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Book Ms  Marvel Vol  2

Download or read book Ms Marvel Vol 2 written by G. Willow Wilson and published by Marvel Entertainment. This book was released on 2015-03-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects Ms. Marvel (2014) #6-11.

Book Gender and the Superhero Narrative

Download or read book Gender and the Superhero Narrative written by Michael Goodrum and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2018-10-01 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by Dorian L. Alexander, Janine Coleman, Gabriel Gianola, Mel Gibson, Michael Goodrum, Tim Hanley, Vanessa Hemovich, Christina Knopf, Christopher McGunnigle, Samira Nadkarni, Ryan North, Lisa Perdigao, Tara Prescott-Johnson, Philip Smith, and Maite Ucaregui The explosive popularity of San Diego’s Comic-Con, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One, and Netflix’s Jessica Jones and Luke Cage all signal the tidal change in superhero narratives and mainstreaming of what were once considered niche interests. Yet just as these areas have become more openly inclusive to an audience beyond heterosexual white men, there has also been an intense backlash, most famously in 2015’s Gamergate controversy, when the tension between feminist bloggers, misogynistic gamers, and internet journalists came to a head. The place for gender in superhero narratives now represents a sort of battleground, with important changes in the industry at stake. These seismic shifts—both in the creation of superhero media and in their critical and reader reception—need reassessment not only of the role of women in comics, but also of how American society conceives of masculinity. Gender and the Superhero Narrative launches ten essays that explore the point where social justice meets the Justice League. Ranging from comics such as Ms. Marvel, Batwoman: Elegy, and Bitch Planet to video games, Netflix, and cosplay, this volume builds a platform for important voices in comics research, engaging with controversy and community to provide deeper insight and thus inspire change.

Book Muslim American Hyphenations

Download or read book Muslim American Hyphenations written by Mahwash Shoaib and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-05-19 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Muslim American Hyphenations presents critical perspectives on the diverse compositions of hyphenated Muslim American identities in literary, artistic, and performative texts. Scholars analyze the intersections of faith and culture in the expressive modes used by Muslim Americans to contest the domains of secularity, nation, race, gender, and class.

Book Veiled Superheroes

    Book Details:
  • Author : Sophia Rose Arjana
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2017-11-01
  • ISBN : 1498536530
  • Pages : 179 pages

Download or read book Veiled Superheroes written by Sophia Rose Arjana and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2017-11-01 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This groundbreaking study examines Muslim female superheroes within a matrix of Islamic theology, feminism, and contemporary political discourse. Through a close reading of texts including Ms. Marvel, Qahera, and The 99, Sophia Rose Arjana argues that these powerful and iconic characters reflect independence and agency, reflecting the diverse lives of Muslim girls and women in the world today.

Book Comic Connections

    Book Details:
  • Author : Sandra Eckard
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2018-12-28
  • ISBN : 1475828098
  • Pages : 200 pages

Download or read book Comic Connections written by Sandra Eckard and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-12-28 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is designed to help teachers from middle school through college find exciting new strategies to help students develop their literacy skills.

Book Geek Heroines  An Encyclopedia of Female Heroes in Popular Culture

Download or read book Geek Heroines An Encyclopedia of Female Heroes in Popular Culture written by Karen M. Walsh and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-10-11 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Geek Heroines not only tells the stories of fictional and real women, but also explores how they represent changes in societal views of women, including women of color and the LGBTQ community. • Provides readers with an intersectional approach to geek culture that incorporates a variety of female identities • Details the historical problems of women's representation in geek culture including hypersexualization, bi-erasure, and transgender issues • Focuses on how characters and real-life women empower female identifications • Analyzes the geek community's history of sexism focusing on how social norms lead to one-dimensional characterizations

