Comics as History, Comics as Literature

Comics as History, Comics as Literature

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This anthology hosts a collection of essays examining the role of comics as portals for historical and academic content, while keeping the approach on an international market versus the American one. Few resources currently exist showing the cross-disciplinary aspects of comics. Some of the chapters examine the use of Wonder Woman during World War II, the development and culture of French comics, and theories of Locke and Hobbs in regards to the state of nature and the bonds of community. More so, the continual use of comics for the retelling of classic tales and current events demonstrates that the genre has long passed the phase of for childrena€™s eyes only. Additionally, this anthology also weaves graphic novels into the dialogue with comics.and feminization. ... Superheroes are, after all, supposed to be the best, most idealized, most powerful, most righteous versions of ourselves. ... the first homosexual superheroes who for years was written into the closet, forced to become a fairy, and killed off several timesa€”once again joined the X-Men, where he dealt withanbsp;...

Title:Comics as History, Comics as Literature
Author:Annessa Ann Babic
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2013-12-11


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