Camp, Lisa D. "‘Time to ride the monster train’. Multiplicity, the Midnighter and the threat to hegemonic superhero masculinity." In: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 8.5 (2017), S. 464–479.
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Keywords: "The New 52", Body, Gender, Superhero, USA
Collection: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
This article is concerned with how and why a figure such as DC’s Midnighter might be able both to enact the current discourse of ideal masculinity and humanity in comic books, and to usurp that discourse in order to generate new understandings which grapple with the ever-imminent realities of posthuman cyborg bodies and openly lived LGBTQIA+ experiences in a way that does not merely dismiss them as subhuman. It utilises posthumanism, monster theory, queer theory, feminist criticism, and ‘body’ theory in an analysis of the Midnighter in his New 52 run under DC, in order to take a critical look at the multiplicity of the Midnighter’s identity to identify what makes him into such ‘a rare and violent snowflake’, and to demonstrate humanity’s embedded monstrosity.
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