By Barbara Brownie,Danny Graydon
This ebook offers the 1st interdisciplinary research of the superhero gown and investigates wide-ranging matters similar to identification, otherness, ritual gown and cover. research makes a speciality of the consequences of donning superhero gown, exploring interpretations of the costumed hero and the level to which the gown defines his or her position. utilizing examples throughout quite a few media (comic books, movie, and tv) with case reports together with The X-Men, Watchmen, real-life superheroes comparable to Phoenix Jones and Pussy revolt, and viewers actions equivalent to cosplay, The Superhero Costume provides new views at the more and more renowned genre.
A energetic and thorough account of superhero models all through heritage, The Superhero Costume could be crucial interpreting for college kids of visible tradition, pop culture, type and cultural studies.