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No other run divides Legion of Super-Hero fans like Keith Giffen's. To detractors, it dismantled everything good about the series.In this short book, Dr. Julian Darius argues that Giffen's run offered an ambitious and unprecedented response to the growing maturity of super-hero comics — one that, far from trashing Legion history, actually respected it.(The contents of thisNo other run divides Legion of Super-Hero fans like Keith Giffen's. To detractors, it dismantled everything good about the series.In this short book, Dr. Julian Darius argues that Giffen's run offered an ambitious and unprecedented response to the growing maturity of super-hero comics — one that, far from trashing Legion history, actually respected it.(The contents of this book previously appeared in Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes.)From Sequart Research & Literacy Organization. More info at http://Sequart.org...

Title : Revisionism, Radical Experimentation, and Dystopia in Keith Giffen's Legion of Super-Heroes
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ISBN : 9781481038553
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Number of Pages : 64 Pages
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Revisionism, Radical Experimentation, and Dystopia in Keith Giffen's Legion of Super-Heroes Reviews

  • Glen
    2019-04-13 06:45

    Julian Darius once again proves he doesn't know much about comics, but he does know a lot about academic doublespeak. In the 1980's, DC felt the way to compete with Marvel Comics was to make their products more like Marvel's products. To this end, they decided to do away with everything they thought was silly: Multiple earths, secret identities, and fun. They crafted a mini-series event, Crisis on Infinite Earths to do this, but they didn't completely think through the ramifications of this on their properties. At the same time, DC decided to market their comics less to 12 year olds, and more to college students.Legion Of SuperHeroes was one of the properties most affected. Suddenly without an origin, as well as without purpose. Keith Giffen, then an up and coming comic book star was given the reins. His controversial time on the title brought then trendy political topics to comics.Darius doesn't seem to know much about Giffen. While he describes his art and writing style, Giffen was not conceived in a vacuum. His earlier books, Ambush Bug, and especially The March Hare, lead in quite naturally to his work with the Legion. Somehow, Darius completely missed this. There's other things fairly obvious to comic fans, seem to miss his attention completely.He tries to hide his ignorance behind a veil of academic talk, but it doesn't work with anyone who actually knows a little something about the subject.

  • Julian Darius
    2019-04-09 06:23

  • Julian Darius
    2019-04-10 06:38