Up, up, and Away: Analysing Classic American Comic Books

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  • Song Name: Up, Up and Away: Studying Classic Comics
  • Artist: Darren R. Reid
  • Album: American Studies and History Podcast
  • Year: 2012

Superman first appeared during the Great Depression in 1938 in a comic book which reflected the period's strong stereotypes against women. In this episode the first superhero comic will be given a scholarly reading and compared to its modern equivalent to show how America's self-image has changed over the past 70 years.