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The Supervillain Reader$
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Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496826466

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.001.0001

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Making America Great Again, You Foolsssss

Making America Great Again, You Foolsssss

Neoliberal Snake Charmers in Marvel’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

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(p.288) Chapter 28 Making America Great Again, You Foolsssss
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The Supervillain Reader
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J. Richard Stevens

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.003.0028

This essay follows author Cunningham’s discussion of his experience growing up an African American fan of comics who found not only a dearth of superheroes that looked like him, but also a corresponding absence of black supervillains. The distinction here between villain and supervillain, and how that distinction maps over racial representation, is particularly important.

Keywords:   Black Supervillains, Darth Vader, Star Wars, Black Lightening, Milestone Comics

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