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What Politicians Can Learn From Superheroes

Laurence Maslon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Laurence Maslon

From the very beginning--which is to say, "Action Comics #1," Superman's debut issue in the spring of 1938--an early, scrappy version of Superman wrangles a confession out of a crooked D.C. lobbyist by dangling him over the dome of the Capitol building.

What Are All of the Items Batman Has Carried in His Utility Belt?

Quora | Posted 09.13.2012 | Entertainment

Shuriken or boomerang-based throwing blades made to resemble the symbol of a bat. Some alternate versions of his Batarangs explode, emit electrical blasts, and sometimes come with detonators.

Requiem for a Superhero

Sean Campbell | Posted 11.02.2011 | Black Voices
Sean Campbell

When I was young, the only Black comic book characters I could remember were an African princess, an African king and a jive-talkin' ex-con. At the time, I didn't think it was a problem that there wasn't anyone for me to identify with.

Comic Book Author Dishes On Why Superheroes And Boys With Antlers Are Equally Great | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books