New Comic Book Day with Superman Smashes The Klan.
Time to pick up some new comics from Worlds Apart Birmingham (formerly Nostalgia & Comics). These are Geeky Brummie’s picks of the comics available today from your local comic book store. It’s another quiet week again so why not bolster your reading list by checking out some of my previous choices in the video at the bottom of the page.
Title: Superman Smashes The Klan
Issue No.: 1
Creative Team: Gene Luen Yang – Writer : Gurihiru – Artist & Cover Artist : Kyle Baker – Variant Cover Artist
This was one of my ‘ones to watch for 2019’ at the end of last year and now it finally hits the shelves. Superman has clashed with the Klan in the past and this is a timely reminder that we still need heroes to stand up to those who oppress people. You would have thought after more than 50 years we wouldn’t still need this kind of comic but with MAGA and Brexit people need to be reminded that hatred and bigotry aren’t what we need right now. I hope Superman smashes those Klan folks good.
From the Publisher:
“The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis’ Chinatown to the center of the bustling city. While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman!
While Tommy adjusts to the fast pace of the city, Roberta feels out of place, as she tries and fails to fit in with the neighborhood kids. As the Lees try to adjust to their new lives, an evil is stirring in Metropolis: the Ku Klux Klan. When the Lee family awakens one night to find a burning cross on their lawn, they consider leaving town. But the Daily Planet offers a reward for information on the KKK, and their top two reporters, Lois Lane and Clark Kent, dig into the story.
When Tommy is kidnapped by the KKK, Superman leaps into action-with help from Roberta! But Superman is still new to his powers-he hasn’t even worked out how to fly yet, so he has to run across town. Will Superman and Roberta reach Tommy in time?
Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) presents his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan.“
There are some other great books out today including History of the Marvel Universe #4, Once and Future #3, Metal Men #1, Strayed #3 and Steeple #2. All of these are well worth picking up if you haven’t already.
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