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The Resource War, politics and superheroes : ethics and propaganda in comics and film, Marc Di Paolo

War, politics and superheroes : ethics and propaganda in comics and film, Marc Di Paolo

Label
War, politics and superheroes : ethics and propaganda in comics and film
Title
War, politics and superheroes
Title remainder
ethics and propaganda in comics and film
Statement of responsibility
Marc Di Paolo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Invisible Woman and the X-Men, and topics covered include American wars, conflicts, and public policy"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Di Paolo, Marc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6714
LC item number
.D53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Superheroes
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Superhero films
  • Motion pictures in propaganda
  • Motion pictures
  • Superheroes
  • Comic
  • Film
  • Politik
  • Superheld
  • USA
Label
War, politics and superheroes : ethics and propaganda in comics and film, Marc Di Paolo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-315) and index
Contents
Introduction : are superheroes Republicans? on The avengers, Star trek, and Watchmen -- Batman as terrorist, technocrat and feudal lord -- Wonder Woman as World War II veteran, feminist icon, and sex symbol -- Spider-Man as Benedict Arnold, objectivist, and class warrior -- The punisher as murderous immigration officer and Vietnam War veteran -- Superman vs. Ronald Reagan and the Ku Klux Klan -- The special relationship : Britain and America in James Bond, Doctor Who, and Hellblazer -- Tortured consciences: Jack Bauer, The Invisible Woman, and George W. Bush's America -- Gay rights, civil rights, and Nazism in the X-Men universe -- In brightest day, in darkest knight : President Obama vs. The zombie apocalypse
Control code
689522306
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 330 p.
Isbn
9780786447183
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011004691
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)689522306
Label
War, politics and superheroes : ethics and propaganda in comics and film, Marc Di Paolo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-315) and index
Contents
Introduction : are superheroes Republicans? on The avengers, Star trek, and Watchmen -- Batman as terrorist, technocrat and feudal lord -- Wonder Woman as World War II veteran, feminist icon, and sex symbol -- Spider-Man as Benedict Arnold, objectivist, and class warrior -- The punisher as murderous immigration officer and Vietnam War veteran -- Superman vs. Ronald Reagan and the Ku Klux Klan -- The special relationship : Britain and America in James Bond, Doctor Who, and Hellblazer -- Tortured consciences: Jack Bauer, The Invisible Woman, and George W. Bush's America -- Gay rights, civil rights, and Nazism in the X-Men universe -- In brightest day, in darkest knight : President Obama vs. The zombie apocalypse
Control code
689522306
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 330 p.
Isbn
9780786447183
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011004691
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)689522306

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