War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film

War Politics and Superheroes Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film Superhero adventure comics have a long history of commenting upon American public opinion and government policy and the surge in the popularity of comics since the events of September ensur

  • Title: War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film
  • Author: Marc Dipaolo
  • ISBN: 9780786447183
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film

    Superhero adventure comics have a long history of commenting upon American public opinion and government policy, and the surge in the popularity of comics since the events of September 11, 2001, ensures their continued relevance This critical text examines the seventy year history of comic book superheroes on film and in comic books and their reflections of the politics oSuperhero adventure comics have a long history of commenting upon American public opinion and government policy, and the surge in the popularity of comics since the events of September 11, 2001, ensures their continued relevance This critical text examines the seventy year history of comic book superheroes on film and in comic books and their reflections of the politics of their time Superheroes addressed include Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider Man, Superman, the Fantastic Four and the X Men, and topics covered include American wars, conflicts, and public policy Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

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    One thought on “War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film

    1. Osvaldo

      Where this book is strong, it is strong. I was particularly impressed with Dipaolo's ability to craft readable and in-depth meta-narratives of the superhero characters he spends the most time on, covering the major writer/artist combinations on a title or character at different times, presenting an understanding of the influences of these writers/artists on how the character is understood and thus providing a sketch of potential positionalities from/through which the character can be understood. [...]

    2. Rob

      Interesting book. The author spends a lot of time describing how select iconic characters were created, including political influences. For instance the differences between Stan Lee, somewhat of a hippie, and Steve Ditko, a libertarian, which led to the popularity of Spider-Man's early issues. There are also some great details on Wonder Woman's forgotten history, and a wicked comparison of similarities between X-Men and Harry Potter.But be forewarned though: The author has an overt political bia [...]

    3. bks

      More like a collection of essays. I do enjoy IronMan on the cover, who else could possibly link the concepts of war, politics and superheroes closer than him?

    4. Megan

      This is a fascinating application of politics into superhero comics. The chapter titles are interesting and hysterical. Examples include, “President Obama vs. the Zombie Apocalypse” and “ The Punisher as Murderous Immigration Officer and Vietnam War Veteran.” The content is definitely biased, but he provides strong evidence for his statements. It covers all figures from the X-men to Thor to the Green Lantern to James Bond.

    5. Alejo

      Ranty and preachy, also profoundly subjective, the book does offer very good information on comic book history and possible interpretationes, but is marred by a manichean view that posits liberal=left=good and conservative=right=evil (both terms have more depth than the American media of all sorts gives them), forgetting that is a complex world and comic books are just a symptom of it.

    6. Oscar

      Fairly interesting, if surface read. I got a lot of the insights contained within from other sources; the chapters including the Punisher, Wonder Woman, and Superman seemed especially rote to me. Still interesting to see insight on the creation of Spider-Man that takes into account both Stan Lee's and Steve Ditko's tendencies, and credit to Jack Kirby is often and expounded upon.

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