Veiled Superheroes

Islam, Feminism, and Popular Culture

Author: Sophia Rose Arjana

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498536530

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 9153

Veiled Superheroes: Islam, Feminism, and Popular Culture focuses on female Muslim superheroes in graphic narratives such as the comic Ms. Marvel, the animated television series BurkaAvenger, and the webcomic Qahera.

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 35:2

Author: Ovamir Anjum

Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)



Page: 116

View: 6460

The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.

Superhero Bodies

Identity, Materiality, Transformation

Author: Wendy Haslem,Elizabeth MacFarlane,Sarah Richardson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0429663803

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 194

View: 2664

Throughout the history of the genre, the superhero has been characterised primarily by physical transformation and physical difference. Superhero Bodies: Identity, Materiality, Transformation explores the transformation of the superhero body across multiple media forms including comics, film, television, literature and the graphic novel. How does the body of the hero offer new ways to imagine identities? How does it represent or subvert cultural ideals? How are ideologies of race, gender and disability signified or destabilised in the physicality of the superhero? How are superhero bodies drawn, written and filmed across diverse forms of media and across histories? This volume collects essays that attend to the physicality of superheroes: the transformative bodies of superheroes, the superhero’s position in urban and natural spaces, the dialectic between the superhero’s physical and metaphysical self, and the superhero body’s relationship with violence. This will be the first collection of scholarly research specifically dedicated to investigating the diversity of superhero bodies, their emergence, their powers, their secrets, their histories and their transformations.

Ali Shariati and the Future of Social Theory

Religion, Revolution, and the Role of the Intellectual

Author: Dustin J. Byrd,Seyed Javad Miri

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004353739

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 3354

Ali Shariati and the Future of Social Theory: Religion, Revolution and the Role of the Intellectual is a collection of essays engaged in a future-oriented remembrance of the life and praxis of one of Iran’s most influential revolutionary intellectuals: Ali Shariati.

Superheroes and Identities

Author: Mel Gibson,David Huxley,Joan Ormrod

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131763327X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 284

View: 5238

Superheroes have been the major genre to emerge from comics and graphic novels, saturating popular culture with images of muscular men and sexy women. A major aspect of this genre is identity in the roles played by individuals, the development of identities through extended stories and in the ways the characters inspire audiences. This collection analyses stories from popular comics franchises such as Batman, Captain America, Ms Marvel and X-Men, alongside less well known comics such as Kabuki and Flex Mentallo. It explores what superhero narratives can reveal about our attitudes towards femininity, race, maternity, masculinity and queer culture. Using this approach, the volume asks questions such as why there are no black supervillains in mainstream comics, how second wave feminism and feminist film theory may help us to understand female comic book characters, the ways in which Flex Mentallo transcends the boundaries of straightness and gayness and how both fans and industry appropriate the sexual identity of superheroes. The book was originally published in a special issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics.

Comic Books

Sex and Death at the Edge of Modernity

Author: Nancy French Lunning

Publisher: N.A



Page: 422

View: 4976


Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 2

Author: Paul Levitz,Len Wein,Gerry Conway

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN: 1401280862

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 472

View: 5405

War is on the horizon as Legion members Wildfire, Dawnstar, Mon-El and Ultra Boy are called to WeberÕs World, the 30th centuryÕs diplomatic headquarters, on a mission to protect a peace forum between two rival galactic federations, the United Planets and the Dominators. But before the Dominators can even arrive, danger and suspicion take over the conference. A war between the federations could tear apart the universe, but what can four lone Legionnaires do to prevent it? Meanwhile, as our heroes traverse far-flung planets to prevent intergalactic war, the Legion of Substitute Heroes must rise up to protect the Earth from a deadly Khund invasion! From creators including Paul Levitz, Gerry Conway, Joe Staton, James Sherman and Steve Ditko, this volume features the full Earthwar saga, the return of Mordu, the debut of the League of Super-Assassins and more! Collects Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #241-258 and DC Comics Presents #13-14.

Zahra's paradise

die Grüne Revolution im Iran und die Suche einer Mutter nach ihrem Sohn ; eine Geschichte

Author: Amir,Khalil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868731033


Page: 255

View: 8167

Während der Proteste gegen die gefälschten Wahlen vom 16. Juni 2009 im Iran verschwindet der junge Mann Mehdi spurlos. Seine Mutter und sein Bruder - ein Blogger - machen sich auf eine verzweifelte Suche nach ihm: im Internet, in den Krankenhäusern, in den Gefängnissen und auf den Friedhöfen der Islamischen Republik. Sie geben die Hoffnung nicht auf und versuchen, die Erinnerung an den verlorenen Sohn und Bruder wachzuhalten. Dabei kämpfen sie mutig gegen die Institutionen, um die Wahrheit zu erfahren, und stoßen auf eine dunkle Welt des Grauens.

Daredevil: Mann ohne Furcht

Author: Frank Miller

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 3736726694

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 323

Ein einsamer Junge, gemieden, verh”hnt in den rauen Straáen von Hell's Kitchen. Ein alleinerziehender, alternder Boxer, der fr seinen Sohn nach einem letzten Strohhalm greift. Eigentlich hat Matt Murdock kaum eine Chance. Bis ihm das Schicksal Augenlicht und Vater raubt und seine restlichen Sinne sch„rft. Die vielleicht beste Marvel-Legende: Die Geschichte von einem Jungen ohne Furcht.

