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The British superhero

Author: Christopher Murray
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chris Murray reveals the largely unknown and rather surprising history of the British superhero. It is often thought that Britain did not have its own superheroes, but Murray demonstrates that there were a great many superheroes in Britain, and that they were often used as a way to comment on the relationship between Britain and America. British superhero stories sometimes emulated the style of American comics, but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Murray, Christopher, 1975-
British superhero.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2017
(DLC) 2016030090
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Murray
ISBN: 9781496807410 1496807413
OCLC Number: 958422248
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 304 pages)
Contents: Chapter 1: Penny Dreadfuls, Story Papers, and Protosuperheroes (1825-1935) --
Chapter 2: False Starts and Minor Triumphs (1936-1949) --
Chapter 3: From Marvelmen to Pop Art (1950-1961) --
Chapter 4: Mergers and Marvels (1962-1980) --
Chapter 5: Revisionism and the British Invasion (1981-1993) --
Chapter 6: Contemporary British Superheroes (1994-present) --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Chris Murray.

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Reveals the largely unknown and rather surprising history of the British superhero. It is often thought that Britain did not have its own superheroes, yet Chris Murray demonstrates that there were a  Read more...

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