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Title Web-spinning heroics : critical essays on the history and meaning of Spider-Man / edited by Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner ; foreword by Tom DeFalco ; afterword by Gary Jackson.
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, c2012.
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Description ix, 261 p. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword : My Pal Pete / Tom DeFalco -- Elegy for Gwen Stacy / Gary Jackson -- Introduction / Robert G. Weiner and Robert Moses Peaslee -- I. Historical, Cultural and Pedagogical Angles -- Donald Glover for Spider-Man / Phillip Lamarr Cunningham -- Have great power, greatly irresponsible : intergenerational conflict in 1960s Amazing Spider-Man / Peter Lee -- "Continually in the making" : Spider-Man's New York / Martin Flanagan -- Hegemonic implications of science in popular media : science narratives and representations of physics in the Spider -Man film trilogy / Lisa Holderman -- Teaching Peter Parker's ghosts of Milton : anxiety of influence, the trace, and platonic knowing in Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 1 / James Bucky Carter --
II. Considering Specific Graphic Novels -- Weaving webs and true lies : revisiting Kraven's Last hunt through the lens of Brooklyn dreams / David Walton -- The hermeneutics of Spider-Man : What is Peter Parker doing in Elizabethan England? / Christina C. Angel -- Strategies of narration in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's Spider-Man : Blue / Derek Parker Royal -- III. The J. Jonah Jameson Problem -- Spider-Man : MENACE!!! Stan Lee, censorship and the 100-issue revolution / Aaron Drucker -- J. Jonah Jameson : hero or villain? Spider-Man's nemesis hard to pigeonhole / Andrew A. Smith -- Spider-management : a critical examination of the business world of Spider-Man / Matthew McGowan and Jeremy Short --
IV. Spider-Man and Other Sequential Art Characters -- Anti-heroes : Spider-Man and the punisher / Cord A. Scott -- The sinister six : anti-villains in an anti-heroic narrative / Rick Hudson -- Spider-Man and Batman, disordered minds : friendship through difference / Phillip Bevin -- V. Trauma Textual and Extra-Textual -- The loss of the father : trauma theory and the birth of Spider-Man / Forrest C. Helvie -- Artificial mourning : the Spider-Man trilogy and September 11th / Tama Leaver --
VI. Issues of Gender in the Spider-verse -- Three stories, three movies and the romances of Mary Jane and Spider-Man / Robert G. Weiner -- Women's pleasures watching Spider-Man's journeys / Emily D. Edwards -- The incorrigible Aunt May / Ora C. McWilliams -- Spidey meets Freud : central psychoanalytic motifs in Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 / Robert Moses Peaslee -- VII. Under-Examined Spider-Texts -- Reinterpreting myths in Spider-Man : the animated series / David Ray Carter -- Finding the milieu of the Spider-Man music LPs / Mark McDermott -- Games are not convergence : Spider-Man 3, game design and the lost promise of digital production and convergence / Casey O'Donnell -- Afterword / Gary Jackson.
Summary "This volume traverses boundaries of medium, genre, epistemology, and discipline in insightful, passionate essays that move forward the study of one of the world's most beloved characters. The book is crafted for fans, creators, and academics alike. Foreword by Tom DeFalco, with poetry and afterword by Gary Jackson (winner of the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize)"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Spider-Man (Fictitious character)
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Related Names Peaslee, Robert Moses, 1973-
Weiner, Robert G., 1966-
ISBN 9780786446278 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786446277 (softcover : alk. paper)
OCLC number 777611196