Category: Alumni Authors

Title:American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion: The Superhero Afterlife

Author: A. David Lewis (MA'02)
Date Published: January 1, 2014

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Just as often as superheroes journey into the afterlife, they also return from it. Their surprising immortality has created its own set of storytelling rules and expectations; it also has come to influence their secular readership in new interreligious investigations of narrative character and personal selfhood. Unlocking a new and overdue model for reading comic books, this unique volume explores religious interpretations of popular comic book superheroes such as the Green Lantern and the Hulk.

Palgrave Macmillan (2014)

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