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Author Huxley, David, author
Title Lone heroes and the myth of the American West in comic books, 1945-1962 / by David Huxley
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Pivot, 2018
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Descript 1 online resource (ix, 90 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 22 cm
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Series Palgrave studies in comics and graphic novels
Palgrave studies in comics and graphic novels
Note 1. Introduction -- 2. Inventing and Selling 'Buffalo Bill' in Comic Books, 1949-1957 -- 3. Billy the Kid: The Outlaw as Lone Hero, 1952-1958 -- 4. Roping n' Riding: Selling Western Stars, 1946-1962 -- 5. Conclusion
This book examines the role of comics in the perpetuation of the myth of the American West. In particular, it looks at the ways in which lone central characters, and their acts of violence, are posited as heroic. In doing so, the book raises questions both about the role of women in a supposedly male space, in addition to the portrayal of Native Americans within the context of this violence. Various adaptations of historical figures, such as Buffalo Bill and Billy the Kid, as well as film and television stars such as The Lone Ranger and Dale Evans are examined in detail. Although concentrating on American comics, examples both from Britain and France are also analyzed
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism
Western stories -- Comic books, strips, etc
Cultural and Media Studies
Popular Culture
Media and Communication
American Culture
Global/International Culture
Mass Media
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