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The world of DC comics / Andrew J. Friedenthal.

Author/Creator:
Friedenthal, Andrew J. author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019. , ©2019
Series:
Imaginary worlds
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 108 pages ; 21 cm.
Subjects:
DC Comics, Inc.
DC Comics, Inc.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism.
Imaginary places in literature.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Imaginary places in literature.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"The first sustained study of the DC Comics Multiverse, this book explores its history, meanings, and lasting influence. The multiverse is a unique exercise in world-building: a series of parallel and interactive worlds with a cohesive cosmology, developed by various creators over more than fifty years. In examining DC's unique worlds and characters, the book illustrates the expansive potential of a multiverse, full of characters, histories, geographies, religions, ethnographies, and more, and allowing for expressions of legacy, multiplicity, and play that have defined much of DC Comics' output. It shows how a multiverse can be a vital, energizing part of any imaginary world, and argues that students and creators of such worlds would do well to explore the implications and complexities of this world-building technique. Andrew J. Friedenthal has crafted a ground-breaking, engaging and thoughtful examination of the multiverse, of interest to scholars and enthusiasts of not just comics studies, but also the fields of media studies and imaginary world studies."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
A brief history of the multiverse
The multiverse in crisis
Cartographers of the multiverse
Beyond the multiverse.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Friedenthal, Andrew J., author. World of DC comics
ISBN:
9780815370574
0815370571
OCLC:
1079411093
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