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The Resource X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor : Race and Gender in the Comic Books, Joseph J. Darowski

X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor : Race and Gender in the Comic Books, Joseph J. Darowski

Label
X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor : Race and Gender in the Comic Books
Title
X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor
Title remainder
Race and Gender in the Comic Books
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Darowski
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"First appearing in 1963, The Uncanny X-Men had a rough start, lasting until 1970 when the comic book was canceled due to low sales. Following a relaunch in 1975, however, it found new popularity thanks to intricate scripting by Chris Claremont and the artwork of John Byrne. Within a few years, The Uncanny X-Men was one of Marvel Comics' best-selling series and over the decades it became one of the most successful and popular franchises in comic book history. Spin-off titles, mini-series, multimedia adaptations, and a massively expanded cast of characters followed. One of the reasons for the success of X-Men is its powerful 'mutant metaphor, ' which enhances the stories with cultural significance and the exploration of themes such as societal prejudice and discrimination. In X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor: Race and Gender in the Comic Books, Joseph J. Darowski thoroughly analyzes The Uncanny X-Men, providing its historical background and dividing the long-running series into distinct eras. Each chapter examines the creators and general plot lines, followed by a closer analysis of the principal characters and key stories. The final chapter explores the literal use of race and gender rather than the metaphorical or thematic ways such issues have been addressed. This analysis includes insights gained from interviews with several comic book creators, and dozens of illustrations from the comic book series. Of particular significance are statistics that track the race and gender of every X-Men hero, villain, and supporting character. By delving into the historical background of the series and closely examining characters and stories, X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor illuminates an important popular culture phenomenon." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Darowski, Joseph J
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6728.X2
LC item number
D37 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • X-Men (Fictitious characters)
  • Race in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
Label
X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor : Race and Gender in the Comic Books, Joseph J. Darowski
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com.lscsproxy.lonestar.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=761296
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877868390
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (203 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442232082
Lccn
2013044977
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1710450
  • (OCoLC)877868390
Label
X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor : Race and Gender in the Comic Books, Joseph J. Darowski
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com.lscsproxy.lonestar.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=761296
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877868390
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (203 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442232082
Lccn
2013044977
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1710450
  • (OCoLC)877868390

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