks like).More...

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