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...
|Main Author:||Di Paolo, Marc.|
Jefferson, N.C. :
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,
xi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
- 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.