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Sasha Simic looks at how comic book superheroes responded to the Civil Rights movement, strikes and struggle – and to the onset of the Thatcher and Reagan years and 9/11

4 October 2014 | In depth
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Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the X-Men… Comic book superheroes are big business, they’ve been used as wartime propaganda and condemned for their “lurid, unsavoury, gruesome illustrations”, Sasha Simic reveals

30 September 2014 | In depth