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Author Romagnoli, Alex S., 1983-
Title Enter the superheroes : American values, culture, and the canon of superhero literature / Alex S. Romagnoli and Gian S. Pagnucci.
Published Lanham, Maryland : The Scarecrow Press, 2013.
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 Electronic Book  PN6725 .R666 2013eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vii, 237 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The significance of the superhero examined -- The academization of comics: Where are the superheroes? -- The battle between fans and creators -- The comic relaunch -- The iconography of superheroes -- Superhero storytelling -- The role superheroes play in children's learning -- Diversity in superheroes -- Why superheroes never die -- Technology and the superhero -- Reflections on creating a canon -- Appendix: The canon of superhero literature.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism.
Superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
Graphic novels -- United States.
Superheroes -- Social aspects.
Superheroes in literature.
Related Names Pagnucci, Gian S.
Related To Print version: Romagnoli, Alex S.,. Enter the superheroes :. . 9780810891715 0810891719 (DLC) 2013008376
ISBN 0810891727 (electronic bk.)
9780810891722 (electronic bk.)
9780810891715 (cloth : alk. paper)
0810891719 (cloth : alk. paper)