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From Iron Man Back to Trashman: Exploring the Science Fiction and Gothic History of Comics and Graphic Novels Thumbnail

From Iron Man Back to Trashman: Exploring the Science Fiction and Gothic History of Comics and Graphic Novels

Posted by Stuart Lindsay on June 21, 2018 in Uncategorized tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

  Keith A. Spencer writes: ‘In both neoliberalism and superhero movies, politics and big political decisions happen because the elite (politicians or superpeople or supervillains) make them happen. Society is ruled over by benevolent philosopher-kings (plutocrats or superheroes both) who watch over us and aid only when needed’.¹ He furthers this conflation of individualism and neoliberalism in the superhero movie by claiming that ‘there will never be a superhero who originates from a robust democracy or an anarchist commune, because those societies don’t create individual

Gothic Comics Exhibition in London, April-May, 2012. Thumbnail

Gothic Comics Exhibition in London, April-May, 2012.

Posted by Dale Townshend on April 11, 2012 in News tagged with

Tales of Mystery and Medicine, an exhibition of Gothic comics by Roberto Lari, will be held at The Old Operating Theatre Museum, 9A St Thomas’ Street, Southwark, London, SE1 from 19 April to 17 May.   Visit the link for more information.

Blue Demon: You Can’t Kill a Vampire Thumbnail

Blue Demon: You Can’t Kill a Vampire

Posted by Dr Ernesto Priego on January 06, 2012 in Ernesto Priego, Guest Blog tagged with , , , , ,

Blue Demon was one of Mexico's most famous pop culture icons. Like Santo, he was a trans-media property, spanning free wrestling performances, film and comics. These two characters embraced the Gothic producing a successful mash-up of cultural references.