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Mark Gruenwald and the Star Spangled Symbolism of Captain America, 1985-1995
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Mark Gruenwald and the Star Spangled Symbolism of Captain America, 1985-1995

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From 1985 to 1995, Mark Gruenwald was the head writer for Captain America. During this decade, Gruenwald wrote some of the most essential stories in Captain America's history and guided the comic through an eventful period of both world history and comic book history.

This book dissects the influence of the world at large on Gruenwald's stories and the subsequent influence of Gruenwald's work on the world of comics.

The book's ten chapters discuss a wide range of topics including the generational tensions inherent in a comic about a G.I. Generation hero, written by a baby boomer, for an audience of Gen Xers; the enduring threat of the Red Skull and the never-ending aura of World War II; the rising popularity of vigilante characters during the '90s; and how Captain America fits into the war on drugs and its "just say no" mentality.

Set against the declining American patriotism of the 1980s and 1990s, this book places special emphasis on the symbolism of the most American of superheroes.

This digital edition includes the PUF and EPUB versions of the book.

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286
ISBN
9781476642611
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9781476681504
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File Last Updated:
July 01, 2021
This title was added to our catalog on June 01, 2021.
Publisher
McFarland
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