Book Life in Plastic

Download or read book Life in Plastic written by Caren Irr and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A vital contribution to environmental humanities that explores artistic responses to the plastic age Since at least the 1960s, plastics have been a defining feature of contemporary life. They are undeniably utopian—wondrously innovative, cheap, malleable, durable, and convenient. Yet our proliferating use of plastics has also triggered catastrophic environmental consequences. Plastics are piling up in landfills, floating in oceans, and contributing to climate change and cancer clusters. They are derived from petrochemicals and enmeshed with the global oil economy, and they permeate our consumer goods and their packaging, our clothing and buildings, our bodies and minds. Plastic reshapes our cultural and social imaginaries. With impressive breadth and compelling urgency, the essays in Life in Plastic examine the arts and literature of the plastic age. Focusing mainly on post-1960s North America, the collection spans a wide variety of genres, including graphic novels, superhero comics, utopic and dystopic science fiction, poetry, and satirical prose, as well as vinyl records and visual arts. Essays by a remarkable lineup of cultural theorists interrogate how plastic—as material and concept—has affected human sensibilities and expression. The collection reveals the place of plastic in reshaping how we perceive, relate to, represent, and re-imagine bodies, senses, environment, scale, mortality, and collective well-being. Ultimately, the contributors to Life in Plastic think through plastic with an eye to imagining our way out of plastic, moving toward a postplastic future. Contributors: Crystal Bartolovich, Syracuse U; Maurizia Boscagli, U of California, Santa Barbara; Christopher Breu, Illinois State U; Loren Glass, U of Iowa; Sean Grattan, U of Kent; Nayoung Kim, Brandeis U; Jane Kuenz, U of Southern Maine; Paul Morrison, Brandeis U; W. Dana Phillips, Towson U in Maryland and Rhodes U in Grahamstown, South Africa; Margaret Ronda, UC-Davis; Lisa Swanstrom, U of Utah; Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, Pennsylvania State U; Phillip E. Wegner, U of Florida; Daniel Worden, Rochester Institute of Technology.

Book Comics  Graphic Novels  and Manga

Download or read book Comics Graphic Novels and Manga written by Randall Bonser and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-09-08 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a history of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, detailing the origins of each and providing an overview of their significance to young adult readers.

Book The Routledge Companion to Comics

Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Comics written by Frank Bramlett and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-08-05 with total page 473 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This cutting-edge handbook brings together an international roster of scholars to examine many facets of comics and graphic novels. Contributor essays provide authoritative, up-to-date overviewsof the major topics and questions within comic studies, offering readers a truly global approach to understanding the field. Essays examine: the history of the temporal, geographical, and formal development of comics, including topics like art comics, manga, comix, and the comics code; issues such as authorship, ethics, adaptation, and translating comics connections between comics and other artistic media (drawing, caricature, film) as well as the linkages between comics and other academic fields like linguistics and philosophy; new perspectives on comics genres, from funny animal comics to war comics to romance comics and beyond. The Routledge Companion to Comics expertly organizes representative work from a range of disciplines, including media and cultural studies, literature, philosophy, and linguistics. More than an introduction to the study of comics, this book will serve as a crucial reference for anyone interested in pursuing research in the area, guiding students, scholars, and comics fans alike.

Book Ms  Marvel Vol  5

    Book Details:
  • Author : G. Willow Wilson
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Release : 2019-08-14
  • ISBN : 1302514644
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Ms Marvel Vol 5 written by G. Willow Wilson and published by Marvel Entertainment. This book was released on 2019-08-14 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects Ms. Marvel (2015) #25-38. G. Willow Wilson bids a fond farewell to Kamala Khan as her sensational five-year MS. MARVEL run comes to a close! But where is our heroine? Kamala has vanished, but Jersey City still has a need for heroes! The city's newest crimefighter, Red Dagger, and even ordinary citizens attempt to carry on the brave fight in Ms. Marvel's honor. But when an old enemy re-emerges, will anyone be powerful enough to truly carry the legacy - except Kamala herself? Plus: Calamity strikes during a slumber party! Bruno returns! And he and Kamala must work out how to be friends again! What better way than a little scientific research into Kamala's powers? But when the experiment goes awry, can Ms. Marvel pull herself together in time to triumph over a classic Marvel villain?

