Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero

Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero

The goal was to build a whole army of super soldiers, and Rogers was to be the “
first ofa corps of super-agents whose ... Now you're it. You're the one man we
have and we need to utilize you as effectively as we can.” Rogers was given a ...

Author: Robert G. Weiner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786453405

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

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For more than 60 years, Captain America was one of Marvel Comics’ flagship characters, representing truth, strength, liberty, and justice. The assassination of his alter ego, Steve Rogers, rocked the comic world, leaving numerous questions about his life and death. This book discusses topics including the representation of Nazi Germany in Captain America Comics from the 1940s to the 1960s; the creation of Captain America in light of the Jewish American experience; the relationship between Captain America and UK Marvel’s Captain Britain; the groundbreaking partnership between Captain America and African American superhero the Falcon; and the attempts made to kill the character before his “real” death.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Superhero Comics

Superhero Comics

The explicit military motif and warped super-soldier allusions to Captain America
continued in Rich Buckler and Doug ... Ryker (whose moustache and shouting
demeanor echo Banner's General Ross) explains: “We need super-soldiers
men ...

Author: Chris Gavaler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474226363

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Superhero Comics helps readers explore the most successful and familiar of comic book genres. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book reveals: ·The history of superhero comics-from mythic influences to 21st century evolutions ·Cultural contexts-from the formative politics of colonialism, eugenics, KKK vigilantism, and WWII fascism to the Cold War's transformative threat of mutually assured destruction to the on-going revolutions in African American and sexual representation ·Key texts-from the earliest pre-Comics-Code Superman and Batman to the latest post-Code Ms. Marvel and Black Panther ·Approaches to visual analysis-from layout norms to narrative structure to styles of abstraction
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Posthuman Body in Superhero Comics

The Posthuman Body in Superhero Comics

Military spending in the USA alone was over $400 billion in 2005,18 with a
substantial amount of this spending ... often guided in part by the trust and
confidence they have in scientists, companies, and government agencies”.20
Moreover, this ...

Author: Scott Jeffery

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137549501

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This book examines the concepts of Post/Humanism and Transhumanism as depicted in superhero comics. Recent decades have seen mainstream audiences embrace the comic book Superhuman. Meanwhile there has been increasing concern surrounding human enhancement technologies, with the techno-scientific movement of Transhumanism arguing that it is time humans took active control of their evolution. Utilising Deleuze and Guattari’s notion of the rhizome as a non-hierarchical system of knowledge to conceptualize the superhero narrative in terms of its political, social and aesthetic relations to the history of human technological enhancement, this book draws upon a diverse range of texts to explore the way in which the posthuman has been represented in superhero comics, while simultaneously highlighting its shared historical development with Post/Humanist critical theory and the material techno-scientific practices of Transhumanism.
Categories: Social Science

The Other Eight

The Other Eight

But thisisn't aboutgetting a batch of new soldiers, this is about getting a batch
ofnew superheroes. Whereare the tests for that?” “The army isn't after
superheroes. They just want soldiers who know more tricks than the soldiers on
the other side,” ...

Author: Joseph R. Lallo

Publisher: Joseph R. Lallo

ISBN: 9781310656064

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 297

Superpowers have turned out to be a disappointment. Heat vision? Super strength? Flight? They are nowhere to be found. Instead, powers like photosynthesis or the ability to spontaneously change hair color seem to be the best the world can offer. To make matters worse, the gifted individuals tend to suffer from psychological issues. Nonetheless, in hopes of finding enough functional meta-humans to form a squad, in 1965 the US military created The Guardian Project. The head of the Army's current incarnation of the project hires Dr. Adam Aiken, a psychologist specializing in the meta-human condition, to filter out the most dangerously unbalanced of the prospective super-soldiers. The screening process is to be done with all possible secrecy. This proves to be more easily said than done. A misfiring superpower leaks news of the recruitment effort to the public, attracting a flood of misfit meta-humans from around the nation, each hungry for heroic validation. A sleazy PR officer knows publicity when he sees it and converts the secret program into a nationally broadcast competition with all of the dignity and grace of a reality show. The ultimate prize is a coveted spot on a government sanctioned super team. The Other Eight follows the exploits of the applicants deemed sane enough for consideration. On one side are earnest but underpowered heroes like the twitch-inducing Nonsensica or the fluorescent tube-hurling Phosphor. On the other are the better equipped but less dedicated recruits like walking good luck charm Johnny on The Spot and seed-spitting loose cannon The Hocker. Who will win a place on the team, and what will be done about the jilted heroes who didn't make the cut?
Categories: Fiction

