The Amazing Transforming Superhero! Essays on the Revision of Characters in Comic Books, Film and Television
by Terrence R. Wandtke (Ed.)
Edited by Terrence R. Wandtke
Cover Artist: Digital Vision
McFarland Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780786431892
Date: 22 May 2007 List Price $35.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: This collection of essays analyzes the many ways in which comic book and film superheroes have been revised or rewritten in response to changes in real-world politics, social mores, and popular culture. Among many topics covered are the jingoistic origin of Captain America in the wake of the McCarthy hearings, the post-World War II fantasy-feminist role of Wonder Woman, and the Nietzschean influences on the "sidekick revolt" in the 2004 film The Incredibles.