McCall's volume actually led me to Jackson. In a blurb on the back of Dear Hero, Cornelius Eady referenced Missing You, Metropolis, so after completing McCall's book, I got Jackson's as well. McCall covers approximately 100 kinds of heroes and villains in his book.
In his poems, Jackson delves into the Marvel Universe, writing about Spider-Man, Gwen Stacey, Nightcrawler, Juggernaut, and others, and he also writes about characters from DC Comics, including Batman, Superman, and Lois Lane.
Ideally, these books signal what will become a new development in contemporary African American poetry where poets devote more attention to popular culture in their works.
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