So we got so caught up looking at the monsters last month, that we missed out on discussing a very important book that came out last month. Let’s make up for that by focusing our new episode on Superman Smashes the Klan #1 from DC Comics.
Written by Gene Luen Yang and art by Gurihiru, the book is a cross between the Max Fleischer Superman cartoons of the 1940s and current anime styles from Japan. The story itself is set in the 1940s, as a Chinese-American family moves to Metropolis, but they do not receive a friendly welcome to the big city. This is the first of a three-issue series, and we consider it a must read for all ages!
Unfortunately, we were a podcaster down at the time of the recording. John had family commitments, so he left Cullen and Jerry to run the show. Fortunately, we had already invited friend of the show Jim McClain to sit in with us to discuss this book. Jim is the creator of the wonderful Solution Squad comic that combines super-heroes and math – trust us, we need more of those books in the world! If you haven’t read Solution Squad yet, it’s available to order on Amazon or through Barnes & Noble. And go revisit WCPEver Episode 253 when we interviewed Jim at length earlier this year.
We start the show by getting our weekly Pick 3 selections for new books coming out on November 13. John called in his pick in advance, and Cullen gets to guess Jerry’s pick, with the help of a clue or two.
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