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The superhero reader

Author: Charles Hatfield; Jeet Heer; Kent Worcester
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite their commercial appeal and cross-media reach, superheroes are only recently starting to attract sustained scholarly attention. This groundbreaking collection brings together essays and book excerpts by major writers on comics and popular culture. While superhero comics are a distinct and sometimes disdained branch of comics creation, they are integral to the development of the North American comic book and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Superhero reader.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2013]
(DLC) 2013004069
(OCoLC)815383697
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Hatfield; Jeet Heer; Kent Worcester
ISBN: 9781621039549 1621039544 9781617038037 1617038032
OCLC Number: 826530845
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 319 pages)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: I. HISTORICAL CONSIDERATIONS --
Comics Predecessors / Peter Coogan --
Men Of Tomorrow / Gerard Jones --
Gladiator / Philip Wylie --
Great Comic Book Heroes / Jules Feiffer --
Comics and the Super State / Walter Ong --
Superman Conceit / Fredric Wertham --
Great Women Superheroes / Trina Robbins --
Fandom and Authorship / Will Brooker --
II. THEORY AND GENRE.
Responsibility: edited by Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Kent Worcester.

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Despite their commercial appeal and cross-media reach, superheroes are only recently starting to attract sustained scholarly attention. This groundbreaking collection brings together essays and book  Read more...

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