Off-Panel: The Syrian Refugee Experience in Comics

This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics

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“And while all of the characters [in Jem and the Holograms] look great, they never look like one another, nor do they conform to Hollywood assumptions about who should appeal to whom. Of eight girls in two bands, four are clearly nonwhite, and others might be. Kimber—the flightiest, girliest Hologram, with the longest, most labor-intensive hair—only dates girls; nobody thinks that’s a problem, nor does anybody think it odd that she falls for someone with Stormer’s body type. “

Well, of course we agree, but what’s surprising about this is that a monthly comic is reviewed in The New Yorker–who’dve thought??

“But they also felt the chill which comes over all ordinary Muslims, and especially refugees, when such atrocities occur: knowing that many in the west are too inattentive or intellectually lazy to differentiate between Muslims, refugees and terrorists.”

A comic about the Syrian refugee experience that debuted the same day as the Paris attacks. We all need to read it.

“New York artist Nathan Sawaya has used hundreds of thousands of bricks to recreate large-scale sculptures of some of DC Comic’s most enduring superheroes (and villains), including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Joker.”

This is cool!

 

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