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Wonder Woman Unbound

Author: Tim Hanley
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613749120
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With her golden lasso and her bullet-deflecting bracelets, Wonder Woman is a beloved icon of female strength in a world of male superheroes. But this close look at her history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman. The original Wonder Woman was ahead of her time, advocating female superiority and the benefits of matriarchy in the 1940s. At the same time, her creator filled the comics with titillating bondage imagery, and Wonder Woman was tied up as often as she saved the world. In the 1950s, Wonder Woman begrudgingly continued her superheroic mission, wishing she could settle down with her boyfriend instead, all while continually hinting at hidden lesbian leanings. While other female characters stepped forward as women’s lib took off in the late 1960s, Wonder Woman fell backwards, losing her superpowers and flitting from man to man. Ms. magazine and Lynda Carter restored Wonder Woman’s feminist strength in the 1970s, turning her into a powerful symbol as her checkered past was quickly forgotten. Exploring this lost history as well as her modern incarnations adds new dimensions to the world’s most beloved female character, and Wonder Woman Unbound delves into her comic book and its spin-offs as well as the myriad motivations of her creators to showcase the peculiar journey that led to Wonder Woman’s iconic status.

Wonder Woman Kriegerin Der Amazonen

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 342343337X
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Wonder Woman - als Heldin geboren, zur Legende geworden Eigentlich will Diana, Tochter der Amazonenkönigin, nur eines: das Rennen gewinnen, in dem sie gegen die schnellsten Läuferinnen der Insel antreten muss. Doch dann erblickt sie am Horizont ein untergehendes Schiff und bewahrt Alia, ein gleichaltriges Mädchen, vor dem Tod. Doch wie Diana vom Orakel erfährt, ist es Alias Bestimmung, die Welt ins Unglück zu stürzen und Krieg über die Menschheit zu bringen. Um dies zu verhindern, reist Diana mit Alia ins ferne New York – und wird unversehens mit einer Welt und Gefahren konfrontiert, die sie bislang nicht kannte ...

Gender And The Superhero Narrative

Author: Michael Goodrum
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496818814
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Contributions by Dorian Alexander, Janine Coleman, Gabriel Gianola, Mel Gibson, Michael Goodrum, Tim Hanley, Vanessa Hemovich, Christina Knopf, Christopher McGunnigle, Samira Nadkarni, Ryan North, Lisa Perdigao, Tara Prescott, Philip Smith, and Maite Ucaregui The explosive popularity of San Diego's Comic-Con, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One, and Netflix's Jessica Jones and Luke Cage all signal the tidal change in superhero narratives and mainstreaming of what were once considered niche interests. Yet just as these areas have become more openly inclusive to an audience beyond heterosexual white men, there has also been an intense backlash, most famously in 2015's Gamergate controversy, when the tension between feminist bloggers, misogynistic gamers, and internet journalists came to a head. The place for gender in superhero narratives now represents a sort of battleground, with important changes in the industry at stake. These seismic shifts--both in the creation of superhero media and in their critical and reader reception--need reassessment not only of the role of women in comics, but also of how American society conceives of masculinity. Gender and the Superhero Narrative launches ten essays that explore the point where social justice meets the Justice League. Ranging from comics such as Ms. Marvel, Batwoman: Elegy, and Bitch Planet to video games, Netflix, and cosplay, this volume builds a platform for important voices in comics research, engaging with controversy and community to provide deeper insight and thus inspire change.

Wonder Woman And Philosophy

Author: Jacob M. Held
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119280753
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Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique explores a wide range of philosophical questions surrounding the most popular female superhero of all time, from her creation as feminist propaganda during World War II up to the first female lead in the blockbuster DC movie-franchise. The first book dedicated to the philosophical questions raised by the complex and enduringly iconic super-heroine Fighting fascism with feminism since 1941, considers the power of Wonder Woman as an exploration of gender identity and also that of the human condition – what limits us and what we can overcome Confronts the ambiguities of Wonder Woman, from her roles as a feminist cause and fully empowered woman, to her objectification as sexual fantasy Topics explored include origin stories and identity, propaganda and art, altruism and the ethics of care, Amazonians as transhumanists, eroticism and graphic novels, the crafting of a heroine, domination, relationships, the ethics of killing and torture, and many more.

