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Title The amazing transforming superhero! : essays on the revision of characters in comic books, film and television / edited by Terrence R. Wandtke
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2007]


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Description x, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Retconning America / Jason Dittmer -- Super-girls and mild mannered men / Gerard F. Beritela -- From Jimmy Durante to Michael Chiklis / Jeff McClelland -- Frank Miller strikes again and Batman becomes a postmodern anti-hero / Terrence R. Wandtke -- The "transcreation" of a mediated myth / Dan O'Rourke and Pravin A. Rodrigues -- Warren Ellis is the future of superhero comics / Brendan Riley -- Wonder Woman as World War II veteran, camp feminist icon, and male sex fantasy / Marc Edward DiPaolo -- Smallville as a rhetorical means of moral value education / Robert M. McManus and Grace R. Waitman -- "Le western noir" / Lorrie Palmer -- The Nietzschean influence on The incredibles and the sidekick revolt / Audrey Anton -- Afterword: Conclusion to the never-ending story(s) / Terrence R. Wendtke
Summary "This collection analyzes the many ways in which comic book and film superheroes have been revised or re-written in response to changes in real-world politics, social mores, and popular culture. Also included are several illustrations and promotional photographs, along with separate footnotes and bibliographies for each essay"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
Heroes in literature.
Heroes in motion pictures.
Heroes on television.
Author Wandtke, Terrence R.
LC no. 2007015953
ISBN 9780786431892 softcover alkaline paper
078643189X softcover alkaline paper