Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men: Superheroes and the American Experience

Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men: Superheroes and the American Experience

Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men explores the changing depiction of superheroes from the comic books of the 1930s to the cinematic present. In this anthology, scholars from a variety of disciplines—including history, cultural studies, Latin American studies, film studies, and English—examine the superhero's cultural history in North America with attention to particular stories and to the historical contexts in which those narratives appeared. Enduring comic book characters from DC and Marvel Comics including Superman, Iron Man, Batman, Wonder Woman and Avengers are examined, along with lesser-known Canadian, Latino, and African-American superheroes. With a sweep of characters ranging from the Pulp Era to recent cinematic adaptations, and employing a variety of analytical frameworks, this collection offers new insights for scholars, students, and fans of the superhero genre.

Title:Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men: Superheroes and the American Experience
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781443848039
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  • carla

    I first sought out Dr. Chambliss a few years ago because he had done a TEDx talk on African-American superheroes. I found the fact that there was a scholar at my alma mater studying something that was...

  • Joshua

    A delightful collection of essays on superhero comic books that cover comic books from their creation in the 1930s to the changes in representation of gender, race, and post 9/11 politics of the 2000s...

  • Julian Chambliss

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