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Wandtke, Terrence R. (Hg.): The Amazing Transforming Superhero! Essays on the Revision of Characters in Comic Books, Film and Television. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2007. (244 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780786431892
BibTeX citation key: Wandtke2007
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Categories: General
Keywords: Adaption, Aufsatzsammlung, Superheld
Creators: Wandtke
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
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Abstract
This collection analyzes the many ways in which comic book and film superheroes have been revised or re-written in response to changes in real-world politics, social mores, and popular culture. Also included are several illustrations and promotional photographs, along with separate footnotes and bibliographies for each essay.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (vii)
Preface (1)

Introduction: Once Upon a Time Once Again (5)

PART I: SUPERHEROES IN THE GOLDEN AND SILVER AGES
Jason Dittmer: Retconning America: Captain America in the Wake of World War II and the McCarthy Hearings (33)
Gerard F. Beritela: Super-Girls and Mild Mannered Men: Gender Trouble in Metropolis (52)
Jeff McClelland: From Jimmy Durante to Michael Chiklis: The Thing Comes Full Circle (70)

PART II: SUPERHEROES IN THE MODERN AGE
Terence R. Wandtke: Frank Miller Strikes Again and Batman Becomes a Postmodern Anti-Hero: The Tragi(Comic) Reformulation of the Dark Knight (87)
Dan O’Rourke and Pravin A. Rodrigues: The “Transcreation” of a Mediated Myth: Spider-Man in India (112)
Brendan Riley: Warren Ellis Is the Future of Superhero Comics: How to Write Superhero Stories That Aren’t Superhero Stories (129)

PART III: SUPERHEROES IN THE MULTI-MEDIA AGE
Marc Edward DiPaolo: Wonder Woman as World War II Veteran, Camp Feminist Icon, and Male Sex Fantasy (151)
Robert M. McManus and Grace R. Waitman: Smallville as a Rhetorical Means of Moral Value Education (174)
Lorrie Palmer: “Le Western Noir”: The Punisher as Revisionist Superhero Western (192)
Audrey Anton: The Nietzschean Influence in The Incredibles and the Sidekick Revolt (209)

Terence R. Wandtke: Afterword: Conclusion to the Never-Ending Story(s) (231)

About the Contributors (237)
Index (241)


  
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