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

Contents

The Superhero Renaissance
1
The Superhero Genre
24
The Definition of the Superhero
30
Copyright

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