LOVE SEX GENDER & SUPERHEROES SC
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS
(W) Jeffery A Brown
Impossibly muscular men and voluptuous women parade around in revealing, skintight outfits, and their romantic and sexual entanglements are a key part of the ongoing drama. Love, Sex, Gender, and Superheroes
examines a full range of superhero media, from comics to films to television to merchandising. With a keen eye for the genre's complex and internally contradictory mythology, comics scholar Jeffrey A. Brown considers its mixed messages. With examples spanning from the Golden Ages of DC and Marvel comics up to recent works like the TV series The Boys
, this study provides a comprehensive look at how superhero media shapes our perceptions of love, sex, and gender.
In Shops: Nov 17, 2021