Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre

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MonkeyBrain Books, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 290 pages
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An exhaustive and entertaining study of the superhero genre, Superhero: the Secret Origin of a Genre traces the roots of the superhero in mythology, science fiction, and the pulps, and follows the superhero's development to its current renaissance in film, literature, and graphic novels.

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Dr. Peter Coogan in his new study Superhero The Secret Origin of a Genre makes the very important case that the American superhero comic book is an artistic genre with its own guidelines set ... Read full review


The Superhero Renaissance
The Superhero Genre
The Definition of the Superhero

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