"This unique work on popular culture is a seamless, well-constructed, deeply researched, sharply written, and politically insightful academic book." --Religious Studies Review
"DiPaolo's command of real-world politics as well as the broad knowledge of so many superhero stories (with "superhero" also defined in a very broad sense) really sells the project. I don't think there is another book like it, and my hope is that it will inspire fanboys who love the superhero narratives to also take more of an interest in the political intrigues and relationships that genuinely affect our lives." --Will Brooker, Kingston University, author of Batman Unmasked and Using the Force.