Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero: Critical Essays

McFarland
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For more than 60 years, Captain America was one of Marvel Comics’ flagship characters, representing truth, strength, liberty, and justice. The assassination of his alter ego, Steve Rogers, rocked the comic world, leaving numerous questions about his life and death. This book discusses topics including the representation of Nazi Germany in Captain America Comics from the 1940s to the 1960s; the creation of Captain America in light of the Jewish American experience; the relationship between Captain America and UK Marvel’s Captain Britain; the groundbreaking partnership between Captain America and African American superhero the Falcon; and the attempts made to kill the character before his “real” death.
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About the author

Robert G. Weiner is associate humanities librarian at Texas Tech University. His work has been published in the Journal of Popular Culture, Public Library Quarterly, Journal of American Culture, International Journal of Comic Art and Popular Music and Society.
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3.5
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Publisher
McFarland
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Published on
Jun 8, 2009
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Pages
243
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ISBN
9780786453405
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Language
English
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Genres
Literary Criticism / Comics & Graphic Novels
Social Science / Popular Culture
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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