Table of Contents:
- The family of Superman : the superhero team and the promise of universal citizenship -- "Flame on!" Nuclear families, unstable molecules, and the queer history of the Fantastic Four -- Comic book cosmopolitics : the Fantastic Four's counterpublic as a world-making project -- "Where no X-Man has gone before!" Mutant superheroes and the cultural politics of the comic book space opera -- Heroes "that give a damn!" Urban folktales and the triumph of the working-class hero -- Consumed by hellfire : demonic possession and the limits of the superhuman in the 1980s -- Lost in the badlands : radical imagination and the enchantments of mutant solidarity in The new mutants -- Epilogue: Marvelous corpse
- "In The New Mutants, Ramzi Fawaz draws upon queer theory to tell the story of these monstrous fantasy figures and how they grapple with radical politics from Civil Rights and The New Left to Women's and Gay Liberation Movements. Through a series of comic book case studies -- including The Justice League of America, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, and The New Mutants --alongside late 20th century fan writing, cultural criticism, and political documents, Fawaz reveals how the American superhero modeled new forms of social belonging that counterculture youth would embrace in the 1960s and after. The New Mutants provides the first full-length study to consider the relationship between comic book fantasy and radical politics in the modern United States, "--Amazon.com
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-307) and index.
Description based on print version record.
- 1 online resource.
- PN6725 .F37 2016
- 9781479840021 (electronic bk.)
1479840025 (electronic bk.)
9781479814336 (cl, alk. paper) [Invalid]
1479814334 (cl, alk. paper) [Invalid]
9781479823086 (pb, alk. paper) [Invalid]
1479823082 (pb, alk. paper) [Invalid]
Other Standard Numbers:
- [Unknown Type]: 40025682517
Other Control Numbers:
- EBC4004155 (source: MiAaPQ)