Picking Up with Gene Luen Yang
Ep. 01

Picking Up with Gene Luen Yang

Episode description

Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang joins Gita and Alex for an interview, covering Superman’s place as a sci-fi immigrant story, how to write through a historical stereotype instead of around it, the thematic differences between Superman and Batman, and his pick for the actual smartest man in the DC universe.


52 Pickup is an Aftermath production, created by Gita Jackson and Alex Jaffe, and edited by Esper Quinn, with original music by Jon Ehrens. If you’d like to follow along, you can check out 52 at your local comic book store or library, or the DC Universe Infinite subscription service. The views and opinions expressed on this show are solely those of the show’s personalities, and do not reflect those of DC Entertainment or Warner Bros. Please rate and review our show wherever you can, and send your questions and comments to 52mailbag@gmail.com. Never stop reading comics.