Kaboom! Of Stereotypes and Superheroes – African Comics and Comics on Africa / Von Stereotypen und Superhelden – Afrikanische Comics und Comics zu Afrika
We all know the colonial and stereotypical images of the African continent and of the people living there. Especially older comics such as ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ or ‘Mickey Mouse’ have taken up the image of the ‘untamed’ continent with its ‘wild’ inhabitants. Moreover, modern superhero comics mirror the western view of Africa. What about the African point of view, though? The true African comic? The editors of this catalogue, Corinne Lüthy, Reto Ulrich and Antonio Uribe, present a wide range of African comics.