This book tells a group of intertwining stories that culminate in the historic 1947 collision of the Superman Radio Show and the Ku Klux Klan. It is the story of the two Cleveland teenagers who invented Superman as a defender of the little guy and the New York wheeler-dealers who made him a major media force. It is the story Ku Klux Klan's development from a club to a huge money-making machine powered by the powers of fear and hate and of the folklorist whoalong with many other activists took on the Klan by wielding the power of words. Above all, it tells the story of Superman himselfa modern mythical hero and an embodiment of the cultural reality of his timesfrom the Great Depression to the present.
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Loved this book. Such a unique bit of history presented in a clear and engaging way!
Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan Review By: Dalton Zeinert This book is really good. The characters in this book Jerry and Joe made an awesome comic and that is the adventure of superman. It deals with religions and non believers and is in a type of war. The Ku Klux Klan is trying to get a lot of members and they’re joining up with Hitler. In a comic they made Superman saving a Ku Klux Klan member. That’s why I think it’s a good book.