Michael Goodrum is a former convenor of the Comics Network. He is now a Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Canterbury Christ Church University. His monograph, Superheroes and American Self Image: From War to Watergate was published by Ashgate in 2016; he has also published articles in journals such as Social History, Literature Compass, and Studies in Comics, where he is also on the editorial board. He also has chapters in a number of edited volumes. He is the co-editor of Firefly Revisited: Essays on Joss Whedon's Classic Series (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) and Gender and the Superhero Narrative (University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming).