Darowski, Joseph J., ed. The Ages of the Avengers: Essays on the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Changing Times. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2014.
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|Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-7864-7458-5
BibTeX citation key: Darowski2014b
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Keywords: "The Avengers", Collection of essays, Superhero, USA
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
Comic book audience expectations have fluctuated dramatically through the years, and comic book creators have had to adapt to shifting reader concerns. One of Marvel Comic’s most popular franchises for five decades, the Avengers have always been reflective of their times, having adapted to an evolving readership to remain relevant.
This collection of fresh essays by popular culture scholars examines Avengers story lines such as the Korvac Saga, Civil War, and Secret Invasion, and scrutinizes key characters including the Black Panther and Hank Pym. Essays explore how real-world events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the end of the Cold War, and 9/11 influenced popular entertainment in America.
Table of Contents
Joseph J. Darowski: Preface (1)
Liam Webb: The Cuban Missile Crisis in Four Colors: "The Avengers Meet … ‘Sub-Mariner’!" as an Allegory to Armageddon (5)
About the Contributors (189)