Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical Essays on the History and Meaning of Spider-Man
Robert Moses Peaslee, Robert G. Weiner
McFarland, May 22, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 271 pages
This volume collects a wide-ranging sample of fresh analyses of Spider-Man. It traverses boundaries of medium, genre, epistemology and discipline in essays both insightful and passionate that move forward the study of one of the world's most beloved characters. The editors have crafted the book for fans, creators and academics alike. Foreword by Tom DeFalco, with poetry and an afterword by Gary Jackson (winner of the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize).
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Elegy for Gwen Stacy
I Historical Cultural and Pedagogical Angles
II Considering Specific Graphic Novels
III The J Jonah Jameson Problem
IV SpiderMan and Other Sequential Art Characters
Other editions - View all
Accessed album alter ego Amazing Fantasy 15 Amazing Spider-Man American appearance audience Aunt May’s Batman becomes Bruce Wayne’s Captain America character cinema comic book concept convergence costume created Daily Bugle death DeFalco DeMatteis depicted Doctor Octopus episode essay fans father female fictional game developers gender Gil Kane Glover graphic novel Green Goblin Gwen Stacy Harry hero hero’s human identity issue John Romita Jonah Jameson Kraven Lee’s male Marvel Comics Mary Jane MaryJane movie musical narrative narrator nerd Norman Osborn Octavius ofAmazing ofthe original Peter Parker play popular culture present production published Punisher Raimi readers relationship responsibility role scientists sequential art SMAS social Spider Spider-Man comics Spider-Man films Spidey’s Stan Lee Steve Ditko story storyline suggests super super-villain superhero Superman technologies teenage television tells TheAmazing Spider-Man trauma trilogy Ultimate Spider-Man Uncle Ben’s videogame villains Wertham York