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American comics, literary theory, and religion : the superhero afterlife

Author: A David Lewis
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Just as often as superheroes journey into the afterlife, they also return from it. Their surprising immortality has created its own set of storytelling rules and expectations; it also has come to influence their secular readership in new interreligious investigations of narrative character and personal selfhood. Unlocking a new and overdue model for reading comic books, this unique volume explores religious  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Lewis, A. David, 1977-
American comics, literary theory, and religion
(DLC) 2014021866
(OCoLC)884299315
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A David Lewis
ISBN: 9781137463609 1137463600 9781137465603 1137465603
OCLC Number: 894480588
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The six elements of the superhero afterlife subgenre --
The comic book medium's glimpse of eternity --
Complexities of character in Fantastic Four: Hereafter --
Planetary, Promethea, and the multiplicity of selfhood.
Responsibility: by A. David Lewis.

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Unlocking a new and overdue model for reading comic books, this unique volume explores religious interpretations of popular comic book superheroes such as the Green Lantern and the Hulk. This  Read more...

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