Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero: Critical Essays (Google eBook)

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Robert G. Weiner
McFarland, Mar 10, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 243 pages
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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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Contents

General History
15
World War II
24
Racial Issues
66
Psychological Profiles
90
Comparisons of Captain America with Other Characters
116
Political Interpretations and the Death of Captain America
160
Literary Interpretations
204
Guides
215
Afterword by JM DeMatteis
241
About the Contributors
245
Index
247
Copyright

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Robert G. Weiner is associate humanities librarian at Texas Tech University. His works have 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. He lives in Lubbock, Texas.

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