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The British Superhero

The British Superhero

Chris Murray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book reveals the largely unknown and rather surprising history of the British superhero. It is often thought that Britain did not have its own superheroes, yet this book demonstrates that there ... More

Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Brian Cremins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808769
eISBN:
9781496808806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808769.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Why was Captain Marvel—a little boy named Billy Batson whose magic word transforms him into the World’s Mightiest Mortal—one of the most popular comic book characters in the United States in the ... More

Medievalist Comics and the American Century

Medievalist Comics and the American Century

Chris Bishop

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808509
eISBN:
9781496808547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808509.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The comic book has become an essential icon of the “American Century,” an era defined by optimism in the face of change and by the recognition of the intrinsic value of democracy and modernization. ... More

Reading Lessons in SeeingMirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

Michael A. Chaney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810250
eISBN:
9781496810298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810250.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book examines graphic novels to illustrate that in form and function they inform readers on how they ought to be read. The book's arguments result in an innovative analysis of the various ... More

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