Superman Smashes the Klan Hardcover Edition Hardcover – January 2, 2079
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About the Author
His other works include the comics continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. Currently he writes New Super-Man for DC Comics.
- Publisher : DC Zoom (January 2, 2079)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1401298419
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401298418
- Reading age : 12 - 17 years
- Grade level : 7 - 6
- Item Weight : 13 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 8 inches
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Often times I felt deep anger while reading because these are moments that I have dealt with and continue to deal with, however Gene does deftly weave in characters and moments that represent the best of America. I particularly loved the new depth Gene gives to Superman's character as an immigrant.
The art style was wonderful and a refreshing look at such an old American Story, I hope to see much more from this Author, as this is the first DC comic I have bought in my life.
It's obvious that this story would appeal to me since not being "other" in America is something I've struggled with for a long time. There are bad people and there's a real evil in this that I'm glad they don't look away from. But there's also a real community and cohesion that they focus on more. That, to me, is what the real America is. This book imbues the spirit that make some glad to have found this home. To be in a place with a lot of wrongs but a place where, in this crazy world, a real mix that feels bigger.
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Wonderfully drawn and a well executed story which examines race and racism from a new angle. Well worth reading.
I think it is an fine story with an excellent message of anti-racism, anti-bigotry and anti-prejudicial hate. Although, I have trouble accepting the anachronism of an immediate post WWII Metropolis being somehow this progressive idealistic hub of civil rights (except for the rat's nest of Klansmen). I don't think it is mentioned anywhere, except in the author's afterword, about the Japanese internment, which Metropolites would have experienced and witnessed. Within the story, I would have liked to see an acknowledgement of that recent history in light of the persecution of the protagonist Asian family; how does Superman reconcile this recent history and WWII animosities? Yes, I know China was an ally but how does the Superman family feel about their attitudes during the war? How did SUperman feel during WWII? Also, Lois would not be called "Ms." Lane. That title was not yet invented. The story has to ignore a lot of unconscious prejudices and attitudes that even a well-meaning Superman cast would have in 1947. I feel much of the spoken colloquialisms were too modern too. I feel a more mature story might be willing to betray some 1947 attitudes while standing against the klan; some irony and imperfect human frailties even in our protagonists.
The art is overall excellent and appealing despite some hair-splitting on my part.
My overall concern is that despite it being fiction (science fiction?) that the anachronisms, and 1947 attitudes it ignores might be be somewhat historical revisionism to the young reader.
Reviewed in Mexico on January 13, 2021