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Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero: Critical Essays

Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero: Critical Essays


For more than 60 years, Captain America was one of Marvel Comics' flagship characters, representing truth, strength, liberty, and justice. The assassination of his alter ego, Steve Rogers, rocked the comic world, leaving numerous questions about his life and death. This book discusses topics including the representation of Nazi Germany in Captain America Comics from the 1940s to the 1960s; the creation...   [click here for more]
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Fascist Lizards from Outer Space

Fascist Lizards from Outer Space


The Politics, Literary Influences and Cultural History of Kenneth Johnson's V When Kenneth Johnson's science fiction miniseries V premiered in 1983, it netted more than 40 percent of the television viewing audience and went on to spawn a sequel, a weekly series, novelizations, comic books and a remake. Yet the 2009 V reboot was cancelled in its second season, despite a robust premiere....   [click here for more]
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Internet Comedy Television Series, 1997-2015

Internet Comedy Television Series, 1997-2015


Created around the world and available only on the web, Internet "television" series are independently produced, mostly low budget shows that often feature talented but unknown performers. Typically financed through crowd-funding, they are filmed with borrowed equipment and volunteer casts and crews, and viewers find them through word of mouth or by chance. The fourth in a series covering...   [click here for more]
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Marvel Comics into Film: Essays on Adaptations Since the 1940s

Marvel Comics into Film: Essays on Adaptations Since the 1940s


Marvel Studios’ approach to its Cinematic Universe—beginning with the release of Iron Man (2008)—has become the template for successful management of blockbuster film properties. Yet films featuring Marvel characters can be traced back to the 1940s, when the Captain America serial first appeared on the screen. This collection of new essays is the first to explore the historical,...   [click here for more]
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Marvel Comics' Civil War and the Age of Terror

Marvel Comics' Civil War and the Age of Terror


Critical Essays on the Comic Saga Marvel Comics has an established tradition of addressing relevant real-life issues facing the American public. With the publication of Civil War (2006-2007), a seven-issue crossover storyline spanning the Marvel universe, they focused on contemporary anxieties such as terrorism and threats to privacy and other civil liberties. This collection of new essays explores...   [click here for more]
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Michael Moorcock: Fiction, Fantasy and the World's Pain

Michael Moorcock: Fiction, Fantasy and the World's Pain


Prolific, popular and critically acclaimed, Michael Moorcock is the most important British fantasy author of his generation. His Elric of Melnibone is an iconic figure for millions of fans but Moorcock has also been a pioneer in science fiction and historical fiction. He was hailed as the central figure of the "New Wave" in science fiction, and has won numerous awards for his fantasy and...   [click here for more]
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The Great Monster Magazines

The Great Monster Magazines


A Critical Study of the Black and White Publications of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s This is a critical overview of monster magazines from the 1950s through the 1970s. "Monster magazine" is a blanket term to describe both magazines that focus primarily on popular horror movies and magazines that contain stories featuring monsters, both of which are illustrated in comic book...   [click here for more]
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The Mythology of the Superhero

The Mythology of the Superhero


Superheroes have been an integral part of popular society for decades and have given rise to a collective mythology familiar in popular culture worldwide. Though scholars and fans have recognized and commented on this mythology, its structure has gone largely unexplored. This book provides a model and lexicon for identifying the superhero mythos. The author examines the myth in several narratives--including...   [click here for more]
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