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The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker is one of the most recognizable sequential art characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on ... More


Days of Future Past: Queer Identities and the X-Men

Drew Murphy

in Toxic Masculinity: Mapping the Monstrous in Our Heroes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828934
eISBN:
9781496828989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828934.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the recurring themes in the Days of Future Past comic series published in 1981 and the 2015 movie, drawing comparisons to the very current and real journeys that LGBTQIA+ people ... More


Sorting Out Villainy: A Typology of Villains and Their Effects on Superheroes1

Robin S. Rosenberg

in The Supervillain Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826466
eISBN:
9781496826510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Throughout its history, the cinematic medium has shown great potential as an instrument of dehumanization and demonization. In this chapter, enemy image construction is investigated as both a ... More


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