Panel Discussion

3.6: October 2015, The Comic Books Issue. TV shows based on comic books were once considered niche genre fare. But while comic adaptations are more popular than ever, it’s important to consider history. Whether it’s a revision of characters’ backstories, a history of TV superheroes, or an analysis of the genre’s struggles with representation, consider this issue the origin story of comic books on television: a look back so we can see what the future holds.