Super Soldiers

Super Soldiers

A Salute to the Comic Book Heroes and Villains Who Fought for Their Country
Jason Inman ... This was their first chance in the war to make a real difference
and fight like real soldiers. ... Gage strutted into the room, bellowed that the
civilians must have saved themselves from the Nazis. ... squarely in the face of
Army values, which proclaim that you must stand up for your fellow man and
fellow soldiers.

Author: Jason Inman

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781633539952

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

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A military veteran and comic book expert explores the link between superhero legend and real-life combat in this fascinating book. Comic book superheroes have been influenced by the true heroes of our armed forces for decades. From Captain America punching Hitler in the jaw on his first cover, to The Punisher’s tour of duty in Vietnam, there are countless instances when military history has crossed over to the pages of comic books. A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, author Jason Inman re-discovered his childhood love of comic books during long days at the Tallil Air Base in southern Iraq. He started to wonder about the phenomenon of superhero service members. What kinds of soldiers were these fictional characters? And how were they changed by war? Super Soldiers looks at the intersection between war and pop culture to understand these questions and more. Each chapter revisits military comic book characters and compares them to personal stories from Inman’s military career; describing superhero soldiers from DC comics and Marvel comics, including lesser-known characters lost to time.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Soldiers

Soldiers

As the official U.S. Army magazine, SOLDIERS should be setting the example
and going beyond surface equality. ... There are, however, many super soldiers
in our Army who cannot identify with that description. ... VIETNAM HEROES I
would like to say that I enjoy your magazine and find it interesting and informative
.

Author: United States. Dept. of the Army

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112042557667

Category: Soldiers

Page:

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Categories: Soldiers

Military chaplains review

Military chaplains  review

"The Army's top enlisted man has warned other sergeants major that they must
have the intestinal fortitude to get rid of ... to mind is a Robocop, a put together
picture of the strongest, fastest, smartest, cunningest, most trustworthy super hero
.

Author: United States. Dept. of the Army

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112075627726

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography

52 Reflections Of Gold

52 Reflections Of Gold

Like all children, I admired these super heroes and I wanted to be just like them,
except I didn't want to wear my ... He knew from the very beginning how it was
going to end for Him but He did it anyway and when the soldiers came for Him He
 ...

Author: Allan Graham

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291094404

Category:

Page:

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Rocky Point Hero

Rocky Point Hero

He was hoping to talk to another soldier, and find out how things are in today's
Army. His service was in the forties and fifties. I imagine things have changed a
lot since then. ... One on one, soldier to soldier, he could manage. It was the
crowds that were daunting. “Super. I'll call him tonight and see what he says,”
Allie said.

Author: Barbara McMahon

Publisher: Barbara McMahon

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 912

The Volunteer Allie Turner volunteers at the VA hospital to keep the soldier cheered up as they convalesce. She can't do much but keeps them apprised of life in her small town of Rocky Point. When she spots an abandoned dog, her new mission is to save a dog. The Soldier Little does she know her enthusiasm for her home town has spurred one man to seek out that small town as the best place to finish healing from battle injuries. Despite his attempts to remain apart, he's soon embroiled in the small town. He resists involvement in Allie's save a dog program, but to his astonishment, her entreaties lure him in. Save-A-Soldier Campaign Jack would be horrified to find he's the object of Allie's save-a-soldier project. As for Allie, when did her desire to help a soldier turn into a yearning for love?
Categories: Fiction

