Johnson, Greg and Gregory Hood, eds. Dark Right: Batman viewed from the right. San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2018.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781940933504
BibTeX citation key: Johnson2018
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Keywords: "Batman", Collection of essays, Politics, Superhero, USA
Creators: Hood, Johnson
Publisher: Counter-Currents (San Francisco)
Why is Batman a staple of Right-wing discussions and memes? The entire superhero genre is inherently anti-liberal, for even though superheroes generally fight for liberal humanist values, they do so outside the law. They are vigilantes, and vigilantism only becomes necessary when the liberal system breaks down.
But the character of Batman, particularly after being rebooted in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and developed in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, is not just anti-liberal, but decidedly Right-wing. The essays in Dark Right show us why, focusing on Traditionalist, masculinist, and New Right themes in Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, but also exploring other films, comics, and graphic novels.
Dark Right includes essays by the leading cultural critics of the New Right.
Table of Contents
Gregory Hood & Greg Johnson: Editors’ Introduction (1)
The Dark Knight Trilogy
Batman vs. Superman
Comics & Graphic Novels
Tim Burton’s Batman Movies
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