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Darowski, Joseph J., ed. The Ages of the Incredible Hulk: Essays on the green goliath in changing times. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2016. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-7864-9733-1
BibTeX citation key: Darowski2016
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Keywords: "Hulk", Collection of essays, Superhero, USA
Creators: Darowski
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
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The Incredible Hulk is one of the earliest Marvel Comics superheroes. Through the decades, the character and his narrative elements—the causes of Bruce Banner’s transformations, the Hulk’s strength, intelligence and skin color, the stories’ tone, theme and sources of conflict—have been continually reinvented to remain relevant.
This collection of new essays explores Marvel’s more than five decades of Hulk comics. The contributors analyze the Hulk and his supporting cast in their shifting historical contexts, offering insights into both our popular entertainment and our cultural history. Topics include the Cold War’s influence on early Incredible Hulk issues, a feminist reading of She-Hulk and writer Peter David’s focus on the AIDS crisis.

Table of Contents

Preface (1)

John Darowski and Joseph J. Darowski: Smashing Cold War Consensus Culture: Hulk’s Journey from Monster to Hero (7)
Justin Lerberg: Becoming Nature’s “Monster”: How the Gamma Bomb Reterritorializes the Human World (24)
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns and Cesar Alfonso Marino: A Globe-Trotting Atomic Weapon: Illustrating the Cold War Arms Race (35)
Lori Maguire: The American Military in The Incredible Hulk During the Vietnam War (49)
José Alaniz: “The Monster’s Analyst” and the “Binomial Self” (62)
Jennifer A. Swartz-Levine: She-Hulk Crash! The Evolution of Jen Walters, or How Marvel Comics Learned to Stop Worrying About Feminism and Love the Gamma Bomb (78)
Peter W. Lee: Jennifer Walters and the Savaging of American “Malaise” (93)
Matthew Alan Cicci: A Made Man: Joe Fixit, the ’80s and Consumption as Resistance (111)
Jason Sacks: The Pantheon Era: Personal and Political Morality in Peter David’s Hulk (124)
Roy T Cook: Metafictional Powers in the Postmodern Age: Jennifer Walters, Canon and the Nature of Superpowers (136)
Michael Smith: Bruce Banner on the Couch: Dubious Psychologizing in the 1980s and 1990s (156)
Cathy Leogrande: Live and Let Die: Jim Wilson, the Hulk and AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s (168)
Adam Capitanio: “You, on the other hand …”: Dual Identity and Superhero Storytelling in Dan Slott’s She-Hulk (181)
Brooke Southgate: “I didn’t come here for a whisper”: Monsters, Violence and Heroes in World War Hulk and Post-9/11 America (193)

About the Contributors (207)
Index (211)

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