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Superhero Comics - (Bloomsbury Comics Studies) by Chris Gavaler (Paperback)

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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

Number of Pages: 357
Genre: Literary Criticism, Social Science
Series Title: Bloomsbury Comics Studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Chris Gavaler
Language: English
Street Date: October 5, 2017
TCIN: 51975237
UPC: 9781474226349
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-1425
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MSRPwas $29.95

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