Title

Anglo-American Comics: Three Books From University Press of Mississippi Focus on the Origins of WWII and Post-War Superheroes

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

7-1-2017

Publication Title

Popular Culture Review

Volume

28

Issue

2

First page number:

114

Last page number:

118

Abstract

In this review, the author assesses the merits of three books of comics scholarship published by University Press of Mississippi in 2017. Subjects discussed include the propagandistic qualities of World War II-era superheroes, the rise and fall of the British comics industry, and the notion that American superheroes reflect a struggle with modernization, industrialization, and urbanization. The author suggests that these books are ideal for comics historians and for undergraduate classes in 20th-century American literature and history devoted to popular culture and graphic narratives.

Keywords

WWII-era superheroes, British comics industry, 20th-century American literature, popular culture, graphic narratives

Language

eng


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