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Read "Superman Smashes the Klan" For Free with the DC Book Club

Read "Superman Smashes the Klan" For Free with...

By Tim Beedle Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…the DC Book Club’s latest selection!

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the DC Book Club is getting into the spirit by reading and discussing Superman Smashes the Klan, last year’s acclaimed standalone Superman comic from Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru. Set during the 1940s, Superman Smashes the Klan finds the Man of Steel befriending two young Chinese immigrants as they’re targeted by the Ku Klux Klan after settling in Metropolis’ Chinatown. Inspired by the classic Superman radio serial, “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” Superman Smashes the Klan takes us back to the superhero’s earliest days when he’s still wearing the black and red shield and isn’t yet able to fly. Whether you’re a longtime Superman fan or completely new to his unique world, Superman Smashes the Klan is thrilling, thought-provoking and unlike any other comic on the stands right now.

Best of all, if you’re reading Superman Smashes the Klan as the part of the DC Book Club, it’s absolutely free through DC UNIVERSE INFINITE! Here’s how it works…

To become a member, head on over to the DC Book Club page and click “join.” If you’re not already a member of the DC Community, you’ll need to register and create a profile. After that, it’s time to start reading! Superman Smashes the Klan is completely free to read with registration all month long. You can dive into all three issues on DC UNIVERSE INFINITE by clicking here.

Of course, that’s only the start. Once you’ve started reading, drop on over to the DC Book Club discussion thread in the DC Community to share your thoughts on the book. Not sure what to talk about? Every week, we’ll provide new discussion points for members to consider. Say as much or as little as you’d like. There’s no pressure!

You’ll also want to make sure you’re free on May 18th. On that day, writer Gene Luen Yang will drop by the Book Club for an exclusive Q&A with members. He’s there to answer any questions you may have about Superman Smashes the Klan and his work on other groundbreaking comics like New Super-Man, Batman/Superman and this month’s AAPI anthology comic, DC Festival of Heroes.

Plus, you’ll get some free digital perks, like bookmarks and wallpapers, the chance to participate in a live “Clan of the Fiery Cross” Listen-Along and the opportunity to vote on what the DC Book Club will read next month.

So, what are you waiting for, Super-fans? It’s time to show us that when it comes to joining the DC Book Club, you’re faster than a speeding bullet!