Why they won't save us: Political dispositions in the conflicts of superheroes

Woody Evans

Abstract


Comic book superheroes tend to be conservative and their opponents progressive. Here I explore the reasons for heroic conservatism, review recent disruptions to the trend, and consider what superhuman politics can tell us about our own transhuman and science fictional conditions.

Keywords


Comics; Conservatism; Politics

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2014.0533

License URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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