Many Lives Of Catwoman

Author: Tim Hanley
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613738450
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For more than 75 years, Catwoman has forged her own path in a clear-cut world of stalwart heroes, diabolical villains, and damsels in distress. Sometimes a thief, sometimes a vigilante, sometimes neither, and sometimes both, the mercurial Catwoman gleefully defies classification. Her relentless independence across comic books, television, and film set her apart from the rest of the superhero world. When female characters were limited to little more than romantic roles, Catwoman used her feminine wiles to manipulate Batman and escape justice at every turn. When male villains dominated Gotham on the small screen, Catwoman entered the mix and outshone them all. When female-led comics were few and far between, Catwoman headlined her own series for over 20 years. True to her nature, Catwoman stole the show everywhere she appeared, regardless of the medium. But her unique path had its downsides as well. Her existence on the periphery of the superhero world made her expendable, and she was prone to lengthy absences. Her villainous origins also made her susceptible to sexualized and degrading depictions from her primarily male creators in ways that most conventional heroines didn't face. For good and ill, Catwoman serves as a stark counterpart to the typical evolution of the history of women in comics, and in popular culture generally. The standard tropes rarely applied to Catwoman; instead, her adventures have charted an inimitably varied journey of empowerment and exploitation. Exploring the many incarnations of this cultural icon offers a new perspective on the superhero genre and showcases the fierce resiliency that has made Catwoman a fan favorite for decades."

Tigerman

Author: Nick Harkaway
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641160677
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Auftritt für einen Superhelden der besonderen Art Giftiger Regen, der den Kindern die Stimme raubt. Ein unterirdisch brodelndes toxisches Gemisch, das an die Oberfläche drückt – das Ökosystem der Insel Mancreu ist dank skrupelloser Chemiekonzerne komplett verseucht. Die internationale Gemeinschaft beschließt die Zerstörung der Insel, was allerlei Gesindel auf der Jagd nach schnellem Profit anzieht. Eine echte Herausforderung für Ordnungshüter Lester Ferris. Und dann ist da noch der Junge: ein Comicbuch-verrücktes Straßenkind, das Lester als Herz gewachsen ist. Er hat sich geschworen, ihn zu beschützen – und muss zu einem außergewöhnlichen Helden werden. Auch in Nick Harkaways neuem Roman spielt wieder ein Ensemble skurriler, fein gezeichneter Figuren auf, angeführt von einem ziemlich angekratzten Superhelden, der der Grenze zwischen Gut und Böse mehr als einmal gefährlich nahe kommt.

Investigating Lois Lane

Author: Tim Hanley
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613732473
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In a universe full of superheroes, Lois Lane has fought for truth and justice for over 75 years on page and screen without a cape or tights. From her creation by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938 to her forthcoming appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, from helming her own comic book for twenty-six years to appearing in animated serials, live-action TV shows, and full-length movies, Lois Lane has been a paragon of journalistic integrity and the paramour of the world's strongest superhero. But her history is one of constant tension. From her earliest days, Lois yearned to make the front page of the Daily Planet, but was held back by her damsel-in-distress role. When she finally became an ace reporter, asinine lessons and her tumultuous romance with Superman dominated her storylines for decades and relegated her journalism to the background. Through it all, Lois remained a fearless and ambitious character, and today she is a beloved icon and an inspiration to many. Though her history is often troubling, Lois's journey, as revealed in Investigating Lois Lane, showcases her ability to always escape the gendered limitations of each era and of the superhero genre as a whole.