Pace

Pace

Many ordinary civilians that I have come across believe that MK ' s credibility has
been tarnished . ... Those soldiers who did not return to the camp and who think
that they will cause chaos in the country will be hunted down by their own people
. ... They still regard us as their army ; soldiers who heroically left the country and
came back super heroes ready to serve them in a national defence force , ” says
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016958469

Category: Blacks

Page:

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Categories: Blacks

Parliamentary Debates Hansard Official Report

Parliamentary Debates  Hansard  Official Report

asked what he would do, if he had said, “Call me in and perhaps I will decide if I
am the future Prime Minister,” but I do not know that that is very likely. ... would
turn Italian soldiers into super-heroes and, if you tried to cut off the British Empire
from the East by blocking the Suez Canal, ... You have always said it was an
idealistic institution where you hoped you would find the nations of the world
coming ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059172102902577

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.
Categories: Great Britain

The Parliamentary Debates official Report

The Parliamentary Debates  official Report

asked what he would do, if he had said, “Call me in and perhaps I will decide if I
am the future Prime Minister,” but I do not know that that is very likely. ... would
turn Italian soldiers into super-heroes and, if you tried to cut off the British Empire
from the East by blocking the Suez Canal, ... You have always said it was an
idealistic institution where you hoped you would find the nations of the world
coming ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000088321256

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

Comic Art Propaganda

Comic Art Propaganda

Marvel at the Support of the Iraq War Saddam Hussein : The Hero Saddam
Hussein as the heroic. There seems to be an intimate link between superheroes
and war . As I have stated earlier , there is something about ( albeit fictitious )
characters who don battle gear and fight the just ... more than one million copies
donated by Marvel , most of which have been sent to American soldiers abroad ,
but also ...

Author: Fredrik Strömberg

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: PSU:000067902408

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 175

View: 251

As one of the most simple, effective and powerful forms of communication, it comes as no surprise that comic art has been misappropriated by governments, self-interest groups, do-gooders and sinister organisations to spread their messages. World War Two comic book propaganda with Superman, Batman, and Captain America bashing up cartoon enemies was so ubiquitous that there was barely a US comic untainted by the war effort. And theres no shortage of examples from the other side of the globe. This book examines every kind of propaganda, and how positive or pernicious messages have been conveyed in the pages of comic books over the last 100 years. Subject areas include racism and xenophobia, antidrugs comics, pro-drugs comics and religious comics. Plus, there is a look at social programming; how gender roles were re-enforced in comic book stereotyping, and how comics broke free to produce a whole slew of gay superheroes, no matter how ham-fistedly written. This book is a fascinating global, visual history of some of the most contentious, outrageous, unbelievably unusual and politically charged comics ever published. Written by renowned comics historian and author, Fredrik Strömberg.
Categories: Comic books, strips, etc

Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Parliamentary Debates  Hansard

Of course you could cut off asked what he would do , if he had said , the Italian
Army from their base , but “ Call me in and perhaps I will ... turn Italian the other
countries of the League of soldiers into super - heroes and , if you Nations would
range themselves behind tried ... I cannot are going to have military sanctions
and believe that it would be really helping France is in the picture , she would
have the ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002267124

Category: Great Britain

Page:

View: 608

Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.
Categories: Great Britain

Newswatch

Newswatch

certain military officer , a major , decided to mount a coup . ... You first of all have
made him a super hero , that whatever he said I , appointed as governor , I didn ' t
. ... I am not doing this because I am here saying to you that man is perfect .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105070880864

Category: Nigeria

Page:

View: 552

Categories: Nigeria

Half My Heart Is in Iraq

Half My Heart Is in Iraq

super. hero! My husband, Jason and I have been married for almost 4 years. He
has been in the National Guard for 13 years, prior to that active Army for 2 years. I
was used to the weekend drills and two weeks away each year. However, this is
 ...

