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The British Superhero

Chris Murray


This book reveals the largely unknown and rather surprising history of the British superhero. It is often thought that Britain did not have its own superheroes, yet this book demonstrates that there were a great many in Britain and that they were often used as a way to comment on the relationship between Britain and America. Sometimes they emulated the style of American comics, but they also frequently became sites of resistance to perceived American political and cultural hegemony, drawing upon satire and parody as a means of critique. The book illustrates that the superhero genre is a blend ... More

Keywords: satire, British superhero, American comics, parody, British comics, popular culture, science fiction, American superhero, penny dreadfuls, British Invasion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496807373
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2018 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Murray, author
University of Dundee