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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


New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics

Ramzi Fawaz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479814336
eISBN:
9781479840021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814336.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The New Mutants examines how the American superhero became a cultural embodiment of the political aspirations of racial and gendered minorities in the post-WWII period. The book uncovers how the ... More


How to Adapt Comics the Marvel Way

Liam Burke

in The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462036
eISBN:
9781626745193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462036.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Moving beyond the language of comics to wider conventions, Chapter Five considered the approaches adopted by filmmakers to achieve the heightened realism of comics. Among the strategies employed to ... 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


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

José Alaniz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461176
eISBN:
9781626740655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461176.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Thing. Daredevil. Captain Marvel. The Human Fly. Drawing on DC and Marvel comics from the 1950s to the 1990s and marshaling insights from three burgeoning fields of inquiry in the ... More


Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Charles Hatfield

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Jack Kirby (1917–1994) is one of the most influential and popular artists in comics history. With Stan Lee, he created the Fantastic Four and defined the drawing and narrative style of Marvel Comics ... More


Introduction: “Unmasked at Last!”: Death, Disability, and the Super-Body

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/9781628461176.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter provides a brief history of the superhero genre. Since its inauguration in 1938's Action Comics #1, the superhero genre has served as a disability and death-denying representational ... More


“What can We Ever have to Fear from a Blind Man?!!”: Disability, Daredevil, and Passing

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/9781628461176.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines Daredevil, the first Marvel Silver Age series created by writer Stan Lee, and artists Jack Kirby and Bill Everett in 1964. Daredevil tells the story of Matt Murdock who was ... More


Dismodernism and “The World's Strangest Heroes”

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/9781628461176.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter studies DC's Doom Patrol and Marvel's X-Men, both consisting societal outcasts led by a strong patriarchal figure in a wheelchair, who all live together in alternate communities hidden ... More


From Renaissance to the Dark Age

Aldo J. Regalado

in Bending Steel: Modernity and the American Superhero

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462210
eISBN:
9781626746183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462210.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses how the superhero paradigm introduced by Marvel Comics in the 1960s evolved over the course of the twentieth century, ushering what many theorists refer to as a postmodern ... More


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