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Lloyd, Peter B. "Superman’s Moral Evolution." In: The Man from Krypton. A Closer Look at Superman. Hrsg. v. Glenn Yeffeth. (Smart Pop.) Dallas: Benbella Books, 2006, S. 181–198.
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BibTeX citation key: Lloyd2006a
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Keywords: "Superman", Ethik, Gewalt, Justiz, Philosophie, Superheld, USA
Creators: Lloyd, Yeffeth
Publisher: Benbella Books (Dallas)
Collection: The Man from Krypton. A Closer Look at Superman
This essay examines Superman’s attitude to violence and the rule of law in the early years of the ‘Golden Era’ of Superman Comics (1938–1943), and contrasts this with his more nuanced modern stance. Widely known as a good guy, queaky clean, and honour-bound not to take human life, Superman in his early days had somewhat a lax attitude toward ethics. He would habitually assault suspects, torture, and kill people – all whilst maintaining the rhetoric that he was upholding law and order and the American Way of Life. Thankfully, he has moved on a long way since then. He has become reflective, sometimes even introverted, and has developed a more nuanced stance in his defence of the American Way of Life.
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