Kicking-off our last week will be Mark Millar’s RED SON, an Elseworld’s tale that challenges the mission of meanings of Superman. As we look at post-9/11 superheroes and their thorny cultural and socio-political issues, discussion will focus on the post-9/11 lessons learned from our exploration of superheroes and the superhero cinema zeitgeist. Do you agree “superheroes have given us a way to talk about the War of Terror without directly talking about it,” but perhaps equally so with a myriad of other issues??
Later in the week, we will also be examining Grant Morrison’s award-winning and critically acclaimed run on ALL-STAR SUPERMAN to discuss “Does Superman still matter?” (some of my thoughts are here about Kal-El refuting superkillers like AzBats). Meanwhile, we will also be looking ahead to your final paper’s analysis of a graphic novel exploring WHY these superheroes matter! Also some Supercourse coverage in the DRC and Comics Beat!