Nov. 25, 2021

179 | Thanksgiving Special: Jeremy Daubner on the History of Comics, Debates Over Diversity/Representation, and the State of Comedy

179 | Thanksgiving Special: Jeremy Daubner on the History of Comics, Debates Over Diversity/Representation, and the State of Comedy

Happy Thanksgiving Realignment listeners! From now on, whenever we release on holidays, we’re going to release (probably) non-political content that captures the holiday’s spirit and Marshall and Saagar’s interests.

High on our priority list today/this weekend is catching up on all the different movies/shows we’ve missed this and last year, many of which are comic book-themed.

In that spirit, today’s guest, Jeremy Dauber, professor of Jewish Literature and American Studies at Columbia University and author of American Comics: A History and Jewish Comedy: A Serious History, joins The Realignment to discuss the past, present, and future of American comics, why we’re stuck in a sequel/reboot spiral, and how culture war debates over diversity and representation are playing out in the pages of major comics.


Happy Thanksgiving Realignment listeners! From now on, whenever we release on holidays, we’re going to release (probably) non-political content that captures the holiday’s spirit and Marshall and Saagar’s interests. High on our priority list today/this weekend is catching up on all the different movies/shows we’ve missed this and last year, many of which are comic book-themed. In that spirit, today’s guest, Jeremy Dauber, professor of Jewish Literature and American Studies at Columbia University and author of American Comics: A History and Jewish Comedy: A Serious History, joins The Realignment to discuss the past, present, and future of American comics, why we’re stuck in a sequel/reboot spiral, and how culture war debates over diversity and representation are playing out in the pages of major comics.