August 2018

Writing Shakespeare and Superheroes

In the following, author Jeffrey Kahan explains the logic behind his recent Arc book, Shakespeare and Superheroes. As a child, I read comic books incessantly. Every Monday, my local corner store would rack the new Marvel and DC Comics for the week. I’d go in, pick out those I liked best, Captain America, Thor, Batman, X-Men, and stash them on a bottom rung, behind the unenticing Richie Rich,  Disney, and Archie comics (though still a kid, I felt that I was already too big, too advancedfor those titles). Then I would wait until Friday; my mom would give me a dollar, and...

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