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The Supervillain Reader$
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Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496826466

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.001.0001

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Art Imitates Life

Art Imitates Life

Nixon as Villain in the Pages of Captain America

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(p.266) Chapter 26 Art Imitates Life
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The Supervillain Reader
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Richard Hall

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.003.0026

This chapter examines the key role played by disability in shaping the origins, motivation, self-perception, appearance, and reception of Silver Age supervillains. Taking the Marvel villains Mole Man and Dr. Doom as case studies, the chapter charts the characters’ first appearances and early depictions as paradigmatic models for how Stan Lee and Jack Kirby redefined villainy in the 1960s (though significantly, they redefined them to a lesser extent than they did superheroes). In particular, the essay examines physical deformity and the terror/anxiety it inspires in the supervillain’s psychological profile.

Keywords:   Dr. Doom, Disability, John Byrne, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee  

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