When the announcement of the New Super-Man featuring a Chinese (!!) Superman by Gene Luen Yang came out a few months ago, I figured I needed to get on the superhero comic train. Here are a few of the comics I’ve been reading, and a few that I’m looking forward to:
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by by Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli
Silk, Vol. 0: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon by Robbie Thompson, Stacey Lee
Gotham Academy, Vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl
The Totally Awesome Hulk by Greg Pak, Frank Cho
It’s super exciting that the world of superhero comics is making progress in terms of representation — and making awesome, more accessible comics at the same time! But there is still a lot of room for improvement. (I’m still mad about the whitewashed casting of Iron Fist, among other things.) Hopefully, comics like Gene Luen Yang’s upcoming New Super-Man will help accelerate change for the better.