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Marvel's Mutants : The X-men Comics of Chris Claremont - by Miles Booy (Paperback)

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In 1975, Marvel Comics revived the X-Men, a failed title which hadn't used new material for half a decade. It was a marginal project in an industry then in crisis. Five years later, it was the bestseller in a revived comics market. Chris Claremont wrote the comic from 1975 to 1991, developing new characters such as Wolverine and Storm, and taking themes from Freudian psychology, Christian temptation narratives, Existentialist philosophy, and the language of sub-cultural identity.

Marvel's Mutants is the first book devoted to the aesthetics of these comics that laid the foundation for the worldwide X-Men franchise we know today. Miles Booy discusses Claremont's recurrent themes, the evolution of his reputation as an auteur within a collaborative medium, the superhero genre, and the input of the artists with whom Claremont worked. Also covered are the successful spin-off projects, which Claremont wrote: solo Wolverine mini-series and whole new teams of mutant superheroes.
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Literary Criticism, Art, Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd
Author: Miles Booy
Language: English
Street Date: June 28, 2018
TCIN: 53614679
UPC: 9781788311526
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-3356
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