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Zack Snyder and the Professional Toxic Fanboy

Anastasia Salter and Mel Stanfill

in A Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy: The Construction of Authorship in Transmedia Franchises

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830463
eISBN:
9781496830517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830463.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 6 interrogates Snyder’s aspirations to auteur status, arguing that they are in tension with his one-note style that always goes darker, grittier, and more violent, no matter what. Snyder’s ... More


Sovereignty at the limit

Neal Curtis

in Sovereignty and Superheroes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter returns to the problem with which chapter 1 opened namely the nothingness that accompanies the sovereign’s authority. While Schmitt tried to fill this nothingness up with divine ... More


The Nixon Prezidency and the Politically Cynical Comic Book

Christina M. Knopf

in Politics in the Gutters: American Politicians and Elections in Comic Book Media

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496834225
eISBN:
9781496834270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496834225.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Chapter Four looks at political cynicism, spurred by the war in Vietnam under President Lyndon Johnson and the Watergate scandal of President Richard Nixon, in conjunction with the Voting Rights Act ... 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


“He Cared More about the Appeasement of Fanboys …”: Spatiotemporal Remediation in 300 (2006) and Watchmen (2009) and Textual Remediation in American Splendor (2003)

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/9781496809780.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines spatiotemporal remediation in 300 (2006) and Watchmen (2009) and textual remediation in American Splendor (2003). More specifically, it explores the comic book panel and the ... 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


“If I Like It, I Hope Somebody Else Likes It, Too”: Mystic Liberalism Confronted in Real and Imagined Worlds

Zack Kruse

in Mysterious Travelers: Steve Ditko and the Search for a New Liberal Identity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496830531
eISBN:
9781496830586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830531.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter begins with a discussion of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s Watchmen as a response not just to the neoliberal political climate of the 1970s and 1980s but specifically to the work and ... More


Watchmen, or The Layering of the Cineworld

Peter Szendy

in Apocalypse-Cinema: 2012 and Other Ends of the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264803
eISBN:
9780823266845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264803.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines apocalypse-cinema as that structural moment of the film when it all, after all, strips [s'effeuille]. It considers this stripping or leafing by looking at Zack Snyder's Watchmen ... 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


Comics as Network

Hannah Miodrag

in Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038044
eISBN:
9781621039556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038044.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Sequentiality figures in many attempts to describe comics as a language. Gaps between sequential panels are supposed to constitute the “grammar” in comics, whereas the creation of larger narratives ... More


The ‘Old’ Police 1780–1840

Chris A. Williams

in Police control systems in Britain, 1775–1975: From parish constable to national computer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719084294
eISBN:
9781781707975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084294.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The ‘old’ police system was dynamic. Parish constables, played a variety of roles, and in densely populated areas could make a good living from fees. They were professional, competent, and ... More


Cognitive Linguistics and Multimodal Poetics: Sequential and Summary Scanning in Graphic Literature

Christian W. Schneider and Michael Pleyer

in Expressive Minds and Artistic Creations: Studies in Cognitive Poetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190457747
eISBN:
9780190457761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190457747.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter applies theoretical constructs from cognitive linguistics to multimodal visual texts, such as comics. In particular, it discusses the concept of cognitive modes of scanning found in ... 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


How to Survive the ’80s

David L. Pike

in Cold War Space and Culture in the 1960s and 1980s: The Bunkered Decades

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192846167
eISBN:
9780191938528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846167.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The original bunker fantasy had hinged around the Cuban Missile Crisis; its reemergence nearly two decades later was triggered by several new circumstances. By 1980, the threat of non-wartime nuclear ... More


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