War, politics and superheroes ethics and propaganda in comics and film /

"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...

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Main Author: Di Paolo, Marc.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2011.
Physical Description: xi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
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300 |a xi, 330 pages :  |b illustrations ;  |c 26 cm. 
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-315) and index. 
505 0 |a 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. 
520 |a "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. 
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650 0 |a Comic books, strips, etc.  |x Political aspects. 
650 0 |a Comic books, strips, etc.  |x Moral and ethical aspects. 
650 0 |a Superhero films  |x History and criticism. 
650 0 |a Motion pictures in propaganda. 
650 0 |a Motion pictures  |x Moral and ethical aspects. 
650 0 |a Superheroes  |z United States  |x History  |y 20th century. 
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