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Marvel's Black Widow from spy to superhero : essays on an Avenger with a very specific skill set

Author: Sherry Ginn
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"First appearing in Marvel Comics in the 1960s, Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, was introduced to movie audiences in Iron Man 2 (2010). Her character has grown in popularity with subsequent Marvel films, and fans have been vocal about wanting to see Black Widow in a titular role"--
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Genre/Form: Essays
Named Person: Black Widow, (Fictitious character); Black Widow, (Fictitious character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherry Ginn
ISBN: 9780786498192 0786498196
OCLC Number: 952390126
Description: ix, 175 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Black Widow's place in Marvel's universes and our own / Sherry Ginn --
A "very specific skill set": Black Widow's use of language in The Avengers / Malgorzata Drewniok --
In search of the complete female character in Marvel's cinematic universe / Heather M. Porter --
"Eyes front, Ivan!" The comic books' journey through fashions and men / Valerie Estelle Frankel --
Feminism in American cinema: the many incarnations of Black Widow / Jillian Coleman Benjamin --
Red rooms, conditioning chairs and needles in the brain: brainwashing and mind control in the Whedon and Marvel universes / Sherry Ginn --
Jose Whedon's radical icon of third wave feminism / Lewis Call --
Athena's daughter: Black Widow's impact aesthetic / David Kociemba --
The elusive Black Widow film: fan-made texts as social desire paths / Tanya R. Cochran.
Responsibility: edited by Sherry Ginn.

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