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Gospel According to Superheroes Religion and Pop Culture

ISBN-10: 0820474223

ISBN-13: 9780820474229

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: B. J. Oropeza, Stan Lee

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Book details

List price: $33.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Peter Lang AG International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 8/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 295
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Stan Lee, 1925 Stan Lee was born in 1925. He joined Marvel Comics in the early 1940's and has remained there for 60 years. He is the creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, and has more than 2 billion comics books featuring these well known characters in print. While employed at Marvel Comics, Lee signed a contract that prohibited him from working for any company besides Marvel. When Marvel went bankrupt, the contract became null and void and Lee created his own company called Stan Lee Media. He remains Chairman Emeritus at Marvel, but spends most of his time on his new internet based company. Stan Lee Media will feature downloadable Superheroes. Lee also signed a deal with DC Comics to revamp some of their signature characters, including Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Foreword
Introduction : superhero myth and the restoration of paradise
Superman : a popular culture messiah
The true Ubermensch : Batman as humanistic myth
Wonder Woman mythology : heroes from the ancient world and their progeny
"Okay, Axis, here we come!" : Captain America and superhero teams from World War II and the Cold War
Gods and fantastic mortals : the superheroes of Jack Kirby
"Behold! : the hero has become like one of us" : the perfectly imperfect Spider-Man
Running from or embracing the truth inside you? : Bruce Banner and the Hulk as a paradigm for the inner self
The god-man revisited : Christology through the blank eyes of the silver surfer
Mutants that are all too human : the X-Men, Magneto, and original sin
Superheroes in crisis : postmodern deconstruction and reconstruction in comics books and graphic novels
Pulp heroes in the shadow of God
Superheroes in film and pop culture : silhouettes of redemption on the screen
Neo : messianic superhero of The matrix
Conclusion : superheroes in God's image