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

  • Woody Evans Zayed University
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.
Published
2014-09-15
Section
Symposium