Visit a movie theater in America today, and you’re bound to find a superhero flick playing on one if not multiple screens. From Hollywood to Comic-Con, comics have gone mainstream. But there’s much more to the medium than Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Avengers.
In her new book, Northeastern professor Hillary Chute examines the history and culture of comics. The book—Why Comics: From Underground to Everywhere, published in December—delves into the superhero phenomenon but also the essence of comics’ appeal more broadly and how the art form differentiates itself from others.