The American Way
The 1960s were a decade of incredible change for America. It was a time of innocence. It was a time of optimism. It was a time of heroes.
In the early '40s, the United States government hatched a plan to create t...more
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The story hits its stride when a black man is introduced into the program. The thought is that after several years of fighting under a helmet, he'll be revealed as black in order to help along the civil rights movement because he's a known heroic quantity. Only the governm ...more
But the cornerstone of THE AMERICAN WAY is the story' ...more
The American Way follows government-sponsored superheroes (under the decidedly unheroic but bureaucratic name the Civil Defense Corps) in the early 1960s (just as Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were resuscitating the superhero genre) that has two big problems: they’re all white, and they’re all a sham. The ...more
John Ridley is a great author who hasn't received his proper due
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