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Leonard, Yvonne: "Superman Saves the U.S.A. A Myth Against the Crisis." In: Amerika. Traum und Depression 1920/40. Hrsg. v. Eckhart Gillen und Yvonne Leonard. Berlin: Neue Ges. für Bildende Kunst, 1980, S. 407–418. 
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Resource type: Book Article
Languages: English
BibTeX citation key: Leonard1980
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Superman", Superhero, USA
Creators: Gillen, Leonard
Publisher: Neue Ges. für Bildende Kunst (Berlin)
Collection: Amerika. Traum und Depression 1920/40
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Analyses the development of the cartoon character Superman, arguing that he signalled a break with the cartoons of the 1930s which represented the regression of history into stories, portrayed the hero of the industrial period, or travelled with Tarzan through the jungle of life. The appearance of Superman in 1938 heralded a new mixture of the heroic and extraordinary with the ordinary.
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