If you’ve ever wondered how superheroes became American icons, or how Japan grew their own costumed crusaders, look no further. Sam Kusek, Ken Haley, and I have been hosting the From East to West: the Superheroes of Japan & America panel for three years now. Through it, we delve into the origins of superheroes both American and Japanese, as we aim to highlight their similarities and differences.

This year, we’ve done exactly what we do best: we nestled delicious morsels of new information inside the panel structure everybody’s come to know and love. This year, we once again have video of the event (courtesy of Zachary – thanks again!). I hope you find it entertaining!