In the spring of 2008, Andrew Aydin, a twentysomething aide and future policy adviser to Representative John Lewis, was driving the congressman to an event. “We got to talking about comic books,” Aydin later wrote in a piece for Creative Loafing, adapted from his master’s thesis. “I remember Lewis sitting in the front passenger seat as he gently teased me about attending Atlanta’s comic convention, Dragon Con. But then he said, ‘You know, there was a comic book during the movement. It was very influential.’”