Superheroes!: Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films by Roz Kaveney
I. B. Tauris | March 18, 2008 | English | ISBN: 1845115694 | 288 pages | PDF | 6 MB
Modern myths, cheap trash or the objects of fetishist desire?
Most people know something about Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and Wonder Woman, even if what they know is heavily filtered through film and television versions, rather than the comics in which they first appeared. Yet, even though the continuity of the DC and Marvel Comics universes rival or surpass in size almost anything else in Western culture, surprisingly little attention has been paid to comics, which we are supposed to grow out of.