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Super heroes : a modern mythology

Author: Richard Reynolds
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 1994.
Series: Studies in popular culture (Jackson, Miss.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The popular figure known as the superhero has exerted such a strong and mushrooming influence upon society, morality, and politics that a mythology now pervades modern culture. This phenomenon, begun in the 1930s, has its roots in comic books. In recent times the extremely successful movies Superman and Batman have accented the prominence of this cultural symbol and have made these two individual comic book
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reynolds, Richard.
Super heroes.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 1994
(OCoLC)607892100
Online version:
Reynolds, Richard.
Super heroes.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 1994
(OCoLC)622886239
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Reynolds
ISBN: 0878056939 9780878056934 0878056947 9780878056941
OCLC Number: 29596432
Notes: Originally published: London : B.T. Batsford, ©1992. (Batsford cultural studies).
Description: 134 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Masked heroes --
2. Costumed continuity --
3. Deciphering the myths. Explicitly mythological : Thor. 'Atonement with the father' : Superman. 'Angry all your life' : Batman. 'Living in the new Middle Ages' --
4. Three key texts. X-Men. The Dark Knight returns. Watchmen --
Epilogue --
Further reading.
Series Title: Studies in popular culture (Jackson, Miss.)
Responsibility: Richard Reynolds.

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The superhero has been the staple of the modern comic book since the late 1930s. Super Heroes: A Modern Mythology explores the origins of the superhero by documenting how heroes emerged from the  Read more...

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