Smarty Pants Podcast

Superheroes Are So Gay!

Dig into the queer politics of American comics

By Stephanie Bastek | June 27, 2016
The cast of the X-Men (Marvel Comics)
The cast of the X-Men (Marvel Comics)


What do the X-Men have to do with feminism, and how did the Fantastic Four get caught up in the radical politics of the New Left? Learn about the queer history of superhero comics with Ramzi Fawaz, and check in on reporter Karen Coates’s documentary project on world hunger, “Bellyache.”

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