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Borderline Cases: Gender, Race, and the “Disabled” Superhero

Alaniz José

in Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461176
eISBN:
9781626740655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461176.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter describes the “borderline” case, in which the deformity or disability presents as the superpower itself. Stan Lee/Jack Kirby's The Thing of the Marvel super-team the Fantastic Four, ... More


Little Things Mean a Lot: The Everyday Material of Palestine

Ann D’Orazio

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Using Bill Brown’s “thing theory” and Jane Bennett’s materialist theory, Ann D’Orazio analyzes how objects such as tea, tomatoes, trees, and the hijab function as nonhuman agents in Sacco’s ... More


Of Slaves and Other Swamp Things: Black Southern History as Comic Book Horror

Qiana J. Whitted

in Comics and the U.S. South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030185
eISBN:
9781621032212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030185.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

DC Comics’ Swamp Thing series (1984–1987) underwent two major innovations courtesy of British comic book writer Alan Moore. First, Moore reconceptualized the character’s physiological structure as ... More


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