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Television and New Media Audiences

Ellen Seiter

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198711421
eISBN:
9780191694905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198711421.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Why is talk about television forbidden at certain schools? Why does a mother feel guilty about watching Star Trek in front of her four-year-old child? Why would retired men turn to daytime soap ... 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


Emma Frost, the White Queen: Superpowers as the Performance of Gender

Richard Reynolds

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/9781496828934.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Initially a ruthless and hypersexualized operative for the Hellfire Club, Emma Frost has transformed into a core member and leader of the X-Men. Frost engages with the world on her own terms, ... More


Excerpts from “The Functions of Dramatis Personae”1

Vladimir Propp

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/9781496826466.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Magneto, the Master of Metal, perhaps the most compelling villain in comics, asks a great deal of us as readers: how do we proceed when the means justify the end? Is Magneto morally justified when he ... More


Mutant Marvels

in The Serpent's Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226453804
eISBN:
9780226453828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226453828.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter turns to popular and material culture, and in particular to the modern American mythologies of the comic book. Taking up Stan Lee's tale of “The X-Men,” of Professor X(avier) and his ... 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


Grant Morrison: Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics

Marc Singer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031366
eISBN:
9781617031373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031366.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

One of the most eclectic and distinctive writers currently working in comics, Grant Morrison (b. 1960) brings the auteurist sensibility of alternative comics and graphic novels to the popular ... More


“Where No X-Man Has Gone Before!”: Mutant Superheroes and the Cultural Politics of the Comic Book Space Opera

Ramzi Fawaz

in New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479814336
eISBN:
9781479840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814336.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the rise of the science fiction space opera as the dominant storytelling genre of 1970s superhero comics books. It appeared in two forms: The Messianic Melodrama told tales of ... 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


From Ownership to Partnership: The Institutionalization of Franchise Relations

Derek Johnson

in Media Franchising: Creative License and Collaboration in the Culture Industries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743478
eISBN:
9780814743492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743478.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues that media franchising is not just an imperfect vehicle for implementing synergy, but also a set of industrial production relations that emerged outside of its ideals. The ... More


Kirby, Stan Lee, and the Creation of Marvel Comics

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines Jack Kirby’s creative input at Marvel Comics, focusing on the nature and extent of his contribution to its vaunted rebirth in the 1960s. It explains how Kirby came to be at ... More


Representations of Indigenous Australians in Marvel Comics

Dennin Ellis (ed.)

in Graphic Indigeneity: Comics in the Americas and Australasia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828019
eISBN:
9781496828002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828019.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Dennin Ellis focuses on the distillation and reconstruction of Aboriginal characters in the Outback Era of the Uncanny X-Men series. By focusing his scholarly lens on characters like Gateway, ... More


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