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Klock, Geoff: How to Read Superhero Comics and Why. London, New York: Continuum, 2002. (204 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0826414192
BibTeX citation key: Klock2002
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Categories: General
Keywords: Bloom. Harold, Intertextuality, Metaisierung, Superhero
Creators: Klock
Publisher: Continuum (London, New York)
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Geoff Klock presents a literary and psychoanalytic study of superhero comic books.

Table of Contents

Introduction (1)

0. Melancholy and the Infinite Earths – Crisis on Infinite Earths, Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, and JLA: Earth-2 (19)
1. The Bat and the Watchmen: Introducing the Revisionary Superhero Narrative – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, Batman: The Killing Joke, and Watchmen (25)
2. “It is with considerable difficulty …” The Revisionary Superhero Narrative, Phase Two – Marvels, Astro City, and Kingdom Come (77)
3. America’s Best Comics: Tracing the (Re)visionary Company – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Tom Strong, Promethea, Top Ten, and Tomorrow (98)
4. Pumping Up the Volume: The Revisionary Superhero Narrative Approaches the New Age – Grant Morrison’s Justice League of America, and Warren Ellis’s Stormwatch, The Authority, and the WildC.A.T.s/Aliens crossover (122)
5. The Superhero as Critic: The Birth of the Modern Age – Planetary, Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s Authority, and Joe Casey and Sean Phillips’s Wildcats (153)

Epilogue: Pop Comics, Harold Bloom at Harvard, and the Oedipal Fallacy – Marvel Boy, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s New X-Men, and Peter Milligan and Mike Allred’s X-Force (172)

A Frequently Asked Question: Unbreakable (178)

Bibliography (183)
Index (199)

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