About the Author
Julian C. Chambliss is Associate Professor of History at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His teaching and research focus on urban development and culture. His academic writing has appeared in Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes and Superheroes, Studies in American Culture, The Florida Historical Quarterly, Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, Georgia Historical Quarterly, and Journal of Urban History. In addition, he has published opinion and commentary in PopMatters, The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Orlando Sentinel. Thomas C. Donaldson is Assistant Professor of History at Edison State College in Punta Gorda, Florida. His teaching and research focuses on the impact of gender politics on American popular culture. His current research is titled "Truth, Justice, and the Status Quo: Antifeminism, Superheroes, and the American Way of Gender, 1955-1990," and his article "Inflexible Girls of Steel: Subverting Second Wave Feminism in the Extended Superman Franchise" was recently published in The Ages of Superman: Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times. William L. Svitavsky is an Associate Professor and Emerging Services Librarian at the Olin Library at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His research interests include American comic book history, the work of M.P. Shiel, and geek culture; his academic writing has appeared in Science Fiction Studies, Studies in American Culture, and The Bulletin of Bibliography.