SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN #1-3 (Gene Luen Yang / Gurihiru)

DC Comics publiera à partir du 16 octobre Superman smashes the Klan, une mini-série en 3 numéros de 80 pages chacun qui proposera une relecture de Clan of the Fiery Cross, un arc narratif du feuilleton radio des années 40 dans lequel l’Homme d’Acier affronte le Ku Klux Klan.

Superman smashes the Klan est écrit par Gene Luen Yang (New Super-Man) et dessiné par Gurihiru (Unstoppable Wasp).

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The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis’s Chinatown to the center of the bustling city. While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman!

While Tommy adjusts to the fast pace of the city, Roberta feels out of place, as she tries and fails to fit in with the neighborhood kids. As the Lees try to adjust to their new lives, an evil is stirring in Metropolis: the Ku Klux Klan. When the Lee family awakens one night to find a burning cross on their lawn, they consider leaving town. But the Daily Planet offers a reward for information on the KKK, and their top two reporters, Lois Lane and Clark Kent, dig into the story.

When Tommy is kidnapped by the KKK, Superman leaps into action — with help from Roberta! But Superman is still new to his powers — he hasn’t even worked out how to fly yet, so he has to run across town. Will Superman and Roberta reach Tommy in time?

Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial ‘Clan of the Fiery Cross,’ Gene Luen Yang ( American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man ) brings us his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan.

Source : www.cbr.com

Gene Luen Yang :

“One of the things about the Superman radio show, and the original version of this story, is that it actually comes relatively early in Superman’s career. He was first published in 1938, and the story was broadcast around 1946, so that’s just eight years, and he was already a worldwide phenomenon. And especially in America, he was wildly popular. But I do feel that the Superman that we all know and love today, he wasn’t quite formed yet [at that time].”

“There were still pieces of him that were being solidified. And as much as the radio show impacted the real world in terms of bigotry and racism, it also helped shape Superman’s character. It was at this point where Superman really did become a symbol of American tolerance, American justice, and American hope.”

written by GENE LUEN YANG
art and cover by GURIHIRU
Teenager Tommy Lee is missing, and Superman is on the case! It can’t be a coincidence that just last night, Tommy bravely confronted the Klan of the Fiery Cross when they surrounded the Lee family’s Metropolis house and told them to go back to Chinatown.
The year is 1946, and Clark Kent is so new to being Superman that he hasn’t yet learned to fly—so his search for Tommy is conducted in huge, gravity-defying leaps that make Tommy’s sister, Roberta, suspect the Man of Tomorrow may not be an earthling at all! But if this strange, young hero can adjust to his adopted home, perhaps she can, too.
First, though, they must stop the Klan from blowing up Unity House, which has welcomed the Chinese-American Lee family into their community. But could the real target be across town, where Superman’s friends Jimmy, Lois, and Perry work at the Daily Planet?
Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) brings us part two of his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan!
ON SALE 12.18.19
$7.99 US |2 OF 3|6” x 9”
80 PAGES |FC |DC

Source : www.cbr.com

SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN #3

Written by: Gene Luen Yang.

Art by: Gurihiru.

Cover by: Gurihiru.

Description: The Daily Planet is under attack! When the Klan invades the newspaper’s office, they kidnap Lois Lane, Perry White, and Inspector Henderson. The Klan’s attacks have separated our heroes, forcing Roberta and Jimmy Olsen to step up and help save the Daily Planet staff. But the Klan has one more surprise to reveal. In order to save his friends and stop the Klan once and for all, Superman must face his own identity to unleash his full potential and ultimately accept who he really is.

Pages: 64.

Price: $7.99.

In stores: Feb. 19.

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