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Grant Morrison and the superhero renaissance : critical essays

Author: Darragh Greene; Kate Roddy
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A leading figure behind the superhero Renaissance is Grant Morrison, long-time architect of the DC Comics' universe and author of many of the most successful comic books in recent years. Drawing on a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Grant Morrison; Grant Morrison
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darragh Greene; Kate Roddy
ISBN: 9780786478101 0786478101
OCLC Number: 908375466
Description: viii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Formal Analysis --
"And so we return and begin again": The Immersive/Recursive Strategies of Morrison's Puzzle Narratives / Chris Murray --
"Screw symbolism and let's go home": Morrison and Bathos / Kate Roddy --
The Writer and "the Writer": The Death of the Author in Suicide Squad #58 / Roy T. Cook --
"Let me slip into someone more comfortable": The Imaginary Adolescence of the Superhero / Keith Scott --
Parasitic Signifiers: The Invasiveness of Language in Grant Morrison's Comics / Clare Pitkethly --
Part II: Thematic Analysis --
From Shame into Glory in The Filth / David Coughlan --
"The Jungian Stuff": Symbols of Transformation in All-Star Superman / Darragh Greene --
The Dark Knight and the Devil: Demons and Demonology in Batman, 2005-2013 / Schedel Luitjen --
"Our Father, Who Art in Gotham": The Life, Death and Rebirth of Batman / Nicholas Galante --
Fallout Boys: Paranoia, Power and Control in Morrison's Cold War Superheroes / Muireann O'Sullivan --
"Morrison Inc." and Themes of Benevolent Capitalism / Emmet O'Cuana.
Responsibility: edited by Darragh Greene and Kate Roddy.

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