Heroes of Film, Comics and American Culture

Heroes of Film, Comics and American Culture

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These essays consider the way that heroes and the domestic spaces they defend have been represented in 20th and early 21st century popular forms, especially film, comic books and material culture. The authors work in various academic disciplines such as English, film studies, history and human geography, thus bringing a rich variety of theoretical vantage points to the reader in a single collection. Topics covered include Tales of Suspense, Captain America, gender and popular culture during World War II, Iron Man and the military-industrial complex, Batman, Xena: Warrior Princess, The Ring, Ridley Scott, and many others.The camera cuts to the interior of the Fuller house as he orders his wife to tell the sheriff he is not home. He then ... an interview she had conducted with him on a day when he had addressed 2, 500 adoring female fans at a charity garden party.

Title:Heroes of Film, Comics and American Culture
Author:Lisa M. DeTora
Publisher:McFarland - 2009-05-19


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