Tag: anti-racism

Bootstrap Theory and Superheroes

‘It seems to me,’ said Booker T.– ‘I don’t agree,’ Said W.E.B. —Dudley Randall In February, I wrote a piece about how much I like Dwayne McDuffie’s writing. Sadly, a few days later, he died. I’m still stunned .  I feel like I’ve just begun exploring his work, […]

The Learning Tree Revisited

In this companion piece to his retrospective of Gordon Parks’ career, Guest Star Robert Mitchell looks at Parks’ The Learning Tree and interviews lead actor, Kyle Johnson. 1968 was a tumultuous year in American history. A year marred by wide spread violence that would see Martin Luther King […]

Anti-Racism and Blazing Combat

KB discusses Warren’s Blazing Combat while thinking about how little collected comics made by and about African-Americans are. “Set in Vietnam, I find this story not so much anti-war, although it certainly doesn’t shirk from depicting the harsh realities of war, but more of an anti-racist comic[.]” There […]