If comics are not on your list of reading materials, you”re missing out on a quiet, but influential, revolution shaping the world view of the younger generation.
On Aug. 25 the same day that Donald Trump signed a memo against recruitment of transgender Americans for the U.S. military, Texas was preparing for Hurricane Howard and on the eve of Women’s Equality Day (Aug. 26), not many people noticed that DC Comics released Bombshells United, a group of female superheroes in a reimagined alternative universe (in contrast with to the universe where Batman, Superman, and Aquaman and a whole phalanx of male superheroes dominate.)
Marguerite Bennett, one of the most influential writers in comic books today, has a very simple mission for her stories:
“Women as people – crazy, right?” she asks sarcastically.
This year, in Bombshells United, the team of super women is tackling the missing chapter in America’s history books: The internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.
Indeed, the first story arc of Bombshells United is all about America’s failure to protect the rights of up to 120,000 Japanese/Americans when the federal government imprisoned them in internment camps for the duration of World War II.