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Authors

Chris Murray

Year 2017
Pages 320
Publisher University Press of Mississippi
Language en
ISBN 9781496807373
File Size 30.3 MB
File Format EPUB
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Chris Murray reveals the largely unknown and rather surprising history of the British superhero. It is often thought that Britain did not have its own superheroes, yet Murray demonstrates that there were a great many in Britain and that they were often used as a way to comment on the relationship between Britain and America. Sometimes they emulated the style of American comics, but they also frequently became sites of resistance to perceived American political and cultural hegemony, drawing upon satire and parody as a means of critique.