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Mythology of the Superhero

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ISBN-10: 1476662487

ISBN-13: 9781476662480

Edition: 2016

Authors: Andrew R. Bahlmann

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Superheroes have been an integral part of popular society for decades. Over time, superheroes have developed their own mythology. Though scholars and fans have recognized and commented on this myth, the structure of the mythology has gone largely unexplored until now. The lexicon at the heart of this book gives a structure that can be used to identify the mythology as it applies to characters, stories, and other forms of narrative. The lexicon is the first effort to codify the mythology and how it works. Included are specific and detailed examinations of the myth in several narratives, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Green Arrow, especially in the CW series Arrow; and Beowulf. It also…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 4/27/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English