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Author Phillips, Nickie D.
Title Comic Book Crime : Truth, Justice, and the American Way / Nickie D. Phillips and Staci Strobl.
Published New York : New York University Press, 2013.
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 Electronic Book  PN6725 .P48 2013eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (viii, 289 pages) : illustrations.
Content Type text
Format online resource
Series Alternative Criminology Series
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Holy criminology, Batman! comics and constructions of crime and justice -- "Crime doesn't pay": a brief history of crime and justice themes in comic books -- The world is shifting: terrorism, xenophobia, and comic books after 9/11 -- A better tomorrow: apocalypse, utopia, and the crime problem -- Villains: criminal behavior and the embodiment of evil -- Deathworthiness: paths to justice -- "Take down the bad guys, save the girl": gender and sexual orientation in the fight against evil -- "Aren't there any brown people in this world?" reading for race and ethnicity -- Apocalyptic incapacitation: understanding punishment -- Conclusion: Ultimate justice -- Appendix: sample and methodology.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
Crime in literature.
Justice in literature.
Social values in literature.
Literature and society -- United States -- History.
Related Names Strobl, Staci.
Collection Title eBook collection (EBSCO).
Related To Print version: Phillips, Nickie D. Comic Book Crime :. . 9780814767870 0814767877 9780814767887 0814767885 (DLC) 2012050855
ISBN 0814762735 (electronic bk.)
9780814762738 (electronic bk.)
9780814767870 (cl : acid-free paper)
0814767877 (cl : acid-free paper)
9780814767887 (pb : acid-free paper)
0814767885 (pb : acid-free paper)