Superman’s Battle With The KKK That Reflects The Times

Superman’s Battle With The KKK That Reflects The Times

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It’s safe to say these are extraordinary times; with levels of racism and xenophobia climbing with each passing day, we’re looking for a hero to aid us. May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, but this year definitely hits differently given the horrible discrimination Asian communities have been facing during this pandemic. However, perhaps the hero we’ve been looking for is Superman? In a recent adaptation of the 1946  Adventures of Superman, there’s a storyline called “Clan of the Fiery Cross” in which we see the Man of Steel facing off the KKK.   Not only does the legendary hero …

Gene Yang’s ‘Superman Smashes the Klan’ Gets a Release Date!

Gene Yang’s ‘Superman Smashes the Klan’ Gets a Release Date!

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Superman is our greatest superhero for good reason. His acts of heroism exist not only in the pages of comics or on the big screen, but in reality from time to time. After all, he once dealt a major blow to the Ku Klux Klan back in 1946.     The Adventures of Superman radio show was a hit in the 1940s and became an unexpected platform for combating the KKK. Activist Stetson Kennedy provided the show with inside information on the organization after attending meetings undercover. The show then included the information, which comprised of code words and sensitive …