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Simon Locke

is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Kingston University. He has published a number of papers on comics in journals such as Public Understanding of Science. His research mainly focuses on representations of science in superhero comics and he is currently working on the use of comics to present cosmological visions in words and pictures.

Justine Toh

recently completed her PhD in Critical & Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Australia. Her thesis examined how narratives of American exceptionalism construct the cultural memory of September 11, explored through Hollywood cinema and American memorial culture. She can be contacted at The Dark Knight is her favorite American superhero.

Damian Duffy

is a PhD candidate in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science and a founder of the Eye Trauma Comics collective. He is a comics writer and letterer whose first published graphic novel, The Hole: Consumer Culture, created with artist John Jennings, was released by Front 40 Press in 2008. Along with Jennings, Duffy has curated several comics art shows, including Other Heroes: African American Comics Creators, Characters, and Archetypes and Out of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics. He can be reached at

Christopher Hayton

is a doctoral student in the College of Social Work at Florida State University. His area of interest in social work is acculturation as it impacts marriage and family in Asian immigrant populations. His media arts interest is in social commentary in American comic books. His career background includes 25 years as a teacher and 3 as a social worker in the U.K. and U.S.A.

Bobby Kuechenmeister

is a Doctoral student in the Rhetoric and Writing Program at Bowling Green State University. His primary research interests are multimodal composition, visual rhetoric, and popular culture with an emphasis on video games. His secondary research interests include literary theory and comics. He earned his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his MA from Texas A&M University.

Karl Suhr

is Assistant Professor at Kent Library. He has previously worked at the Einstein Library at Nova Southeastern University, the music library at the University of Nebraska. He holds an MSIS from University of North Texas and a BA Music from Concordia University Nebraska.