The world of DC comics / Andrew J. Friedenthal
- Friedenthal, Andrew J.
- New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
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- Physical Description:
- ix, 108 pages ; 21 cm.
- Imaginary worlds
- A brief history of the multiverse -- The multiverse in crisis -- Cartographers of the multiverse -- Beyond the multiverse.
- "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."--
- 9780815370574 (hardback ; alk. paper)
0815370571 (hardback ; alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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