Veiled Superheroes

Islam, Feminism, and Popular Culture

Author: Sophia Rose Arjana

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498536530

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 8987

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: 2965

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: 5267

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: 2964

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: 1317633288

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 284

View: 2778

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: 6508


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: 3078

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.

Graphic Subjects

Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels

Author: Michael A. Chaney

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 339

View: 5640

In Graphic Subjects, Michael A. Chaney brings together a lively mix of scholars to examine the use of autobiography within graphic novels ... These essays, accompanied by visual examples, illuminate the new horizons that illustrated autobiographical narrative creates -- from cover.

The Superheroes Next Door

Author: Andrea Boeshaar

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 9781602601918

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 6969

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: 6636

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: 410

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

Veiled Intentions

Author: Delores Fossen

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780373227884

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 5014


Brand Champions

How Superheroes bring Brands to Life

Author: I. Buckingham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230304656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 209

View: 3504

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.

2000 AD: The Creator Interviews - Volume 01

Author: Michael Molcher

Publisher: 2000 AD Books

ISBN: 1849973237

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 102

View: 7423

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.

Superhero comics of the Golden Age

the illustrated history

Author: Mike Benton

Publisher: Taylor Pub


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 200

View: 7593

Traces the history of the superhero comics from the early 1930s to the late 1940s, plus profiles of the heros and their artists and an annotated checklist of the comics

Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection

From Sleuths to Superheroes

Author: Mitzi M. Brunsdale

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313345302

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 700

View: 876

This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. * Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context * Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre

Superior 02

Author: Mark Millar,Leinil Yu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783862014040


Page: 104

View: 2436


How to Read Superhero Comics and Why

Author: Geoff Klock

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780826414199

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 4599

Superhero comic books are traditionally thought to have two distinct periods, two major waves of creativity: the Golden Age and the Silver Age. In simple terms, the Golden Age was the birth of the superhero proper out of the pulp novel characters of the early 1930s, and was primarily associated with the DC Comics Group. Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman are the most famous creations of this period. In the early 1960s, Marvel Comics launched a completely new line of heroes, the primary figures of the Silver Age: the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the X-Men, the Avengers, Iron Man, and Daredevil. In this book, Geoff Klock presents a study of the Third Movement of superhero comic books. He avoids, at all costs, the temptation to refer to this movement as "Postmodern," "Deconstructionist," or something equally tedious. Analyzing the works of Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, and Grant Morrison among others, and taking his cue from Harold Bloom, Klock unearths the birth of self-consciousness in the superhero narrative and guides us through an intricate world of traditions, influences, nostalgia and innovations - a world where comic books do indeed become literature.

The amazing transforming superhero!

essays on the revision of characters in comic books, film and television

Author: Terrence R. Wandtke

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub

ISBN: 9780786431892

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 244

View: 4293

"This collection analyzes the many ways in which comic book and film superheroes have been revised or re-written in response to changes in real-world politics, social mores, and popular culture. Also included are several illustrations and promotional photographs, along with separate footnotes and bibliographies for each essay"--Provided by publisher.