Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical Essays on the History and Meaning of Spider-Man

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This volume collects a wide-ranging sample of fresh analyses of Spider-Man. It traverses boundaries of medium, genre, epistemology and discipline in essays both insightful and passionate that move forward the study of one of the world's most beloved characters. The editors have crafted the book for fans, creators and academics alike. Foreword by Tom DeFalco, with poetry and an afterword by Gary Jackson (winner of the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize).

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Overview

This volume collects a wide-ranging sample of fresh analyses of Spider-Man. It traverses boundaries of medium, genre, epistemology and discipline in essays both insightful and passionate that move forward the study of one of the world's most beloved characters. The editors have crafted the book for fans, creators and academics alike. Foreword by Tom DeFalco, with poetry and an afterword by Gary Jackson (winner of the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize).

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
Intriguing...a must...highly recommended
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remarkable
Reference & Research Book News
"this collection examines a wide variety of philosophical, psychological, and cultural perspectives on this enduring comic book icon"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786446278
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Pages: 271
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Moses Peaslee is an assistant professor in the College of Mass Communications at Texas Tech University. He has written for Visual Communication Quarterly, Tourist Studies,and NMEDIAC: Journal of New Media & Culture, and edited volumes related to visual culture. He lives in Lubbock, Texas. Robert G. Weiner is associate humanities librarian at Texas Tech University. His works have been published in the Journal of Popular Culture, Public Library Quarterly, Journal of American Culture, International Journal of Comic Art and Popular Music and Society. He lives in Lubbock, Texas.

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