Re-making Superheroes (for Wed, in class)

Prompt 1: Reflect on Yang and Liew’s attempt to fashion an origin story for the Green Turtle. What are the specific details they added that stood out to you and why are they significant? What do you think Yang and Liew are trying to accomplish by re-visioning this ambiguous and obscure superhero as a specifically Asian American hero?


Prompt 2: What do you think about superheroes (even popular figures like Spiderman, Batman, The Flash, etc.) being re-imagined in ways that emphasize their racial, ethnic, or gender background? What is at stake in this process?


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