Ricker, Aaron: "The Third Side of the Coin. Constructing Superhero Comics Culture as Religious Myth." In: Arc 43 (2015), S. 91–105.
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Keywords: Myth, Religion, Superhero
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The most common ways of reading superhero comics culture as a religious/mythopoeic expression are, to date, unfortunately little more than self-serving and self-fulfilling prophecies, which thereby turn out in the end to be critically self-limiting. Supports this contention by offering a three-step progression. First considers the “up” side of the coin: promoting superhero comics culture as a modern religious/mythopoeic expression; then the “down” side of the coin: interrogating superhero comics culture as a modern religious/mythopoeic expression; lastly, the third side of the coin: constructing superhero comics culture as a modern religious/mythopoeic expression.
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