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Weiner, Robert G. (Hrsg.): Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero. Critical Essays. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2009. (243 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0786437030
BibTeX citation key: Weiner2009
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Keywords: "Captain America", Aufsatzsammlung, Superheld, USA
Creators: Weiner
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
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Abstract
For more than 60 years, Captain America was one of Marvel Comics’ flagship characters, representing truth, strength, liberty, and justice. The assassination of his alter ego, Steve Rogers, rocked the comic world, leaving numerous questions about his life and death.
This book discusses topics including the representation of Nazi Germany in Captain America Comics from the 1940s to the 1960s; the creation of Captain America in light of the Jewish American experience; the relationship between Captain America and UK Marvel’s Captain Britain; the groundbreaking partnership between Captain America and African American superhero the Falcon; and the attempts made to kill the character before his “real” death.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (vii)
Key to Abbreviations (xi)
John Shelton Lawrence: Foreword  (1)
Robert G. Weiner: Introduction  (9)

GENERAL HISTORY
Christopher J. Hayton and David L. Albright: O Captain! My Captain! (15)

WORLD WAR II
John E. Moser: Madmen, Morons, and Monocles: The Portrayal of the Nazis in Captain America (24)
Mark R. McDermott: The Invaders and the All-Star Squadron: Roy Thomas Revisits the Golden Age (36)
Nicholas Yanes: Graphic Imagery: Jewish American Comic Book Creators’ Depictions of Class, Race, Patriotism and the Birth of the Good Captain (53)

RACIAL ISSUES
Ora C. McWilliams: Not Just Another Racist Honkey: A History of Racial Representation in Captain America and Related Publications (66)
Brian E. Hack: Weakness Is a Crime: Captain America and the Eugenic Ideal in Early Twentieth-Century America (79)

PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILES
Robert G. Weiner: Sixty-Five Years of Guilt Over the Death of Bucky (90)
Shawn Gillen: Captain America, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and the Vietnam Era (104)

COMPARISONS OF CAPTAIN AMERICA WITH OTHER CHARACTERS
Nicholas D. Molnar: The Historical Value of Bronze Age Comics: Captain America and the Haunted Tank (116)
Jackson Sutliff: The Ultimate American? (121)
Cord Scott: The Alpha and the Omega: Captain America and the Punisher (125)
Jason Dittmer: Captain America and Captain Britain: Geopolitical Identity and “the Special Relationship” (135)
Mark R. McDermott: History of the Marvel Zombies and Colonel America among the Marvel Zombies (147)

POLITICAL INTERPRETATIONS AND THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA
David Walton: “Captain America Must Die”: The Many Afterlives of Steve Rogers (160)
Phillip L. Cunningham: Stevie’s Got a Gun: Captain America and His Problematic Use of Lethal Force (176)
Christian Steinmetz: A Genealogy of Evil: Captain America vs. the Shadows of the National Imagined Community (190)

LITERARY INTERPRETATIONS
Mike S. DuBose: The Man Behind the Mask? Models of Masculinity and the Persona of Heroes in Captain America Prose Novels (204)

GUIDES
Freedonia Paschall: A Selected Webography: FanFiction (215)
Cord Scott and Robert G. Weiner: A Selected Filmographic Essay (218)
Jason Dittmer and Robert G. Weiner: A Selected Bibliographic Essay: Academic Literature (227)

J.M. DeMatteis: Afterword (241)

About the Contributors (245)
Index (247)


  
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