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Table of ContentsList of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Into the “Gutters”1. “World’s Finest”? The Wartime Superhero and Race, 1941–19452. Struggling for Social Relevance: DC, Marvel, and the Cold War, 1945–19653. “We’re All Brothers!”: The Ideal of Liberal Brotherhood in the 1960s and 1970s4. Guess Who’s Coming to Save You? The Rise of the Ethnic Superhero in the 1960s and 1970s5. “Something for Everyone”: The Superteam in the Age of Multiculturalism, 1975–19966. Replacement Heroes and the Quest for Inclusion, 1985–20117. Something Old, Something New: Heroes Reborn and Reimagined, 1990–2015Coda: Born Again (and Again and Again .?.?. and Again and Again .?.?.)NotesBibliographyIndex
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"All New, All Different? discusses not only mainstream superhero comics from Marvel and DC but also lesser-known texts over a long time span. In addition to examining African American superheroes, it also critically engages with Asian/Asian American, Native American, and Latinx characters. Its comprehensive coverage will make a meaningful contribution to the growing field of comic studies.