In this exclusive preview of Superman and Me, a prose essay-afterword to the forthcoming graphic novel Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang with art by Gurihiru, Yang uses his childhood love of Superman—and his personal experience of racism as a Chinese-American—to deliver a fascinating history of the Ku Klux Klan, the rise of white supremacy in the U.S., and the role the 1940s Superman radio show played in fighting American bigotry. By the 1940s interest in the Klan was growing yet again, while The Adventures of Superman was the most popular radio drama in the country with millions of listeners. Indeed, the radio show introduced many elements of the Superman character that have endured to this day in the comics. In 1946, the show broadcast the first episode of The Clan of the Fiery Cross, the story of a Chinese-American family moving to Metropolis only to be threatened by a Klan-like hate group before being rescued by Superman in a series that was instrumental in turning public opinion of the time against the Klan. Superman Smashes the Klan will be published by DC in May.