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Superheroes! : capes and crusaders in comics and films

Author: Roz Kaveney
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Argues that this is a mistake, that, at their best, superhero comics are a form in which some writers and artists are doing fascinating work, not in spite of their chosen form, but because of it.

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Genre/Form: Superhero films
Superhero television programs
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kaveney, Roz.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roz Kaveney
ISBN: 1845115694 9781845115692
OCLC Number: 170039469
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 278 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Freedom of Power --
Some First Thoughts on Superhero Comics --
2. Heroism of Jessica Jones --
Brian Bendis' Alias as Thick Text --
3. Watching the Watchmen --
Sharing a World with Superheroes --
4. Dark Knights, Team-Mates and Mutants --
Sustaining the Superhero Narrative --
5. Some Kind of Epic Grandeur --
Events and Reboots in the Superhero Universe --
6. Gifted and Dangerous --
Joss Whedon's Superhero Obsession --
7. Superherovision --
From Comic to Blockbuster.
Responsibility: Roz Kaveney.


Discusses the slow accretion of comics universes from the thirties onwards, the debate within the conventions of the superhero comic about whether superheroes are a good thing and the discussion  Read more...


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"Roz Kaveney writes about the superhero myths with intelligence and love, from the inside, without the lofty alienation that says these texts are interesting but too dumb to know it. This book should Read more...

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