Johnson, Jeffrey K. Superheroes in Crisis: Adjusting to social change in the 1960s and 1970s. Comics Studies Monograph. Rochester: RIT, 2014.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-933360-80-5
BibTeX citation key: Johnson2014
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Keywords: "Batman", "Superman", Sociology, Superhero, USA
Publisher: RIT (Rochester)
As the founding fathers of the superhero comic books, Superman and Batman have defined a genre of American mythology from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The author describes how the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight dealt with their midlife crises brought on by the cultural and social changes of the 1960s and 1970s. Johnson describes how the superheroes’ problems and adaptations mirror much of American societal changes during that time.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Comics and Storytelling (ix)
1. The Early Years: Original Heroes (1)