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Mutants & mystics : science fiction, superhero comics, and the paranormal.

Author: Jeffrey J Kripal
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University Of Chicago Press, 2015. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Account of how comic book heroes have helped their creators and fans alike explore and express a wealth of paranormal experiences ignored by mainstream science. Delving deeply into the work of major figures in the field--from Jack Kirby's cosmic superhero sagas and Philip K. Dick's futuristic head-trips to Alan Moore's sex magic and Whitley Strieber's communion with visitors--Kripal shows how creators turned to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey J Kripal
ISBN: 022627148X 9780226271484 9780226453835 0226453839
OCLC Number: 890360501
Awards: Winner of PROSE (Media/Cultural Studies) 2011
Description: xvii, 370 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Orientation: from India to the planet Mars --
Alienation: Superman is a crashed alien --
Radiation: metaphysical energies and super sexualities --
Mutation: X-men before their time --
Realization: reading the paranormal writing us --
Authorization: writing the paranormal writing us --
The third kind: the visitor corpus of Whitley Strieber --
Toward a soul-sized story.
Other Titles: Mutants and mystics :

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From Superman and Batman to the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, these pop-culture juggernauts, with their "powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men," thrilled readers and audiences. The  Read more...

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