Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang - Book Review

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By Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781779504210
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Published: DC Comics - May 12th, 2020

In 1946, a Superman radio serial called "Clan of the Fiery Cross" took aim at the KKK, obliterating Klan membership for years to come. Almost 80 years later, bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has brought the story back to modern readers, and it couldn’t be more timely. Superman Smashes the Klan follows the Lee family as they move from Chinatown into interior Metropolis, where they encounter casual bigotry and outright racial violence at the hands of the Klan of the Fiery Kross. As Superman comes to their aid, he must confront insecurities about his own identity as an immigrant from another planet. This magnificent graphic novel pulls no punches as it tackles racism and hatred from every conceivable angle. ~ Reviewed by Digby Baker-Porazinski