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Marvel's mutants : the X-Men comics of Chris Claremont

Author: Miles Booy
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1975, Marvel Comics revived the X-Men, a failed title which hadn't used new material for half a decade. It was a marginal project in an industry then in crisis. Five years later, it was the bestseller in a revived comics market. Unusually in the comics world, one man, Chris Claremont wrote the comic over seventeen years, from 1975 to 1991, developing new characters such as Wolverine and Storm, and taking themes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Booy, Miles.
Marvel's mutants.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2018
(OCoLC)994000402
Named Person: Chris Claremont; Chris Claremont
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miles Booy
ISBN: 9781838608811 1838608818
OCLC Number: 1091583123
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 211 pages)
Contents: Intro; Contents; Acknowledgements and Housekeeping; Introduction; I. Claremont's Characters; II. History and Futures Past; III. Bringing It All Back Home; IV. Existential X-Men: The New Mutants; V. The Harder They Come…; Appendix: Sales Figures of Uncanny X-Men During the Claremont Era; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Miles Booy.

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In 1975, Marvel Comics revived the X-Men, a failed title which hadn't used new material for half a decade. It was a marginal project in an industry then in crisis. Five years later, it was the bestseller in a revived comics market. Unusually in the comics world, one man, Chris Claremont wrote the comic over seventeen years, from 1975 to 1991, developing new characters such as Wolverine and Storm, and taking themes from Freudian psychology, Christian temptation narratives, Existentialist philosophy and the language of sub-cultural identity. Marvel's Mutants is the first book to be devoted to the aesthetics of these comics that laid the foundation for the worldwide X-Men franchise we know today. Miles Booy explores Claremont's recurrent themes, the evolution of his reputation as an auteur within a collaborative medium, the superhero genre and the input of the artists with whom Claremont worked. Also covered are the successful spin-off projects, which Claremont wrote: solo Wolverine mini-series and whole new teams of mutant superheroes.

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