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Peaslee, Robert Moses and Robert G. Weiner, eds. Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical essays on the history and meaning of spider-man. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2012. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-7864-4627-8
BibTeX citation key: Peaslee2012a
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Keywords: "Spider-Man", Adaptation, Collection of essays, Superhero, USA
Creators: Peaslee, Weiner
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
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This volume collects a wide-ranging sample of fresh analyses of Spider-Man. It traverses boundaries of medium, genre, epistemology and discipline in essays both insightful and passionate that move forward the study of one of the world’s most beloved characters. The editors have crafted the book for fans, creators and academics alike.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (v)
Tom Defalco: Foreword: My Pal Pete (1)
Gary Jackson: Elegy for Gwen Stacy (3)
Robert G. Weiner and Robert Moses Peaslee: Introduction (4)

I. Historical, Cultural and Pedagogical Angles
Phillip Lamarr Cunningham: Donald Glover for Spider-Man (22)
Peter Lee: Have Great Power, Greatly Irresponsible: Intergenerational Conflict in 1960s Amazing Spider-Man (29)
Martin Flanagan: “Continually in the Making”: Spider-Man’s New York (40)
Lisa Holderman: Hegemonic Implications of Science in Popular Media: Science Narratives and Representations of Physics in the Spider-Man Film Trilogy (53)
James Bucky Carter: Teaching Peter Parker’s Ghosts of Milton: Anxiety of Influence, the Trace, and Platonic Knowing in Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 1 (63)

II. Considering Specific Graphic Novels
David Walton: Weaving Webs and True Lies: Revisiting Kraven’s Last Hunt Through the Lens of Brooklyn Dreams (70)
Christina C. Angel: The Hermeneutics of Spider-Man: What Is Peter Parker Doing in Elizabethan England? (74)
Derek Parker Royal: Strategies of Narration in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s Spider-Man: Blue (81)

III. The J. Jonah Jameson Problem
Aaron Drucker: Spider-Man: MENACE!!! Stan Lee, Censorship and the 100-Issue Revolution (90)
Andrew A. Smith: J. Jonah Jameson—Hero or Villain? Spider-Man’s Nemesis Hard to Pigeonhole (101)
Matthew McGowan and Jeremy Short: Spider-Management: A Critical Examination of the Business World of Spider-Man (113)

IV. Spider-Man and Other Sequential Art Characters
Cord A. Scott: Anti-Heroes: Spider-Man and the Punisher (120)
Rick Hudson: The Sinister Six: Anti-Villains in an Anti-Heroic Narrative (128)
Phillip Bevin: Spider-Man and Batman, Disordered Minds: Friendship Through Difference (134)

V. Trauma Textual and Extra-Textual
Forrest C. Helvie: The Loss of the Father: Trauma Theory and the Birth of Spider-Man (146)
Tama Leaver: Artificial Mourning: The Spider-Man Trilogy and September 11th (154)

VI. Issues of Gender in the Spider-verse
Robert G. Weiner: Three Stories, Three Movies and the Romances of Mary Jane and Spider-Man (166)
Emily D. Edwards: Women’s Pleasures Watching Spider-Man’s Journeys (177)
Ora C. McWilliams: The Incorrigible Aunt May (187)
Robert Moses Peaslee: Spidey Meets Freud: Central Psychoanalytic Motifs in Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 (195)

VII. Under-Examined Spider-Texts
David Ray Carter: Reinterpreting Myths in Spider-Man: The Animated Series (210)
Mark McDermott: Finding the Milieu of the Spider-Man Music LPs (222)
Casey O’Donnell: Games Are Not Convergence: Spider-Man 3, Game Design and the Lost Promise of Digital Production and Convergence (234)
Gary Jackson: Afterword (249)

About the Contributors (251)
Index (255)
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