The Ages Of The X-men: Essays On The Children Of The Atom In Changing Times

565bb3476c1da.jpg Author Joseph J. Darowski
Isbn 9780786472192
File size 2.1 MB
Year 2015
Pages 248
Language English
File format PDF, EPUB
Category Languages

Book Description:

The X-Men comic book franchise is one of the most popular of all time and one of the most intriguing for critical analysis. With storylines that often contain overt social messages within its "mutant metaphor," X-Men is often credited with having more depth than the average superhero property. In this collection, each essay examines a specific era of the X-Men franchise in relationship to contemporary social concerns. The essays are arranged chronologically, from an analysis of popular science at the time of the first X-Men comic book in 1963 to an interpretation of a storyline in light of rhetoric of President Obama's first presidential campaign. Topics ranging from Communism to celebrity culture to school violence are addressed by scholars who provide new insights into one of America's most significant popular culture products.

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