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Superheroes On World Screens

Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

There are now superheroes from every corner of the world, and they are becoming increasingly important within local and global cultures alike. This collection brings together a wide range of film, ... More


Introduction

Rayna Denison, Rachel Mizsei-Ward, and Derek Johnston

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This introduction argues that superheroes are now a global phenomenon. While connections between the USA and superheroes persist in discussions of the superhero in contemporary culture, many local ... More


Thor, God of Borders: Transnationalism and Celestial Connections in the Superhero Film

Vincent M. Gaine

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The chapter discusses Thor (2011) as an example of transnational filmmaking. This discussion includes analysis of Thor as a product of globalization, a product that combines multiple nationalities to ... More


American Superheroes in Japanese Hands: Superhero Genre Hybridity as Superhero Systems Collide in Supaidāman

Rayna Denison

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

American superheroes have a long transnational history, remade and remediated by filmmakers and television producers around all over the world. This chapter examines the localization process ... More


“Tu Mera Superman”: Globalization, Cultural Exchange, and the Indian Superhero

Iain Robert Smith

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

While the recent blockbuster Krrish (2006) was initially promoted as “India’s First Super Hero,” the film is actually part of a long history of attempts to engage with the superhero genre in Indian ... More


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