X-men And The Mutant Metaphor: Race And Gender In The Comic Books

56290d823c6e7.jpg Author Joseph J. Darowski
Isbn 9781442232075
File size 18.5 MB
Year 2015
Pages 242
Language English
File format PDF, EPUB
Category Languages

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X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor: Race and Gender in the Comic Books , Joseph J. Darowski thoroughly analyzes The Uncanny X-Men , providing its historical background and dividing the long-running series into distinct eras. Each chapter examines the creators and general plot lines, followed by a closer analysis of the principal characters and key stories. The final chapter explores the literal use of race and gender rather than the metaphorical or thematic ways such issues have been addressed. This analysis includes insights gained from interviews with several comic book creators, and dozens of illustrations from the comic book series. Of particular significance are statistics that track the race and gender of every X-Men hero, villain, and supporting character. By delving into the historical background of the series and closely examining characters and stories, X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor illuminates an important popular culture phenomenon.

 

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