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Superhero : the secret origin of a genre

Author: Peter M Coogan; Dennis O'Neil
Publisher: Austin, TX : MonkeyBrain Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An exhaustive and entertaining study of the superhero genre, this volume traces the roots of the superhero in mythology, science fiction, and the pulps, and follows the superhero's development to its current renaissance in film, literature, and graphic novels."--Publisher's website.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter M Coogan; Dennis O'Neil
ISBN: 193226518X 9781932265187
OCLC Number: 70679120
Description: vii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The superhero renaissance --
The superhero genre --
The definition of the superhero --
The supervillain --
The roots in myth, epic, and legend --
The Antediluvian Age --
Comics predecessors --
The first superhero --
The evolution of the superhero --
The superhero as metaphor --
The ideology of the superhero.
Responsibility: by Peter Coogan ; introduction by Denny O'Neil.

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Presents a history, which traces the superhero's roots in mythology, science fiction, and pulps, and follows the genre's development to its renaissance in film, literature, and graphic novels.  Read more...

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