Dazzler was my favorite superheroine when I was little. I thought it was the bees knees that she was a disco star who wore mirrored roller skates and went to discos with Spiderman. Her powers were turning light into sound. Fun fact: Dazzler was salvaged from the wreckage of a failed Kiss comic book/movie tie-in. Originally, she was supposed to look like Grace Jones, but when Bo Derek showed interest in the film, Dazzler’s features were changed to look more like the 10 beauty.
Psi-Force was a thirty-two-issue comic book series published by Marvel Comics under their New Universe imprint from 1986 to 1989. Along with D.P. 7 and Justice, it was one of the only New Universe titles to last for thirty-two issues. It concerned a group of adolescents who had developed psionic powers following the "White Event" which had created most of the paranormals in the New Universe.
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang This full-color, glossy graphic novel is a striking take on Chinese-American identity, weaving together three perspectives: Chinese folk character Monkey King; Jin Wang, a middle school student who wants desperately to assimilate; and Danny, an All-American student shamed by his Chinese cousin, the unfortunately-named Chin-Kee. Its deliberate stereotypes are uncomfortable, but they raise interesting questions about race in America.