Book Ms  Marvel Vol  9

Download or read book Ms Marvel Vol 9 written by G. Willow Wilson and published by Marvel Entertainment. This book was released on 2018-07-18 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects Ms. Marvel (2015) #25-30. Kamala Khan has vanished! But where has she gone, and why? Jersey City still needs heroes, and dozens have begun stepping up to the plate in the wake of Ms. Marvel’s disappearance. The city’s newest super hero, Red Dagger, and even ordinary citizens attempt to carry on the brave fight in Kamala’s honor. Somehow, Ms. Marvel is nowhere but also everywhere at once! Absent but not forgotten, Ms. Marvel has forged a heroic legacy to be proud of. But when an old enemy re-emerges, will anyone be powerful enough to truly carry that legacy — except Kamala herself? As her friends reach out for aid, Kamala’s former idol, Captain Marvel, answers the call! But what happens when Bruno returns from Wakanda — and what will that mean for the Red Dagger?

Book Graphic Novels  A Guide to Comic Books  Manga  and More  2nd Edition

Download or read book Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition written by Michael Pawuk and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-05-30 with total page 719 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Book Entertainment Weekly The Ultimate Guide to Captain Marvel

Download or read book Entertainment Weekly The Ultimate Guide to Captain Marvel written by The Editors of Entertainment Weekly and published by Time Home Entertainment. This book was released on 2019-02-22 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Entertainment Weekly Magazine presents Captain Marvel.

Book Ms  Marvel s America

Download or read book Ms Marvel s America written by Jessica Baldanzi and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2020-02-28 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by José Alaniz, Jessica Baldanzi, Eric Berlatsky, Peter E. Carlson, Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins, Antero Garcia, Aaron Kashtan, Winona Landis, A. David Lewis, Martin Lund, Shabana Mir, Kristin M. Peterson, Nicholaus Pumphrey, Hussein Rashid, and J. Richard Stevens Mainstream superheroes are becoming more and more diverse, with new identities for Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man. Though the Marvel-verse is becoming much more racially, ethnically, and gender diverse, many of these comics remain shy about religion. The new Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, is a notable exception, not only because she is written and conceived by two women, Sana Amanat and G. Willow Wilson, but also because both of these women bring their own experiences as Muslim Americans to the character. This distinct collection brings together scholars from a range of disciplines including literature, cultural studies, religious studies, pedagogy, and communications to engage with a single character, exploring Khan’s significance for a broad readership. While acknowledged as the first Muslim superhero to headline her own series, her character appears well developed and multifaceted in many other ways. She is the first character to take over an established superhero persona, Ms. Marvel, without a reboot of the series or death of the original character. The teenager is also a second-generation immigrant, born to parents who arrived in New Jersey from Pakistan. With essays from and about diverse voices on an array of topics from fashion to immigration history to fandom, this volume includes an exclusive interview with Ms. Marvel author and cocreator G. Willow Wilson by gender studies scholar Shabana Mir.

Book Ms  Marvel  2014   Volume 2

Download or read book Ms Marvel 2014 Volume 2 written by G. Willow Wilson and published by . This book was released on 2015 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects Ms. Marvel (2014) #6-11. Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! If Kamala can stop fan-girling out about meeting her favorite super hero, that is. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity — by meeting the royal dog, Lockjaw! But why is Lockjaw really with Kamala? As Ms. Marvel discovers more about her past, the Inventor continues to threaten her future. Kamala bands together with some unlikely heroes to stop the maniacal villain before he does real damage, but has she taken on more than she can handle? And how much longer can Ms. Marvel's life take over Kamala Khan's? The fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala Khan proves why she's the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is!

Book Marvel s Captain Marvel

Download or read book Marvel s Captain Marvel written by Eleni Roussos and published by Marvel Entertainment. This book was released on 2019-04-24 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Go behind the scenes of the highly anticipated Captain Marvel film with this latest in Marvel's ART OF series! Ace Air Force pilot Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. This collectible volume is full of exclusive concept art and interviews with the creators behind Marvel's first solo super heroine.

Book Marvel Graphic Novels and Related Publications

Download or read book Marvel Graphic Novels and Related Publications written by Robert G. Weiner and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2008-09-18 with total page 399 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel’s mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication’s title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel–related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.