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Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society
By Danny Fingeroth and Stan Lee (foreword by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Continuum Intl Pub Group
Publication date April 1, 2004
Pages 192
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780826415394
ISBN-10 0826415393
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $110.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Why are so many of the superhero myths tied up with loss, often violent, of parents or parental figures? What is the significance of the dual identity? What makes some superhuman figures "good" and others "evil"? Why are so many of the prime superheroes white and male? How has the superhero evolved over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries? And how might the myths be changing? Why is it that the key superhero archetypes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the X-Men - touch primal needs and experiences in everyone? Why has the superhero moved beyond the pages of comics into other media? All these topics, and more, are covered in this lively and original exploration of the reasons why the superhero - in comic books, films, and TV - is such a potent myth for our times and culture.

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from Continuum Intl Pub Group (April 1, 2004)
9780826415394 | details & prices | 192 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $110.00
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from Bloomsbury USA Academic (February 1, 2004)
9780826415400 | details & prices | 208 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $34.95
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