Superman

Author: Ian Gordon
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813587549
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After debuting in 1938, Superman soon became an American icon. But why has he maintained his iconic status for nearly 80 years? And how can he still be an American icon when the country itself has undergone so much change? Superman: Persistence of an American Icon examines the many iterations of the character in comic books, comic strips, radio series, movie serials, feature films, television shows, animation, toys, and collectibles over the past eight decades. Demonstrating how Superman’s iconic popularity cannot be attributed to any single creator or text, comics expert Ian Gordon embarks on a deeper consideration of cultural mythmaking as a collective and dynamic process. He also outlines the often contentious relationships between the various parties who have contributed to the Superman mythos, including corporate executives, comics writers, artists, nostalgic commentators, and collectors. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of Superman’s appearances in comics and other media, Gordon also digs into comics archives to reveal the prominent role that fans have played in remembering, interpreting, and reimagining Superman’s iconography. Gordon considers how comics, film, and TV producers have taken advantage of fan engagement and nostalgia when selling Superman products. Investigating a character who is equally an icon of American culture, fan culture, and consumer culture, Superman thus offers a provocative analysis of mythmaking in the modern era.

Religion And Popular Culture In America Third Edition

Author: Bruce David Forbes
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520291468
Size: 10,52 MB
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"Since 2000, Religion and Popular Culture in America has been one [of the] standard books used in teaching this area of study. Modestly updated in 2005, it continues to be taught in colleges, universities and theological schools across the continent. The basic four-part structure of Religion and Popular Culture in America remains sound and is a feature that appeals to many who have taught the volume. Section One, Religion in Popular Culture, examines the way traditional religious symbols, narratives, and forms of religious practice appear in popular culture. Section Two, Popular Culture in Religion, considers how religion takes on and is reshaped by styles and values of popular culture. Section Three, Popular Culture as Religion, explores the ways that aspects of popular culture and their reception might be considered to be forms of religion. Section Four, Religion and Popular Culture in Dialogue, introduces religiously based critiques of popular culture and ways that popular culture articulates common critiques of religion. The third edition maintains the structure and basic length of the current edition and retains Forbes' introductory framework and update versions of key essay. But they replace many of the more dated subjects with new material drawing on more contemporary examples. A concluding essay by Mahan organizes key insights from the essays and relates them to the theories of popular culture illuminated in the introduction"--Provided by publisher.

The Greenwood Guide To American Popular Culture

Author: M. Thomas Inge
Editor:
ISBN: 9780313323676
Size: 18,57 MB
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Batman The Golden Age Vol 1

Author: Bill Finger
Editor: DC Comics
ISBN: 1401271960
Size: 19,68 MB
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American popular culture has produced few heroic figures as famous and enduring as that of the Batman. The dark, mysterious hero who debuted in 1939Õs DETECTIVE COMICS #27 as the lone ÒBat-manÓ quickly grew into the legend of the Caped Crusader. After his landmark debut and origin story the Dark Knight was given many seminal elements including his partner in crime-fighting Robin, the Boy Wonder, and such adversaries as the Joker, Hugo Strange and Catwoman. BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE VOLUME ONE collects all of the Dark Knight DetectiveÕs first-ever adventures from DETECTIVE COMICS #27-45, BATMAN #1-3 and NEW YORK WORLDÕS FAIR COMICS #2.

The Golden Age Of Comic Books 1937 1945

Author: Richard O'Brien
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ISBN:
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International Journal Of Comic Art

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Size: 19,63 MB
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The Encyclopedia Of British Film

Author: Adjunct Professor at Swinburne Institute of Social Research Brian McFarlane
Editor: Methuen Pub Limited
ISBN:
Size: 20,75 MB
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A comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors, and studios behind a century of British cinema. Published in association with the British Film Institute and illustrated with black and white photos of film stars and filmmakers from the 1920s to the present day.

The Encyclopedia Of British Film

Author: Brian McFarlane
Editor: Methuen Pub Limited
ISBN:
Size: 19,96 MB
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Produced with assistance from the British Film Institute, this is a comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century of great British cinema.

The Comics Journal

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Size: 13,99 MB
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Batman The Golden Age

Author: Various
Editor:
ISBN: 9781401277581
Size: 10,83 MB
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Volume two: "In this second helping of Batman tales from the Golden Age of Comics, the Dark Knight Detective faces the evil of the Joker, the Penguin, Two-Face and more of his greatest foes. This new trade paperback collects DETECTIVE COMICS #46-56, BATMAN #4-7, WORLD'S BEST COMICS #1 and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #2-3"--