I really, really enjoyed Superman Smashes the Klan when it came out as three separate issues from writer Gene Luen Yang, artist Gurihiru, and letterer Janice Chang. Well, it’s being collected and due for release on May 12th, so we thought you might like to see the trailer, in case you missed this book when it did come out. My local comic book store were instructed to place it in amounts the more kid-friendly books, so it was easy to miss if you didn’t know about it, even though the story, I believe, should be read by all ages.
Here’s a remade of the book, and a reminder from e that you could always order it in with your local comic book store or even local independent book store too.
The year is 1946. Teenagers Roberta and Tommy Lee just moved with their parents from Chinatown to the center of Metropolis, home to the famous hero, Superman. Tommy makes friends quickly, while Roberta pines for home. Then one night, the family awakens to find their house surrounded by the Klan of the Fiery Kross! Superman leaps into action, but his exposure to a mysterious green rock has left him weak. Can Roberta and Tommy help him smash the Klan?
Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) and artist Gurihiru (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Unstoppable Wasp) bring us a personal retelling of two different immigrants finding ways to belong.
Now, check out the very evocative animated trailer below: