From pulp magazine origins to recent cinematic triumphs, superheroes mirror our culture. Uniquely American and reflecting enduring values, these characters are a window on inspiration and aspiration defining our society.


Future Bear

Future Bear is a hybrid fine art/comic collaborative project between artist Rachel Simmons and historian-writer Julian Chambliss. 


White Scripts & Black Supermen

Through interviews with prominent artists, scholars (like me) this film examines the degree to which early Black superheroes generally adhered to common stereotypes about Black men.