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Mergers and Marvels (1962–1980)

Chris Murray

in The British Superhero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter focuses on the reinvention of the Marvel superhero and the mergers among some of the major comics publishers in Britain during the period 1962–1980. The challenge of reinventing the ... More


From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe

Peter Y. Paik

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650781
eISBN:
9781452946078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650781.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Revolutionary narratives in recent science fiction graphic novels and films compel audiences to reflect on the politics and societal ills of the day. Through character and story, science fiction ... More


The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts

Paul Williams and James Lyons (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737929
eISBN:
9781604737936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737929.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Starting in the mid-1980s, a talented set of comics artists changed the comic-book industry in the United States forever by introducing adult sensibilities and aesthetic considerations into popular ... More


Utopia Achieved: The Case of Watchmen

Peter Y. Paik

in From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650781
eISBN:
9781452946078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650781.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter studies the graphic novel, Watchmen, written by Alan Moore and drawn by Dave Gibbons, which utilizes metafictional devices to reflect on the genre of superhero fantasy. It investigates ... More


The Revisionary Superhero Narrative

Geoff Klock

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter presents an excerpt from Geoff Klock’s How to Read Superhero Comics and Why (2002). It suggests that the 1980s’so-called revisionary superhero movement—in particular its taproots texts ... More


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