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The Ages of Superman: Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times

The Ages of Superman

Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times

Since Superman first appeared on the cover of Action Comics #1 in 1938, the superhero has changed...

Frasier: A Cultural History

Frasier is one of the most critically acclaimed series in television history: The series won more...

The Ages of Wonder Woman: Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times

The Ages of Wonder Woman

Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times

Created in 1941 by the psychologist William Marston, Wonder Woman would go on to have one of the...

X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor: Race and Gender in the Comic Books

X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor

Race and Gender in the Comic Books

Among both fans and the academic community, there is a general assumption that the X-Men franchise...

The Ages of the X-Men: Essays on the Children of the Atom in Changing Times

The Ages of the X-Men

Essays on the Children of the Atom in Changing Times

The X-Men comic book franchise is one of the most popular of all time and one of the most intriguing...

The Ages of the Avengers: Essays on the Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Changing Times

The Ages of the Avengers

Essays on the Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Changing Times

Comic book audience expectations have fluctuated dramatically through the years, and comic book...

The Ages of Iron Man: Essays on the Armored Avenger in Changing Times

The Ages of Iron Man

Essays on the Armored Avenger in Changing Times

Billionaire industrialist, cold warrior, weapons designer, alcoholic, philanthropist, Avenger--Tony...

The Ages of the Incredible Hulk: Essays on the Green Goliath in Changing Times

The Ages of the Incredible Hulk

Essays on the Green Goliath in Changing Times

The Incredible Hulk is one of the earliest Marvel Comics superheroes. Through the decades, the...

Heroines of Comic Books and Literature: Portrayals in Popular Culture

Heroines of Comic Books and Literature

Portrayals in Popular Culture

Maja Bajac-Carter, Norma Jones and 22 more...

This edited collection offers a variety of perspectives focusing on representation of women as...