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

Authors

  • Woody Evans Zayed University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2014.0533

Keywords:

Comics, Conservatism, Politics

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.

Author Biography

Woody Evans, Zayed University

Woody Evans is Assistant Professor, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates.

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Published

2014-09-15

How to Cite

Evans, W. (2014). Why they won’t save us: Political dispositions in the conflicts of superheroes. Transformative Works and Cultures, 17. https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2014.0533

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