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Superheroes and Gods

A Comparative Study from Babylonia to Batman

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Superheroes and Gods by Don Locicero
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The work provides a unique study of superheroes and gods in literature, popular culture, and ancient myth. The author selects a number of mythological figures (e.g., Babylonia's Gilgamesh and Enkidu), ancient gods (e.g., Greece's Eros and Tartarus), and modern superheroes (e.g., the United States' Superman and Captain Marvel) and identifies the often striking similarities between each unique category of characters. The author contends that the vast majority of mythological superheroes follow the same archetypal character patterns, regardless of each hero's unique time period or culture. Each of the first nine chapters examines the heroes and gods of a particular region or country, while the final chapter examines modern descendants of the hero prototype like Batman and Spiderman and several infamous anti-heroes (for example, Dracula and The Hulk). Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Author Biography

Works by retired professor Don LoCicero include eight published novels, a study of the novella genre, a text on humor and numerous scholarly articles and book reviews. LoCicero lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Release date NZ
September 26th, 2007
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
photos, notes, bibliography, index
Imprint
McFarland & Co Inc
Dimensions
177x255x14
ISBN-13
9780786431847
Product ID
1832548

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