War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film

War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film

By: Marc DiPaolo (author)Paperback

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Superhero adventure comics have a long history of commenting upon American public opinion and government policy, and surge in the popularity of comics since the events of September 11, 2001, ensures their continued relevance. This critical text examines the seventy-year history of comic book superheroes on film and in comic books and their reflections of the politics of their time. Superheroes addressed include Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Superman, the Invisible Woman and the X-Men, and topics covered include American wars, conflicts, and public policy.

About Author

Marc DiPaolo is an assistant professor of English and Film at Oklahoma City University. He is a frequent contributor to books and journals, the author of a book about screen adaptations of Jane Austen's Emma, and serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Popular Culture.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786447183
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 342
  • ID: 9780786447183
  • ISBN10: 0786447184

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