Press Release: Can a Black Superhero Save You?


Contact: Dr. Sheena C. Howard
Fax: 609-895-5772

Can a Black superhero save you?
The past and future of Black comix

Black Comics Cover

Philadelphia, PA: From 20th century comic strips to animated superheroes to online comix, there has been a lack of cultural diversity in the world of comics. This text introduces readers to Black superhero’s, cartoonists and characters who have not gained the mainstream recognition they deserve. The text also presents the reader with a thorough scope on the ways in which the comix industry suffers form cultural gate keeping, which results in a lack of visible minority characters and cartoonists in mainstream media.

Bloomsbury Academic, a subsidiary of Continuum Press is delighted to present the release of a new book, which discusses the past and present of minority representations in various forms of print and online media. The book features contributions from Nancy Goldstein and comic historian William Foster III. Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation features the work of Aaron McGruder and Jackie Ormes.

Authors, Sheena C. Howard and Ronald Jackson II introduce key comic writers from across the country that take a critical and analytical look at the history of the comics industry. Lead cartoon illustrator and scholar John Jennings has illustrated a beautiful book
cover for this volume.

Today, the book can be purchased from and various other online outlets. Consumers can also email co-author, Dr. Sheena C. Howard at to purchase a signed copy of the book.

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1 edition (March 14, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1441135286
ISBN-13: 978-1441135285
Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6 x 9 inches


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