The Superhero Reader

The Superhero Reader

by Charles Hatfield
     
 

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A full exploration of the history, politics, and aesthetics of the superhero genreSee more details below

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A full exploration of the history, politics, and aesthetics of the superhero genre

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"The introduction provides a superb analysis (and diagnosis) of the current state of the field, while the anthology itself gathers some of the most influential and intelligent critical writing on superhero comics into one place. The Superhero Reader is an essential volume for any comics scholar."

—Ben Saunders, author of Do the Gods Wear Capes? Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617038020
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
07/15/2013
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Hatfield is an associate professor of English at California State University, Northridge, and is the author of Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature and Hand of Fire: The Comic Art of Jack Kirby, both published by University Press of Mississippi.

Jeet Heer, a former columnist for the National Post (Canada), has been published in Slate, the Boston Globe, the Guardian, the Comics Journal, and many other venues. He is also the coeditor (with Kent Worcester) of Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium and A Comics Studies Reader, both published by University Press of Mississippi.

Kent Worcester teaches political theory at Marymount Manhattan College and is the author of C. L. R. James: A Political Biography and coeditor (with Jeet Heer) of Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium and A Comics Studies Reader, both published by University Press of Mississippi.

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