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A Brief History of Superheroes by Brian J. Robb

By Brian J. Robb

A desirable written exploration of the superhero phenomenon, from its beginnings within the depths of significant melancholy to the blockbuster video clips of today.

For over ninety years, superheroes were interrogated, deconstructed, and reinvented. during this wide-ranging learn, Robb appears to be like on the assorted characters, their creators, and the ways that their creations were reinvented for successive generations. unavoidably, the focal point is at the usa, however the context is foreign, together with an exam of characters built in India and Japan in response to the normal American hero.

Sections learn: the delivery of the superhero, together with Superman, in 1938; the DC family members (Superman, Batman, ask yourself Woman and The Justice Society/League of America), from the Forties to the Nineteen Sixties; the superheroes enlistment within the conflict attempt within the Forties and 50s; their neutering via the Comics Code; the problem to DC from the surprise relatives (The brilliant 4, Spider-Man, and The X-Men), from the Nineteen Sixties to the Nineteen Eighties; the superhero as complicated anti-hero; superheroes deconstructed within the Nineteen Eighties (The Watchmen and Frank Miller's Batman), and their politicization; self reliant comedian booklet creators and new publishers within the Eighties and 90s; superheroes in retreat, and their rebirth on the video clips in blockbusters from Batman to Spider-Man and The Avengers.

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