By Jason Dittmer
Nationalist superheroes—such as Captain the US, Captain Canuck, and Union Jack—often characterize the “nation-state” for readers, yet how do those characters and comedian books tackle problems with multiculturalism and geopolitical order? In his enticing booklet Captain the United States and the Nationalist Superhero, geographer Jason Dittmer strains the evolution of the comedian publication style because it tailored to new nationwide audiences. He argues that those iconic superheroes give a contribution to our modern understandings of nationwide identification, the righteous use of energy, and the position of the us, Canada, and Britain within the world.
Tracing the nationalist superhero style from its international conflict II origins to modern manifestations in the course of the global, Captain the United States and the Nationalist Superhero analyzes approximately 1000 comedian books and viewers responses to these books. Dittmer additionally interviews key comedian publication writers from Stan Lee and J. M. DeMatteis to Steve Englehart and Paul Cornell.
At a time while pop culture is saturated with superheroes and their exploits, Captain the USA and the Nationalist Superhero highlights the original courting among pop culture and foreign relations.
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