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Rictus Grins and Glasgow Smiles: The Joker as Satirical Discourse

Johan Nilsson

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Nilsson brings into conversation Tim Burton’s 1989 film Batman, Frank Miller’s (1996) highly influential graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns, and the film The Dark Knight (2008) to suggest a ... More


“There, That Looks Much Better”: The Joker, Sin City, The Spirit, and the Dialogical Process of Remediation

Drew Morton

in Panel to the Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496809780
eISBN:
9781496809827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809780.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the dialogical aspects of stylistic remediation by focusing on Batman's arch-nemesis the Joker and Frank Miller's Sin City, and The Spirit. It first considers how the graphical ... More


“It’s Just Us Here”: Daredevil and the Trauma of Big Power

Kevin Michael Scott

in Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816641
eISBN:
9781496816689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816641.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This essay examines Daredevil’s positioning in the Marvel Universe as belonging to the super-powered 1 percent but simultaneously representing both the non-super-powered and the economically ... 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


“Dirty” Harry Callahan in American Popular Culture

Joe Street

in Dirty Harry's America: "Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061672
eISBN:
9780813051192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061672.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter six moves beyond politics to focus on other manifestations of Dirty Harry Callahan in American popular culture, thus revealing the extent to which Callahan’s influence continues to be felt ... More


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