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The Artistry of Neil GaimanFinding Light in the Shadows$
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Joseph Michael Sommers and Kyle Eveleth

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496821645

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496821645.001.0001

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Neil Gaiman and the Multifarious Approach to the Superhero

Neil Gaiman and the Multifarious Approach to the Superhero

(p.51) Neil Gaiman and the Multifarious Approach to the Superhero
The Artistry of Neil Gaiman

Darren Harris-Fain

University Press of Mississippi

In this chapter, Darren Harris-Fain offers a structuralist examination of the comics career of Neil Gaiman. Overseeing a longitudinal analysis of his work in the medium, Harris-Fain separates Gaiman's work into five distinct criteria: 1) the straightforward/direct; 2) the oblique/indirect; 3) the revisionist; 4) the comic; and 5) the mythic. While not mutually exclusive, they do, for the first time, offer clear connections between his works for all companies while distinguishing his career as it developed over the years.

Keywords:   Comics, Superheroes, Taxonomy, comics' history, structuralism

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