Super-History: Comic Book Superheroes and American Society SC (2012) comic books
Published June 22, 2012 by McFarland.$40.00
1st printing. By Jeffrey K. Johnson. In the eight decades since Superman's debut, comic book superheroes have become an indispensible part of American society and the nation's dominant mythology. They represent America's hopes, dreams, fears, and needs and have become ingrained in the nation's social and cultural fabric. As a form of popular literature, superhero narratives have closely mirrored and molded social trends and changes, influencing and reflecting political, social, and cultural events. This study provides a decade by decade chronicle of American history from 1938 to 2010 through the lens of superhero comics. Softcover, 236 pages, Text 9with B&W Photos). Cover price $40.00.