Untamed: The Psychology of Marvel's Wolverine

Untamed: The Psychology of Marvel's Wolverine

by Suzana E. Flores


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Wolverine. Logan. Weapon X. By any name, Marvel Comic's savage, brooding antihero is, in his own words, the best at what he does—killing with gratuitous precision. Paradoxically violent yet humane, the beer-swilling, cigar-smoking mutant with retractable claws is universally misjudged in the Marvel Universe yet esteemed by fans worldwide.
The author explores Wolverine's development from bit character to modern legend over more than four decades, with a focus on his enduring appeal as an allegory for resilience through torment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476674421
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Pages: 205
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Suzana E. Flores is a licensed clinical psychologist, TEDx and keynote speaker, and media commentator. She lives in Arizona.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  viii

Foreword by Paul Jenkins  1

Introduction  3

One  Who Is Wolverine?  9

Two  Origin  18

Three  Weapon X  34

Four  What Does Trauma Have to Do with It?  55

Five  When the Claws Come Out  72

Six  The ­X-Men: Oppression and the ­M-Word  93

Seven  The One That Got Away  119

Eight  The Myth Behind the Claws  137

Nine  Wolverine’s Last Stand  156

Epilogue  168

Chapter Notes  173

Bibliography  179

Index  185

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