Superman and the Klan of the Fiery Cross is one of the most interesting Superman radio serials to listen to, and was a fantastic read when Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru adapted the tale for comics. Now, DC Comics is collecting the Superman Smashes the Klan in a collected trade that arrives in May.
The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Chinatown to Downtown Metropolis. While Dr. Lee is eager to begin his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to the famous superhero Superman! Tommy adjusts quickly to the fast pace of their new neighborhood, while his younger sister Roberta feels out of place when she fails to fit in with the neighborhood kids. While the Lees try to adjust to their new lives, an evil is stirring in Metropolis: the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan targets the Lee family, beginning a string of terrorist attacks. They kidnap Tommy, attack the Daily Planet, and even threaten the local YMCA. But with the help of Roberta’s keen skills of observation, Superman is able to fight the Klan’s terror, while exposing those in power who support them.
Superman Smashes the Klan arrives on May 12, 2020.