Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comic New Party, Who Dis? - with its ninjas, spaceships, dancing, explosions, FDR, wrestling, and orange hair - names and satirizes the oppressive dog whistles that undermine marginalized peoples in America and in American politics.
Frederick Luis Aldama's Eisner-winning history, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics, uncovers ways in which the mainstream American comic-book industry regularly shortchanges characters who represent marginalized peoples.
It's probably to Canada's credit that it's never produced a best-selling superhero like Captain America. Instead, we've got five comics here that'll thrill one's identity politics for Canada Day -- and kick some ass, too.