Brode, Douglas, ed. The DC Comics Universe: Critical Essays. Jefferson: McFarland, 2022.
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|Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4766-8737-7
BibTeX citation key: Brode2022
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Keywords: Collection of essays, DC, Intermediality, Superhero, USA
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson)
As properties of DC comics continue to sprout over the years, narratives that were once kept sacrosanct now spill over into one another, synergizing into one bona fide creative Universe. Intended for both professional pop culture researchers and general interest readers, this collection of essays covers DC Universe multimedia, including graphic novels, video games, movies and TV shows. Each essay is written by a recognized pop culture expert offering a distinct perspective on a wide variety of topics. Even though many of the entries address important social themes like gender and racism, the book is not limited to these topics. Also included are more lighthearted essays for full verisimilitude, including analyses of long forgotten or seemingly marginal aspects of the DC Extended Universe, as well as in-depth and original interpretations of the most beloved characters and their relationships to one another. Highly accessible and approachable, this work provides previously unavailable in-roads that create a richer comprehension of the ever-expanding DC Universe.
Table of Contents
Douglas Brode: Introduction: Superman, DC Comics, and the Lure of the Fantastic (1)
About the Contributors (247)