The Rough Guide to Superheroes

Author: Paul Simpson,Helen Rodiss,Michaela Bushell

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited

ISBN: 9781843533863

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4482

Faster than a speeding bullet this new Rough Guide brings you the mind-bending truth about the fantasy world’s bravest and baddest, telling you all you need to know about the superheroes who save us – and their vile enemies. The guide includes chapters on; Superheroes and Heroines - the essential guide including sidekicks, catchphrases, ridiculous costumes and implausible powers, the villains from Asbestos Lady to Zeelmo and the low-down on the origins and creators - including the artists who created the superheroes, and the key comics, graphic novels and their publishers. An insightful and entertaining look is taken at how superheroes have influenced such icons as Jerry Seinfeld, Elvis Presley and Donald Duck, inspired scientists and changed fashion. Finally, the what, where and why of superhero lore on TV, in the movies, in print and on the Internet and the background, all you need to know about the legends from Batman to Namor the Submariner and the Incredibles.

The Superheroes Next Door

Author: Andrea Boeshaar

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 9781602601918

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 1607

Ciara Rome's conviction that she needs neither a man nor God in her life is tested by her new neighbor, a single father and his three lively sons.

Superheroes and Greek Tragedy

Comparing Cultural Icons

Author: Sally MacEwen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 545

View: 5809

Examines primary texts such as the Iliad and Cyropaedia to set the viewing parameters of Athenian ideology. This work also considers how heroes like Oedipus and Iphigenia might look like heroes to their original audience. This affective hero, unlike the structuralist hero, reflects the audience's self-image back onto itself.


Fashion and Fantasy

Author: Andrew Bolton,Michael Chabon

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588392805

Category: Costume

Page: 160

View: 2374

Essay af Michael Chabon: Secret Skin. An Essay in Unitard Theory

Black superheroes, Milestone comics, and their fans

Author: Jeffrey A. Brown

Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 232

View: 4980

A history of the trailblazing comics that broke color barriers and portrayed African Americans in heroic storylines What do the comic book figures Static, Hardware, and Icon all have in common? Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fansgives an answer that goes far beyond "tights and capes," an answer that lies within the mission Milestone Media, Inc., assumed in comic book culture. Milestone was the brainchild of four young black creators who wanted to part from the mainstream and do their stories their own way. This history of Milestone, a "creator-owned" publishing company, tells how success came to these mavericks in the 1990s and how comics culture was expanded and enriched as fans were captivated by this new genre. Milestone focused on the African American heroes in a town called Dakota. Quite soon these black action comics took a firm position in the controversies of race, gender, and corporate identity in contemporary America. Characters battled supervillains and sometimes even clashed with more widely known superheroes. Front covers of Milestone comics often bore confrontational slogans like "Hardware: A Cog in the Corporate Machine is About to Strip Some Gears." Milestone's creators aimed for exceptional stories that addressed racial issues without alienating readers. Some competitors, however, accused their comics of not being black enough or of merely marketing Superman in black face. Some felt that the stories were too black, but a large cluster of readers applauded these new superheroes for fostering African American pride and identity. Milestone came to represent an alternative model of black heroism and, for a host of admirers, the ideal of masculinity. Black Superheroesgives details about the founding of Milestone and reports on the secure niche its work and its image achieved in the marketplace. Tracing the company's history and discussing its creators, their works, and the fans, this book gauges Milestone alongside other black comic book publishers, mainstream publishers, and the history of costumed characters. Jeffrey A. Brown is an assistant professor of popular culture at Bowling Green State University. He has been published in Screen, Cinema Journal, African American Review, Journal of Popular Culture, Discourse, and Journal of Popular Film and Television.

Paper Girls 3

Author: Brian K. Vaughan

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 3959815638

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 6028

Nachdem Erin, Mac und Tiffany den mutigen Sprung aus dem Helikopter in das Zeitfenster gewagt haben, finden sie sich in einer anderen Welt wieder. Denn die drei Mädchen sind zwar endlich mit ihrer Freundin KJ vereint, doch sie sind ganz bestimmt nicht zurück ins Jahr 1988 geschleudert worden. Umgeben von wilden Ureinwohnern, Dinosauriern und Raumschiffen, sind die Vier auf sich alleine gestellt und müssen irgendwie wieder nach Hause kommen.


Author: Grant Morrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866075948


Page: 104

View: 9014


Brand Champions

How Superheroes bring Brands to Life

Author: I. Buckingham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230304656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 209

View: 1147

A case-study based guide which showcases the individuals within organizations who nurture and sustain brands and bring them to life through their everyday performance. Critical enough to remain credible yet overwhelmingly positive, it is a charismatic illustration of how to achieve true brand engagement.

Veiled Intentions

Author: Delores Fossen

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780373227884

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 753


2000 AD: The Creator Interviews - Volume 01

Author: Michael Molcher

Publisher: 2000 AD Books

ISBN: 1849973237

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 102

View: 2777

Exclusive interviews and career overviews of key comics creators taken from the pages of the Judge Dredd Megazine. In this first collection Pat Mills, Carlos Ezquerra, Ron Smith and Mick McMahon discuss their work in comics, 2000 AD and many other titles in great detail.