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Johnson, Greg and Gregory Hood, eds. Dark Right: Batman viewed from the right. San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2018. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781940933504
BibTeX citation key: Johnson2018
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Batman", Collection of essays, Politics, Superhero, USA
Creators: Hood, Johnson
Publisher: Counter-Currents (San Francisco)
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Why is Batman a staple of Right-wing discussions and memes? The entire superhero genre is inherently anti-liberal, for even though superheroes generally fight for liberal humanist values, they do so outside the law. They are vigilantes, and vigilantism only becomes necessary when the liberal system breaks down.
But the character of Batman, particularly after being rebooted in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and developed in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, is not just anti-liberal, but decidedly Right-wing. The essays in Dark Right show us why, focusing on Traditionalist, masculinist, and New Right themes in Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, but also exploring other films, comics, and graphic novels.
Dark Right includes essays by the leading cultural critics of the New Right.

Table of Contents

Gregory Hood & Greg Johnson: Editors’ Introduction (1)

The Dark Knight Trilogy
Trevor Lynch: Batman Begins (11)
Trevor Lynch: The Dark Knight (15)
Trevor Lynch: The Dark Knight Rises (27)
Gregory Hood: The Order in Action: The Dark Knight Rises (39)
Gregory Hood & Luke Gordon: Conservatism’s League of Stupidity: Christopher Nolan as Fascist Filmmaker? (50)
Jason Reza Jorjani: Gotham Guardian: Will the Real Batman Please Stand Up? (67)
Greg Johnson: Superheroes, Sovereignty, & the Deep State (83)
Christopher Pankhurst: Caesar Without Gods (95)
Will Windsor: A Dark Knight without a King (105)
James J. O’Meara: The Ponderous Weight of the Dark Knight (116)

Batman vs. Superman
Trevor Lynch: Man of Steel (126)
Gregory Hood: Superman & the White Christ: Man of Steel (131)
Trevor Lynch: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (141)
Trevor Lynch: Justice League (146)

Comics & Graphic Novels
Zachary O. Ray: The Alt Knight: A Retrospect of Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns for the Current Year (150)
Trevor Lynch: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (161)
Jonathan Bowden: Batman & the Joker (165)
Jonathan Bowden: Arkham Asylum: An Analysis (169)
Spencer J. Quinn: Batman as Comedy (176)

Tim Burton’s Batman Movies
David Yorkshire: Tim Burton’s Batman: Putting the Gothic into Gotham (181)
Andrew Hamilton: Batman Returns: An Anti-Semitic Allegory? (191)

Index (203)
About the Authors (217)

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