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The amazing transforming superhero! : essays on the revision of characters in comic books, film and television

Author: Terrence R Wandtke
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection analyzes the many ways in which comic book and film superheroes have been revised or re-written in response to changes in real-world politics, social mores, and popular culture. Also included are several illustrations and promotional photographs, along with separate footnotes and bibliographies for each essay"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terrence R Wandtke
ISBN: 9780786431892 078643189X
OCLC Number: 123539364
Description: x, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Retconning America / Jason Dittmer --
Super-girls and mild mannered men / Gerard F. Beritela --
From Jimmy Durante to Michael Chiklis / Jeff McClelland --
Frank Miller strikes again and Batman becomes a postmodern anti-hero / Terrence R. Wandtke --
The "transcreation" of a mediated myth / Dan O'Rourke and Pravin A. Rodrigues --
Warren Ellis is the future of superhero comics / Brendan Riley --
Wonder Woman as World War II veteran, camp feminist icon, and male sex fantasy / Marc Edward DiPaolo --
Smallville as a rhetorical means of moral value education / Robert M. McManus and Grace R. Waitman --
"Le western noir" / Lorrie Palmer --
The Nietzschean influence on The incredibles and the sidekick revolt / Audrey Anton --
Afterword: Conclusion to the never-ending story(s) / Terrence R. Wendtke.
Responsibility: edited by Terrence R. Wandtke.
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