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Ratto, Casey M. "Not Superhero Accessible: The temporal stickiness of disability in superhero comics." Disability Studies Quarterly 37. 2 2017. Accessed 25 Apr. 2019. <>. 
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Resource type: Web Article
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.18061/dsq.v37i2.5396
BibTeX citation key: Ratto2017
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Hawkeye", "The Killing Joke", "X-Men", Bolland. Brian, Disability, Moore. Alan, Stereotypes, Superhero, United Kingdom, USA
Creators: Ratto
Collection: Disability Studies Quarterly
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For this article, I will be examining the relationship between stickiness and visibility in the construction of disability in The Killing Joke, Hawkeye (2012) and Uncanny X-Men, specifically looking at how the practice of retroactive continuity both erases and cements disability. I argue through the use of retroactive continuity that the stickiness of disability in superhero comic books is dependent on visible signs of disability and those without a visible sign (wheelchair, white cane, etc ) are either “cured” of the disability or it is erased via a retcon.
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