Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics: The Documentary

 

Following the success of his most recent book, the Eisner Award-winning Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics, Professor Frederick Luis Aldama—in partnership with the Ohio State University and Columbus, Ohio-based production company DG Cine—is bringing the experience of his book to life in a full-fledged documentary. In it, Aldama brings together academics, comics scholars, artists and content creators from across the Latinx community and its allies as they examine the history of Latinx characters in comic books. From Zorro to Miles Morales, from the racist caricatures of the past to the inspiring and uplifting Latinx superheroes of the modern day, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics: The Documentary serves as a vehicle to bring forth the experiences, opinions, hopes and perspectives of Latinx creators who are changing the landscape of American comic books that will inspire a young generation of minority readers.

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About the Author:

Frederick Luis Aldama
Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at The Ohio State University. In the departments of English as well as Spanish & Portuguese he teaches courses on and Latino & Latin American cultural phenomena, including literature, film, TV, music, sports, video games, and comic books. He is also an affiliate faculty of the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging. He is the author, co-author, and editor of thirty books. He is editor and coeditor of 7 different academic press book series, including the World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction series with the University of Texas Press. He is founder and director of the White House Hispanic Bright Spot awarded LASER/Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment Research. In 2016, Aldama received the Ohio Education Summit Award for Founding & Directing LASER. He is founder and co-director of Humanities & Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute at The Ohio State University. He has been honored with the 2016 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education’s Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education Award. In 2017, Aldama was awarded Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and inducted into the Academy of Teaching. This same year he was also inducted into the Society of Cartoon Arts.