Eliza Romero and Keith Chow aka The Nerds of Color discuss the historical role comic books and superheroes have played in social justice education. Comic books and superheroes have been radical since before it was cool — all the way back to when Captain America punched Adolf Hitler in the jaw in 1941. Keith explains how Superman reflects the experience of an Asian American. And finally, the two discuss the comic industry’s future in the resistance against totalitarian governments and inequality.
To follow The Nerds of Color:
Hard NOC Life: hardnocmedia.com/hardnoclife
Southern Fried Asian: hardnocmedia.com/southernfriedasian
Asian American Iron Fist: https://thenerdsofcolor.org/2015/11/02/we-fixed-marvelnetflixs-iron-fist-problem/
My NY Times op-ed about casting: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/23/opinion/why-wont-hollywood-cast-asian-actors.html?smid=tw-nytopinion&smtyp=cur