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The Resource Frank Miller's Daredevil and the ends of heroism, Paul Young

Frank Miller's Daredevil and the ends of heroism, Paul Young

Label
Frank Miller's Daredevil and the ends of heroism
Title
Frank Miller's Daredevil and the ends of heroism
Statement of responsibility
Paul Young
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the late 1970s and early 1980s, writer-artist Frank Miller turned Daredevil from a tepid-selling comic into an industry-wide success story, doubling its sales within three years. Lawyer by day and costumed vigilante by night, the character of Daredevil was the perfect vehicle for the explorations of heroic ideals and violence that would come to define Miller's work. Frank Miller's Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism is both a rigorous study of Miller's artistic influences and innovations and a reflection on how his visionary work on Daredevil impacted generations of comics publishers, creators, and fans. Paul Young explores the accomplishments of Miller the writer, who fused hardboiled crime stories with superhero comics, while reimagining Kingpin (a classic Spider-Man nemesis), recuperating the half-baked villain Bullseye, and inventing a completely new kind of Daredevil villain in Elektra. Yet, he also offers a vivid appreciation of the indelible panels drawn by Miller the artist, taking a fresh look at his distinctive page layouts and lines. A childhood fan of Miller's Daredevil, Young takes readers on a personal journey as he seeks to reconcile his love for the comic with his distaste for the fascistic overtones of Miller's controversial later work. What he finds will resonate not only with Daredevil fans, but with anyone who has contemplated what it means to be a hero in a heartless world"--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Paul
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6727.M55
LC item number
Z96 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Comics culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miller, Frank
  • Daredevil
  • Miller, Frank
  • Daredevil
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Popular culture
  • American literature
  • Myth in literature
  • American literature
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Myth in literature
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • Comic
  • Pop-Kultur
  • USA
Label
Frank Miller's Daredevil and the ends of heroism, Paul Young
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Dealing with the devil -- Our story so far -- Into the snake pit -- The unholy three -- Comics for comics' sake -- Interlude: Daredevil versus the Catechism -- Conclusion: Exposé
Control code
921310648
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780813563817
Lccn
2015032501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)921310648
Label
Frank Miller's Daredevil and the ends of heroism, Paul Young
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Dealing with the devil -- Our story so far -- Into the snake pit -- The unholy three -- Comics for comics' sake -- Interlude: Daredevil versus the Catechism -- Conclusion: Exposé
Control code
921310648
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780813563817
Lccn
2015032501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)921310648

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