A Word: The Falcon and the Rise of Black Superheroes
Friday, 26 March
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the latest example of Black characters taking on the mantle of comic book superheroes. On this week’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson is joined by professor and award-winning comic book artist John Jennings. They discuss the importance of Black characters winning more power in comic books, and why Black superheroes still have to deal with microaggressions and overt racism.
Guest: John Jennings, a professor of Media and Culture Studies at the University of California Riverside and an award-winning comic book artist.
Podcast production by Ahyiana Angel and Jasmine Ellis
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