9780786431847-0786431849-Superheroes and Gods: A Comparative Study from Babylonia to Batman

Superheroes and Gods: A Comparative Study from Babylonia to Batman

ISBN-13: 9780786431847
ISBN-10: 0786431849
Author: Don LoCicero
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Format: Paperback 255 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780786431847
ISBN-10: 0786431849
Author: Don LoCicero
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Format: Paperback 255 pages

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Acknowledged author Don LoCicero wrote Superheroes and Gods: A Comparative Study from Babylonia to Batman comprising 255 pages back in 2007. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0786431849 and 9780786431847. Since then Superheroes and Gods: A Comparative Study from Babylonia to Batman textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The work provides a unique study of superheroes and gods in literature, popular culture, and ancient myth. The author selects a number of mythological figures (e.g., Babylonia's Gilgamesh and Enkidu), ancient gods (e.g., Greece's Eros and Tartarus), and modern superheroes (e.g., the United States' Superman and Captain Marvel) and identifies the often striking similarities between each unique category of characters. The author contends that the vast majority of mythological superheroes follow the same archetypal character patterns, regardless of each hero's unique time period or culture. Each of the first nine chapters examines the heroes and gods of a particular region or country, while the final chapter examines modern descendants of the hero prototype like Batman and Spiderman and several infamous anti-heroes (for example, Dracula and The Hulk).

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