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Great Power and Great Responsibility is a book about what makes comics tick, and about how the philosophies of the world are reflected back at us through comics. By investigating certain iconic series with academic rigour, Mann is showing how much of the world is captured in the comic series, particularly our ideas of power, justice and responsibility. In clear and accessible prose Mann first takes the reader through the beginning mechanics of the comic, so that they can follow his arguments better, and then shows how philosophies play out in different series. From Bomb Queen and Sheena to the Watchmen and Planetary he delves into what drove the authors of the different series, how their political views shaped the comics and in turn influenced the comics readers. He ends with a fascinating look at the culture that creates and consumes the comic series.

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Douglas Mann is an adjunct professor at King’s University College and the University of Western Ontario. He is the author of three previous books, including Understanding Society: A Survey of Modern Social Theory.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781894987790
Author:
Mann, Douglas
Publisher:
Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20141131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
450
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.6 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Literary
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Nonfiction
Humanities » Literary Criticism » Comics and Graphic Novels

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