July 27, 2016

On Sunday, July 24th, I was honored to sit on a panel at the Comic-Con International Conference to present my teaching perspective on Batman. This presentation was based on a course I teach at the University of Wisconsin Colleges called “Superheroes and Society.” My go...

December 1, 2015

We need superheroes now more than ever - 2015 has been another year riddled with headlines about terrorism, most recently with the events in Paris and Mali, among other locations. In January, the popular culture world was rocked by the slaughter of satirists at the Cha...

October 27, 2015

This post orginally appeared in The Atlantic, December 2013

Most people wouldn’t call pop-culture’s most famous do-gooders “fascist.” But a few scholars and commentators would. In the 1950s Dr. Fredric Wertham described superhero comics as fascist and blamed them for c...

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