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The superhero reader

Charles Hatfield 1965-; Jeet Heer; Kent Worcester 1959-

2013

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  • Title:
    The superhero reader
  • Author: Charles Hatfield 1965-; Jeet Heer; Kent Worcester 1959-
  • Description: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I. HISTORICAL CONSIDERATIONS; Comics Predecessors; Men of Tomorrow; Gladiator; The Great Comic Book Heroes; The Comics and the Super State; The Superman Conceit; The Great Women Superheroes; Fandom and Authorship; II. THEORY AND GENRE; Literary Formulas; Crowds of Superheroes; The Epic Hero and Pop Culture; Masked Heroes; The Revisionary Superhero Narrative; Jack Kirby and the Marvel Aesthetic; Navigating Infinite Earths; A Song of the Urban Superhero; III. CULTURE AND IDENTITY; Wonder Woman; Invisible Girl; Love Will Bring You to Your Gift
    Batman, Deviance and CampColor Them Black; Comic Book Masculinity; The Punisher as Revisionist Superhero Western; Death Defying-Heroes; List of Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
    Despite their commercial appeal and cross-media reach, superheroes are only recently starting to attract sustained scholarly attention. This groundbreaking collection brings together essays and book excerpts by major writers on comics and popular culture. While superhero comics are a distinct and sometimes disdained branch of comics creation, they are integral to the development of the North American comic book and the history of the medium. For the past half-century they have also been the one overwhelmingly dominant market genre. The sheer volume of superhero comics that have been publ
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi
  • Format: 1 online resource (342 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-62103-954-4
  • Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc -- History and criticism; Superheroes in literature; Superheroes; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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