Vital Lies, Vital Truths
This book has sought to demonstrate the centrality of death and disability in mainstream superhero comics of the so-called Silver Age and beyond, spanning the late 1950s to the early 1990s. The Silver Age's new approach on the superhero genre—which fanned postwar anxieties over sociocultural changes pertaining to gender, race, and physical infirmity—constituted a direct assault on the white phallocratic order in the US of this era. This concluding chapter suggests that popular-culture depictions of disability, such as in the Silver Age superhero genre, marks the emergence of an epoch when there will be no “rejected” or “negative” bodies. The inclusion of such imagery and characters into the genre reflected and helped shape a vast social movement—a civil and human rights struggle to acknowledge the fundamental dignity of all people.
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