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What Is a Superhero?

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It's easy to name a superhero--Superman, Batman, Thor, Spiderman, the Green Lantern, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rorschach, Wolverine--but it's not so easy to define what a superhero is. Buffy has superpowers, but she doesn't have a costume. Batman has a costume, but doesn't have superpowers. What is the role of power and superpower? And what are supervillains and why do we need them? In What is a Superhero? , psychologist Robin Rosenberg and comics scholar Peter Coogan explore this question from a variety of viewpoints, ...

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What Is a Superhero?
2013, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199795277

Hardcover

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