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Author Kahan, Jeffrey, 1964-

Title Caped crusaders 101 : composition through comic books / Jeffrey Kahan and Stanley Stewart.

Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  741.50973 KAHA    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 200 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : why comics can save us from illiteracy -- 1. Black heroes for hire : serializing social construction in the comics -- 2. Comic books, cold wars, and desert storms -- 3. Spider-man and corporate responsibility -- 4. The comic book code and American F-agg -- 5. Dr. Strange, or how I learned to love democracy and demonology -- 6. 9-11 and the man without fear -- 7. Comics and the prison system -- Coda : our heroes, ourselves.
Summary "This textbook inspires an appreciation for literature by studying important literary themes found in comics. Chapters discuss DC, Marvel and other comics' varied attempts at portraying race, politics, economics, business ethics and democracy; responses to the Cold War and the events of September 11; and portrayals of prisons and capital punishment. Each chapter offers a series of questions"--Provided by publisher.
Other author Stewart, Stanley, 1931-
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism.
Variant Title Caped crusaders one hundred one
Caped crusaders one hundred and one
ISBN 0786425326 (softcover : alk. paper)