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Aug 21, 2019

What with all the preternatural powers, logic-defying physical feats, and uncanny abilities, it often feels like comics are exclusively about the amazing things superheroes can do. But sometimes superhero stories are about what a hero can’t do, and the heroism doesn’t start until they work to overcome these physical setbacks and disadvantages. On this episode we talk about physical disability in comics, we discuss the ways in which physically disabled characters have been represented in comics, and we spotlight our favorite heroes who have risen to the top of the heroes ranks despite their physical impairments.