Author: David D. Bayouth

Publisher: Half My Heart is in Iraq!

ISBN: 9780978667108

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 583

"Half My Heart is in Iraq! - stories of love for our brave" is a sparkling new 528-page publication recognizing our troops serving around the world and the families that support them. Over 500 stories and 1,100 photographs are presented in a straightforward format and are authored by the hearts and minds of real military families from across America. These stories are an inspiration to us all, and a definite must-have for all military families as a keepsake of honor and an example of the total military family experience, truly an inspirational piece of literature full of love, hope, and sunshine! The first copies will be submitted for acceptance into our National Archives, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, hopefully to be added to their permanent collection of military stories. A troop recognition project of this magnitude has never been accomplished before, until now! Additional copies will be delivered to the White House and Congress.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Unseen Darkness

Unseen Darkness

I put my arm round Tim and told him, “You have to toughen up.” Without telling
our parents, ... is how they train you in the army. The harder they make you, the
better the soldier you become.” When I thought he had toughened up enough, I
said to Tim, “You are strong now, and you are a superhero. You can go and beat
up ...

Author: Selina Sra

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491894163

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 452

View: 809

A true story of a police woman whose colleagues allegedly ostracized her, complied a dossier of false or misleading allegations against her and delayed coming to her aid in potentially dangerous situations leaves her in tears. Falling behind the race - Claire Dyer - The Guardian Unseen Darkness - the incredible story of the most amazing inspirational beautiful female who against all odds, finds magic and treasures, and demonstrates the true meaning of a free spirit. Asian Times Unseen Darkness, we shared a bond that endured everything from childhood experiences to adult intimacies of pain and pleasure, shes a goddess, a woman of beauty, sexuality, a mirror of me, I saw a woman, and a lady thrive to be a free spirit, turn to an angel of inspired sexuality. Madame - Monica Lang EXOTICA Policewoman, dominatrix, mistress to a London gangster, Unseen Darkness is the inspirational, true-life story of a woman rejected by her family in childhood and forced to agree to an arranged marriage, who simply will not give up, whose instinct even in her darkest hour is to fight. The writing has an intensity and authenticity derived from direct experience that few other books of this kind possess. Candid, heartbreaking and at times shocking for all readers. This is a roller coaster ride that once on, you cannot get off. Alan Denman, writer/director
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Superhero Comics of the Golden Age

Superhero Comics of the Golden Age

One night when he is changing into his Captain America costume in his tent , he
is surprised by young Bucky Barnes , the ... represented all of America ' s present
and future soldiers who were being asked to become heroes for their country .

Author: Mike Benton

Publisher: Taylor Pub

ISBN: UOM:49015001373142

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 200

View: 965

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
Categories: Comic books, strips, etc

Soldier of Fortune

Soldier of Fortune

DoubleStar gives you the POWER to create the rifle of your dreams at the price of
a production rifle. The Star DS-4 is the semi-auto version of the M-4 Carbine the
U.S. military elite units used with devastating results to the ... A lot more of my
heroes live in Tal 'Afar, still at risk for their lives. I hope ... Overall Length: 34 1/4"
♢ A-2 or flattop upper $774.95 • Flattop w/ detachable carrying handle $839.95
DSC 20" SUPER MATCH RIFLE Our Super Match rifle meets the needs of L.E.
snipers, ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123009669

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page:

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Categories: Adventure and adventurers

Thomas Mosende Madelo a Soldier

Thomas Mosende Madelo  a Soldier

The indomitable Tommy whom most people look up to as superman and the
super hero , is just like any of us , with our merits ... There has been a lot of
people , civilian or military , who have lost their lives bec : they solely depended
on their ...

Author: Nanette S. Silayan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051390881

Category: Law enforcement

Page: 411

View: 468

Categories: Law enforcement