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Captain America and the struggle of the superhero : critical essays

Author: Robert G Weiner
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The topics discussed include the ways Nazi Germany was represented in Captain America Comics from the 1940s to the 1960s; the creation of Captain America in the Jewish American experience; the relationship between Captain America and Captain Britain; the partnership between Captain America and The Falcon; and various attempts to kill Captain America before his "real" death"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Captain America, (Fictitious character); Captain America (Literarische Gestalt); Captain America, Literarische Gestalt.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G Weiner
ISBN: 9780786437030 0786437030
OCLC Number: 277136422
Description: xi, 255 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: General history. O Captain! My Captain! / Christopher J. Hayton, David L. Albright --
World War II. Madmen, morons, and monocles: the portrayal of the Nazis in Captain America / John E. Moser ; The invaders and the all-star squadron: Roy Thomas revisits the golden age / Mark R. McDermott ; Graphic imagery: Jewish American comic book creators' depictions of class, race, patriotism and the birth of the good captain / Nicholas Yanes --
Racial issues. Not just another racist honkey: a history of racial representation in Captain America and related publications / Ora C. McWilliams ; Weakness is a crime: Captain American and the eugenic ideal in early twentieth-century America / Brian E. Hack --
Psychological profiles. Sixty-five years of guilt over the death of Bucky / Robert G. Weiner ; Captain America, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and the Vietnam era / Shawn Gillen --
Comparisons of Captain America with other characters. The historical value of bronze age comics: Captain America and the haunted tank / Nicholas D. Molnar ; The ultimate American? / Jackson Sutliff ; The alpha and the omega: Captain America and the Punisher / Cord Scott ; Captain America and Captain Britain: geopolitical identity and "the special relationship" / Jason Dittmer ; History of the Marvel zombies and Colonel America among the Marvel zombies / Mark R. McDermott --
Political interpretations and the death of Captain America. "Captain America must die": the many afterlives of Steve Rogers / David Walton ; Stevie's got a gun: Captain America and his problematic use of lethal force / Phillip L. Cunningham ; A genealogy of evil: Captain America vs. the shadows of the national imagined community / Christian Steinmetz --
Literary interpretations. The man behind the mask? models of masculinity and the persona of heroes in Captain America prose novels / Mike S. DuBose --
Guides. A selected webtography: FanFiction / Freedonia Paschall ; A selected filmographic essay / Cord Scott, Robert G. Weiner ; A selected bibliographic essay: academic literature / Jason Dittmer, Robert G. Weiner.
Responsibility: edited by Robert G. Weiner ; foreword by John Shelton Lawrence ; afterword by J.M. Dematteis.

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Captain America served as an iconic figure in popular culture, and one of Marvel Comics' flagship characters. He represented everything good and positive about the classic American ideal. This book  Read more...

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