The Long, Troubled, and Redemptive History of Latinx Superheroes Frederick Luis Aldama's Eisner-winning history, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics, uncovers ways in which the mainstream American comic-book industry regularly shortchanges characters who represent marginalized peoples. Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics Frederick Luis Aldama University of Arizona Press Oct 2017 Other Frederick Luis Aldama may [...]
ProfessorLatinx and Rachel Miller of the Ohio State University open the inaugural Pop Culture Podcast with ProfessorLatinx by discussing the culture war climate surrounding the release of Captain Marvel.
Latinx Spaces: Robert Rodriguez’s Fever-Dream: ‘Alita’ and the Building of Latinx Sci-Fi Worlds—by Frederick Luis Aldama
Robert Rodriguez’s Fever-Dream: 'Alita' and the Building of Latinx Sci-Fi Worlds Courtesy 20th Century Fox By Frederick Luis Aldama Most sci-fi films focus time and attention to building new worlds for us to experience. From Georges Méliès 1902 Trip to the Moon through Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel today, filmmakers have used their cinematographic [...]
Crucial Storytelling: ‘Tales from La Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology’ By Christopher C. Hernandez, Comicosity “The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary.” — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1982 Nobel Lecture Gabriel Garcia Marquez recognized the importance of Latin [...]
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“Graphic Reclamations: Barajas and Gonzo’s Tata Rambo as Co-Creative Journey that Sets the Historical Record Straight” Guest Post By: Frederick Luis Aldama, aka Professor LatinX Just the other day my kid asked: “how can the filmmaker of Hidden Figures have known the story of these three important African American women mathematicians and scientists if [...]
Jan Baetens has added more furniture to his wonderfully enchanting Imaginarium—an edifice built of on profound knowledge of the visual and verbal narrative arts as well as in the making of such narrative arts. His recent delectable addition: a history and compelling analysis of the fotoromanzo, roman-photo, récit en photos or photo-roman, soap [...]
Guest Essay: Postcolonialism and the Shattering of Toxic Masculinity in Thor: Ragnarok—by Demi Flowers-Blevins
Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok (2017) is one of the most well received Marvel movies yet, and that is a pretty big accomplishment looking at its competition. It is currently the fourth highest rated Superhero film of all time by Rotten Tomatoes, toting an adjusted score of 107% “Fresh” (“64 Best Superhero Movies of All [...]