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Evolution of the Costumed Avenger : The 4,000-Year History of the Superhero (Hardcover) (Jess Nevins)

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This history of the protosuperhero is accessible general readers, fans, and students, while also detailed enough for scholars. The author asserts that the book does not seek to explain the themes and meaning of the superhero or chart the superhero genre; rather, the book traces the history of the protosuperhero and how the varieties of that character influenced the development of the superhero or the hero with superhuman powers. Coverage encompasses texts from the Epic of Gilgamesh through Elizabethan urban legends, the robed figures of the KKK, and modern comic books, graphic novels, films, and TV. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Literary Criticism, Comics + Graphic Novels
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Author: Jess Nevins
Language: English
Street Date: January 30, 2017
TCIN: 51560741
UPC: 9781440854835
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-7705
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