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    read Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Aldo J. Regalado Aldo J. Regalado ´ 0 free read read Bending steel ‘We’re all a product of our times’ would be a worthy adage caption for this bookBending steel has a long introduction breaking d

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    KINDLE [Bending steel] Disclaimer I received a free ecopy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewI enjoyed this book a lot It starts out slow and can be a bit dry at times There is a lot of material that introduces the comic book superhero Once the author gets through that and into the meat of the book things get interesting u

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    read Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Aldo J. Regalado KINDLE [Bending steel] My one issue with the book are his first few chapters While Regalado makes a strong case that American superheroes have their origins in earlier American heroic fiction his need to explore this in two full chapters felt unnecessary It feels as though he realized his central focus on comic book superheroes wasn't enough for a full monograph and decided to combine it with previous articles on heroic fiction Other than that I just slightly dis

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    KINDLE [Bending steel] A critical and fun analysis of goldensilver age comic heroes often through the lens of critical race theory that gets at how we imagine heroes and thus core cultural values Great read for comic fans and an excellent one for non comic folks

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Bending steel review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Fiction as a means of explaining national and personal identities to themselves and to the world In so doing they created characters and stories that sometimes affirmed but other times subverted conventional notions of race class gender and nationalismThe cultural conversation articulated through the nation's early heroic fiction eventually led to a new heroic type the brightly clad super powered pro social action heroes that first appeared in American comic books starting in the late 1930s Although indelibly shaped by the Great Depression and World War II sensibilities of the second generation immigrants most responsible for their creation comic book superheroes remain a mainstay of. Disclaimer I received a free ecopy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewI enjoyed this book a lot It starts out slow and can be a bit dry at times There is a lot of material that introduces the comic book superhero Once the author gets through that and into the meat of the book things get interesting uickThis feels like it was approached similar to an academic paper to some degree It starts out by looking at early American adventure stories He examines character tropes themes and cultural influences that shaped these stories and ultimately led to the creation of superheroes The book benefits from this because it is very thoughtful and thorough But it has the potential to turn off readers that are interested in the later periods discussedThe payoff to this slow buildup is worth it though The author is able to draw comparisons between those earlier pieces and their creators with the superheroes that came out in comic books and those creators He does give a good overview of the history of comic books as well That information might not be as useful to diehard fans that are familiar with it I felt like it was well presented and gave me a lot of knowledge that I didn t already haveThere is a bit of focus on major comic book series from Marvel and DC This works well to establish the tone of the books and eras discussed I would have liked some mention of independent comic books that follow along the path that he creates through the book Overall this is a great read for anyone that has an interest in comic books specifically superheroes

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Bending steel review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook American popular cultureTracing superhero fiction all the way back to the nineteenth century Regalado firmly bases his analysis of dime novels pulp fiction and comics in historical biographical and reader response sources He explores the roles played by creators producers and consumers in crafting superhero fiction ultimately concluding that these narratives are essential for understanding vital trajectories in American cultureALDO J REGALADO Homestead Florida is a teacher of history and American studies at Palmer Trinity School an adjunct lecturer through the American Studies Program at the University of Miami and an adjunct lecturer in US history at Florida International Universit. My one issue with the book are his first few chapters While Regalado makes a strong case that American superheroes have their origins in earlier American heroic fiction his need to explore this in two full chapters felt unnecessary It feels as though he realized his central focus on comic book superheroes wasn t enough for a full monograph and decided to combine it with previous articles on heroic fiction Other than that I just slightly disagree on his interpretation of evidence but not enough to drastically downgrade his workOverall an excellent work for those wanting a complete understanding of American masculinity American literary heroes and their relationship with various periods of modernity

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Bending steel review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook How superheroes grappled with industrialization modernization and capitalismFaster than a speeding bullet More powerful than a locomotive Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound It's Superman Bending Steel examines the historical origins and cultural significance of Superman and his fellow American crusaders Cultural historian Aldo J Regalado asserts that the superhero seems a direct response to modernity often fighting the interrelated processes of industrialization urbanization immigration and capitalism that transformed the United States from the early nineteenth century to the present Reeling from these exciting but rapid and destabilizing forces Americans turned to heroic. We re all a product of our times would be a worthy adage caption for this bookBending steel has a long introduction breaking down the upcoming chapters The point at the beginning with grabbed my attention was the catchphrase tune for the intro of Superman Faster than a speeding locomotive can jump single skyscrapers They were the techno advancements of that time specifically but in a way especially the skyscrapers they were the restrictive obstacles for those who had to work in themThe author points out this is not the story of any one hero in particular with their storyline and I see what he means as I keep reading It is a book about the times and authors influenced by those times The crucial issues such as racism are discussed A LOT The writer makes long reaching connections for influences and then dives off into other author s stories like Edgar Allan Poe and Lovecraft After these authors there is much emphasis on Tarzan and how his strength and abilities combined with popularity were likely a huge influence on the minds of the creators years laterThese are interesting in themselves but some of it feels a little disjointed It s all to illustrate the larger point and to provide the tiny intricacies that were brewing in order to cultivate the seeds that would spark up Superman eventually but if you re casually reading it seems to lead in bizarre directions and at times loses interest with its boldnessAround 35% in the story starts dissecting actual Superman stories in who he fights villain wise not especially the origins of the alien himself It was interesting that Superman failed to sell initially that he was scrapped and reborn by the very men who made him and when he appeared he appeared not as a single comic book edition but buried with others sharing semi common characteristics in a magazine After it was realized people were scoping out the action comics specifically for Superman that bolstered his appeal for DC Comics and made him the success he becameI m still not completely on par with all the racial relevance that the author kept highlighting although of course that was present in the times and for the authors specifically considering their Jewish ties but I bore great scrutiny when the author brings up the Depression era influence Superman s direct supremely powerful defiance in the face of wrongs in the times and protection of the innocent even from government neglect was strong and encouraging to readers in that time period This is something I completely agree with the author on I give kudos to the book for opening my eyes to Superman and the times with the uestion of science s opinion of itself to affect morality and modern world so well during that time period I didn t think of this before and a good non fiction book teaches something not only in the details but things never before even considered by the reader The way it s broken down and explained makes perfect senseFar from being an extension of official authority and culture Superman often worked at odds with authority figures in his fight against business political and urban corruption and in his mission to change social systems that either cause human suffering or systematically prevent hardworking Americans from engaging the nation s promise of economic success Around 40% in we have the introduction of other superheroes such as Batman their creators backstories and histories and who they are fighting against on the surface which we know to mean their fighting reaches a deeper sociological level With Batman it is interesting that the reliance on earlier American Gothic trends comes into play when they were forming BatmanThe author pens his words well although this an academic style nonfiction work It s one of those lengthy pieces that goes into such detail that it s best to be read in smaller drawn out bursts Not only well researched but also plenty of psychological musings about the time periods and its influences It s worth it if you re into Superheroes but is of a book aimed to understanding the times that influenced them and why the appeal of them took off as well as they did

  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Bending steel
  • Aldo J. Regalado
  • English
  • 09 October 2020
  • 9781628462210