We Need New Superheroes

How comic books helped fight fascism — and how they could do so again

The cover to “Action Comics” №1000 was illustrated by DC co-publisher Jim Lee. Photo courtesy of DC Entertainment

By Benjamin Moore

Superman was the first superhero to introduce Americans to a new role for their government. Unlike the grandiose spectacle of the hero’s current cinematic iterations, Superman’s first appearance in 1938 showed him combating social issues. In the debut issue of…

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