Superhero Comics, Paperback Book


A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Superhero Comics helps readers explore the most successful and familiar of comic book genres. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book reveals: *The history of superhero comics-from mythic influences to 21st century evolutions*Cultural contexts-from the formative politics of colonialism, eugenics, KKK vigilantism, and WWII fascism to the Cold War's transformative threat of mutually assured destruction to the on-going revolutions in African American and sexual representation*Key texts-from the earliest pre-Comics-Code Superman and Batman to the latest post-Code Ms. Marvel and Black Panther*Approaches to visual analysis-from layout norms to narrative structure to styles of abstraction


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 376 pages, 36 bw illus
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Comic book & cartoon art
  • ISBN: 9781474226349



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