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War, politics and superheroes : ethics and propaganda in comics and film

Marc Di Paolo


Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (PN 6714 .D53 2011 )()

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  • Title:
    War, politics and superheroes : ethics and propaganda in comics and film
  • Author: Marc Di Paolo
  • Description: Introduction: are superheroes Republicans? on The avengers, Star trek, and Watchmen -- Batman as terrorist, technocrat and feudal lord -- Wonder Woman as World War II veteran, feminist icon, and sex symbol -- Spider-Man as Benedict Arnold, objectivist, and class warrior -- The punisher as murderous immigration officer and Vietnam War veteran -- Superman vs. Ronald Reagan and the Ku Klux Klan -- The special relationship: Britain and America in James Bond, Doctor Who, and Hellblazer -- Tortured consciences: Jack Bauer, The Invisible Woman, and George W. Bush's America -- Gay rights, civil rights, and Nazism in the X-Men universe -- In brightest day, in darkest knight: President Obama vs. The zombie apocalypse.
    "This critical text examines the seventy-year history of comic book superheroes on film and in comic books and their reflections of the politics of their time. Superheroes addressed include Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Superman, the Invisible Woman and the X-Men, and topics covered include American wars, conflicts, and public policy"--Provided by publisher.
  • Local Note: acq2012com
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
  • Format: xi, 330 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780786447183 (softcover : alk. paper);ISBN 0786447184 (softcover : alk. paper)
  • Subjects: Superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism; Comic books, strips, etc -- Political aspects; Comic books, strips, etc -- Moral and ethical aspects; Superhero films -- History and criticism; Motion pictures in propaganda; Motion pictures -- Moral and ethical aspects; Superheroes -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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