The Ages of Wonder Woman

The Ages of Wonder Woman

In this collection of new essays, each examines a specific period or storyline from Wonder Woman comic books and analyzes that story in regard to contemporary issues in American society.

Author: Joseph J. Darowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476613611

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Created in 1941 by the psychologist William Marston, Wonder Woman would go on to have one of the longest continuous runs of published comic book adventures in the history of the industry. More than 70 years after her debut, Wonder Woman remains a popular culture icon. Throughout the intervening years many comic book creators have had a hand in guiding her story, resulting in different interpretations of the Amazon Princess. In this collection of new essays, each examines a specific period or storyline from Wonder Woman comic books and analyzes that story in regard to contemporary issues in American society.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Kohl, Paul R., 'Wonder Woman's lib: feminism and the “new” amazing Amazon', in Joseph J. Darowski (ed.), The Ages of Wonder Woman: Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times (Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Co., 2014), pp. 90–100.

Author: Joan Ormrod

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786725813

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Wonder Woman was created in the early 1940s as a paragon of female empowerment and beauty and her near eighty-year history has included seismic socio-cultural changes. In this book, Joan Ormrod analyses key moments in the superheroine's career and views them through the prism of the female body. This book explores how Wonder Woman's body has changed over the years as her mission has shifted from being an ambassador for peace and love to the greatest warrior in the DC transmedia universe, as she's reflected increasing technological sophistication, globalisation and women's changing roles and ambitions. Wonder Woman's physical form, Ormrod argues, is both an articulation of female potential and attempts to constrain it. Her body has always been an amalgamation of the feminine ideal in popular culture and wider socio-cultural debate, from Betty Grable to the 1960s 'mod' girl, to the Iron Maiden of the 1980s.
Categories: Performing Arts

Reborn of Crisis

Reborn of Crisis

In The Ages of Wonder Woman: Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times. Ed. Joseph Darowski. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014. pp. 7–21. Gabriel, Fernando and Pagnoni Berns. “War Foreign Policy and the Media: The Rucker Years.

Author: Annika Hagley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429885150

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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This book examines the dominant popular culture convention of the superhero, situated within the most significant global event of the last 20 years. Exploring the explosion of the superhero genre post-9/11, it sheds fresh light on the manner in which American society has processed and continues to process the trauma from the terrorist attacks. Beginning with the development of Batman in comics, television, and film, the authors offer studies of popular films including Iron Man, Captain America, The X-Men, Black Panther, and Wonder Woman, revealing the ways in which these texts meditate upon the events and aftermath of 9/11 and challenge the dominant hyper-patriotic narrative that emerged in response to the attacks. A study of the superhero genre’s capacity to unpack complex global interplays that question America’s foreign policy actions and the white, militarized masculinity that has characterized major discourses following 9/11, this volume explores the engagement of superhero films with issues of authority, patriotism, war, morals, race, gender, surveillance, the military industrial complex, and American political and social identities. As such, it will appeal to scholars and students of cultural and media studies, film studies, sociology, politics, and American studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Ages of Wonder Woman

The Ages of Wonder Woman

Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times Joseph J. Darowski. “The Dark Amazon Saga: Diana Meets the Iron Age” considers a storyline in which Artemis replaces Diana Prince as Wonder Woman. The art, narrative, and themes of this ...

Author: Joseph J. Darowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476613611

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Created in 1941 by the psychologist William Marston, Wonder Woman would go on to have one of the longest continuous runs of published comic book adventures in the history of the industry. More than 70 years after her debut, Wonder Woman remains a popular culture icon. Throughout the intervening years many comic book creators have had a hand in guiding her story, resulting in different interpretations of the Amazon Princess. In this collection of new essays, each examines a specific period or storyline from Wonder Woman comic books and analyzes that story in regard to contemporary issues in American society.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Ages of the Justice League

The Ages of the Justice League

Jefferson, nC: McFarland, 2012. _____. “wonder woman Comics and Military Technology After Sputnik.” in The Ages of Wonder Woman: Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times. Ed. Joseph J. Darowski. Jefferson, nC: McFarland, 2014.

