War, Politics and Superheroes
|Author||: Marc Di Paolo|
|Publisher||: McFarland Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 330|
|Rating||: 4/5 (84 Downloads)|
Download or read book War, Politics and Superheroes written by Marc Di Paolo and published by McFarland Publishing. This book was released on 2011 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Superhero adventure comics have a long history of commenting upon American public opinion and government policy, and the surge in the popularity of comics since the events of September 11, 2001, ensures their continued relevance. This critical text examines the seventy-year history of comic book superheroes on film and in comic books and their reflections of the politics of their time. Superheroes addressed include Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Superman, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, and topics covered include American wars, conflicts, and public policy. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.