Essays on Super-Heroes! Bam!

I’m excited for my friend and colleague at North Carolina Wesleyan College, Ian Boucher. Outside of being a super librarian, he’s also quite the scholar on super heroes. The anthology he’s been working on is finally out, and I’m looking forward to reading it. It is a collection of essays entitled “Humans and Paragons: Essays on Super-Hero Justice.You can see the page here.

From the publisher’s page:

Super-heroes, said to represent justice, have saturated popular culture at a time when the American criminal justice system is under intense public scrutiny and re-evaluation. Do the super-heroes we celebrate really represent the best we can be? How do the stories we tell ourselves about justice help society understand the endeavor of protecting citizens and making itself better?

In this book of essays, contributors from around the world explore these questions and more from many perspectives, encouraging a more conscious discussion about the most fundamental element of super-heroes.

I’ll add more info here as I get it. Looks like it’s going to be $6.99 on Kindle and $16.99 for the trade paperback. Many congrats to Ian!