The X-Men , The Dark Knight Returns , and Watchmen take center stage in an academic study of the rise of the super hero in modern popular culture. Traces the developments from the 1930s, identifies the seven laws of super heroes, and provides a rare cultural analysis to complement the many histories of comic books. The illustrations are about what you would expect from black-and-white reductions of color pages. Paper edition (unseen), $13.95. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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A study of one of pop culture's superstars whose enchanting mystique pervades the modern world
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