"Of the series of academic books that I have seen addressing comic books, and the superhero genre in particular, Fingeroth's work is one of the best."- Brett Chandler Patterson, "Science Fiction Research Association- SFRA Review, "Jan/Feb/March 2007, #279--Sanford LakoffReseña del editor:
Why are so many of the superhero myths tied up with loss, often violent, of parents or parental figures? What is the significance of the dual identity? What makes some superhuman figures "good" and others "evil"? Why are so many of the prime superheroes white and male? How has the superhero evolved over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries? And how might the myths be changing? Why is it that the key superhero archetypes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the X-Men - touch primal needs and experiences in everyone? Why has the superhero moved beyond the pages of comics into other media? All these topics, and more, are covered in this lively and original exploration of the reasons why the superhero - in comic books, films, and TV - is such a potent myth for our times and culture.>
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Descripción Bloomsbury Academic, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 1. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0826415407
Descripción Bloomsbury Academic, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110826415407
Descripción Bloomsbury Academic, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0826415407