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The meaning of superhero comic books

Author: Terrence R Wandtke
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume details how the workings of the superhero comics industry and the conventions of the medium have developed a culture like that of traditional epic storytelling. By revealing how contemporary superhero comics connect traditional aesthetics and postmodern theories, this work explains why the superhero comic book flourishes in the "new traditional" shape of the digital age"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Wandtke, Terrence R.
Meaning of superhero comic books.
Jefferson, NC : McFarland, ©2012
(DLC) 2012017518
(OCoLC)761369343
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terrence R Wandtke
ISBN: 9780786490158 0786490152
OCLC Number: 795706854
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 262 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1. Moving Beyond the Standard Arguments; 2. The Emergence of Orality; 3. Orality and a New Medium; 4. Amplification Through Simplification; 5. The Persistence of Traditionality; 6. The Failed Attempt to Impose High Culture; 7. More Than Service to the Publishers; 8. Eternal, Self-Conscious Recurrence (or More Revision); Conclusion; Chapter Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Responsibility: Terrence R. Wandtke.

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For decades, scholars have made the connection between the design of the superhero story and the mythology of the ancient folktale. Moving beyond simple comparisons and common explanations, this  Read more...

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