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Superman smashes the Klan : the graphic novel / written by Gene Luen Yang ; art illustrations by Gurihiru ; lettering by Janice Chiang.

Yang, Gene Luen, (author.). Chiang, Janice, (letterer.). Gurihiru, (artist.).
Series: Superman

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library Y G YAN (Text) 33500013249867 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y G YAN (Text) 33500013249875 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781779504210
  • ISBN: 1779504217
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Burbank : DC Comics, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family"
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
When Dr. Lee moves his family to Metropolis, his son Tommy adjusts to the new neighborhood while daugher Roberta feels out of place, so when the evil Klan of the Fiery Cross begins a string of terrorist attacks on the city, Superman fights them, and Roberta and Superman soon learn to embrace their own unique features that set them apart.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 13+ DC Comics.
Grades 10-12 DC Comics.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
    *Starred Review* Though inspired by a 74-year-old radio serial, this old-fashioned tale of derring-do still packs a hefty punch of contemporary social commentary. It's 1946, and when the Lee family moves from Chinatown into central Metropolis, they soon run afoul of the cross-burning Klan of the Fiery Kross. Luckily, the ever-intrepid siblings Roberta and Tommy Lee cross paths with none other than Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane, which means Superman isn't far behind. This, however, is a Superman at the beginning of his career, still learning about his powers and, crucially, discovering that he himself is the quintessential American immigrant. Moving at the breakneck pace of a movie serial and filled with spunky kid protagonists and blistering punch-'em-ups, Yang's story feels like a slice of rollicking, old-time adventure. The layered handling of characters—particularly the quick-witted but uncertain Roberta Lee and the righteous-but-searching Superman—is as sophisticated as any of Yang's award-winning work. Likewise, his handling of racism is sharp with nuance, showing how it works on many levels, in many forms, and how it gets into the head of everyone, regardless of where they come from or what they look like. Gurihiru envisions the work in bold lines and striking angles that capture the energy and look of manga as much as classic Fleischer Superman cartoons. Grades 7-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Gene Luen Yang began making comics and graphic novels more than 15 years ago. In 2006 his book American Born Chinese was published by First Second Books. It became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association's Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album - New. In 2013, First Second Books released Boxers & Saints, his two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion. It was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize. He made his mainstream comics debut on Superman, with artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson.

His other works include the comics continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. Currently he writes New Super-Man for DC Comics.

Subject: Superman (Fictitious character) > Juvenile fiction.
Justice > Juvenile fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) > Juvenile fiction.
Graphic novels.
Superman (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Justice > Fiction.
Identity > Fiction.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.

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