Frederick Luis Aldama, author of Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez (2009), has assembled an important collection in Multicultural Comics. The essays take a critical look at race and culture in comics, a powerful medium that has often been used to stereotype and marginalize the Other, but also holds the power to address ideas of marginality, subalterity, hybridity, and identity. . . .
The variety of material presented—including Critical Race Theory and de/post-colonialism—should make this book useful not only to specialists in comics and graphic novels, but also to those in broader literary, media, and cultural studies. . . .
This collection is a giant step in seeking out the gaps in cultural representation, focusing on a medium that Scott McCloud calls the invisible art. . . .
As comics themselves become visible to the broader scholarly world, work like Multicultural Comics demonstrates their power to approach people and subjects differently than other media, creating complex and illuminating narratives about those that too often remain unseen.