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020    9781476683157|q(softcover) 
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100 1  Wood, Christopher,|d1972-|eauthor. 
245 10 Heroes masked and mythic :|bechoes of ancient archetypes 
       in comic book characters /|cChristopher Wood. 
264  1 Jefferson, North Carolina :|bMcFarland & Company, Inc., 
       Publishers,|c[2021] 
300    ix, 254 pages :|billustrations ;|c23 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-250) and 
       index. 
505 00 |tCaptain America : an Achilles for the modern age --
       |tWonder Woman : echoes of the Amazon warrior --|tA mind 
       for war : Odysseus and the iron avenger --|tUnstoppable 
       rage : the Incredible Hulk and the Greek Berserker --|tThe
       heart of the African warrior : Memnon and Black Panther --
       |tHe who commands the sea : Proteus, Scamander and 
       denizens of the deep --|tDouble trouble : divine twins in 
       the epic tradition --|tDefending the epic city : Gotham 
       and Troy --|tSwift and true : tales of the epic archer --
       |tGods among us : hero as man and Superman --|tWind 
       walkers and winged warriors : Hawkman, Falcon and the sons
       of Boreas --|tDangerous beauty : Helen of Troy and the 
       femme fatale --|tThe hand of fate : the infinity gauntlet 
       and the Moirai. 
520    "Epic battles, hideous monsters and a host of petty gods-
       the world of Classical mythology continues to fascinate 
       and inspire. Heroes like Herakles, Achilles and Perseus 
       have influenced Western art and literature for centuries, 
       and today are reinvented in the modern superhero. What 
       does Iron Man have to do with the Homeric hero Odysseus? 
       How does the African warrior Memnon compare with Marvel's 
       Black Panther? Do DC's Wonder Woman and Xena the Warrior 
       Princess reflect the tradition of Amazon women such as 
       Penthesileia? How does the modern superhero's journey echo
       that of the epic warrior? With fresh insight into ancient 
       Greek texts and historical art, this book examines modern 
       superhero archetypes and iconography in film as the 
       crystallization of the hero's journey in the modern 
       imagination"--|cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Superheroes|zUnited States|xGreek influences. 
650  0 Comic books, strips, etc.|zUnited States|xHistory and 
       criticism. 
650  0 Motion pictures|zUnited States|xHistory. 
650  0 Archetype (Psychology) 
655  7 Graphic novels.|2lcgft 
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