Author: Joseph J. Darowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476662251

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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The first superhero team from the Silver Age of comics, DC's Justice League has seen many iterations since its first appearance in 1960. As the original comic book continued and spin-off titles proliferated, talented writers, artists and editors adapted the team to appeal to changing audience tastes. This collection of new essays examines more than five decades of Justice League comics and related titles. Each essay considers a storyline or era of the franchise in its historical and social contexts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Jon Arvedon, “Wonder Woman: Phil Jimenez Discusses His Love for DC's Amazon,” Comic Book Herald (last modified January 30, ... “Out of the Refrigerator,” in The Ages of Wonder Woman: Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times, ed.

Author: Regina Luttrell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538153895

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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This book looks at Wonder Woman's creation, mysterious identity, and deep roots in the feminist movement, as well as the cultural and psychological impact she has had on five generations of fans, from the Baby Boomers through to today.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Ages of The Flash

The Ages of The Flash

“The Dark Amazon Saga: Diana Meets the Iron Age.” The Ages of Wonder Woman: Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times, edited by Joseph J. Darowski, McFarland, 2014, pp. 174–183. Hammontree, D.R. “Extreme Transitions: Trends and ...

Author: Joseph J. Darowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476635668

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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While many American superheroes have multiple powers and complex gadgets, the Flash is simply fast. This simplicity makes his character easily comprehendible for all audiences, whether they are avid comic fans or newcomers to the genre, and in turn he has become one of the most iconic figures in the comic-book industry. This collection of new essays serves as a stepping-stone to an even greater understanding of the Flash, examining various iterations of his character—including those of Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West and Bart Allen—and what they reveal about the era in which they were written.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Ages of the Black Panther

The Ages of the Black Panther

J Also EdiTEd By osEPh J. dArowski And from mcfArlAnd The Ages of The Flash: Essays on the Fastest Man Alive ... in Changing Times (2015) The Ages of Wonder Woman: Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times (2014) The Ages of the ...

Author: Joseph J. Darowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476675220

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

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Black Panther was the first black superhero in mainstream comic books, and his most iconic adventures are analyzed here. This collection of new essays explores Black Panther's place in the Marvel universe, focusing on the comic books. With topics ranging from the impact apartheid and the Black Panther Party had on the comic to theories of gender and animist imagery, these essays analyze individual storylines and situate them within the socio-cultural framework of the time periods in which they were created, drawing connections that deepen understanding of both popular culture and the movements of society. Supporting characters such as Everett K. Ross and T'Challa's sister Shuri are also considered. From his creation in 1966 by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee up through the character's recent adventures by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze, more than fifty years of the Black Panther's history are addressed.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Ages of the Incredible Hulk

The Ages of the Incredible Hulk

JOSEPH J. DAROWSKI The Ages of Iron Man: Essays on the Armored Avenger in Changing Times () The Ages of Wonder Woman: Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times () The Ages of the X-Men: Essays on the Children of the Atom in ...

Author: Joseph J. Darowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476623016

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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The Incredible Hulk is one of the earliest Marvel Comics superheroes. Through the decades, the character and his narrative elements—the causes of Bruce Banner’s transformations, the Hulk’s strength, intelligence and skin color, the stories’ tone, theme and sources of conflict—have been continually reinvented to remain relevant. This collection of new essays explores Marvel’s more than five decades of Hulk comics. The contributors analyze the Hulk and his supporting cast in their shifting historical contexts, offering insights into both our popular entertainment and our cultural history. Topics include the Cold War’s influence on early Incredible Hulk issues, a feminist reading of She-Hulk and writer Peter David’s focus on the AIDS crisis.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Ages of Iron Man

The Ages of Iron Man

JOSEPH J. DAROWSKI The Ages of Wonder Woman: Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times (2014) The Ages of the X-Men: Essays on the Children of the Atom in Changing Times (2014) The Ages of the Avengers: Essays on the Earth's ...

Author: Joseph J. Darowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476620749

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Billionaire industrialist, cold warrior, weapons designer, alcoholic, philanthropist, Avenger—Tony Stark, alter-ego of Marvel Comics’ Iron Man, has played many roles in his five decades as a superhero. From his 1963 comics debut in Tales of Suspense to the recent film adaptations—The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013)—hundreds of creators have had a hand in writing the character with evolving depictions and distinct artistic styles. This collection of essays provides an historical overview of an important figure in American popular culture and a close reading of Iron Man’s most iconic story lines, including his origin in Vietnam, “Demon in a Bottle,” “Civil War,” and “Extremis.”
Categories: Literary Criticism