ISSN: 20403232
First published in 2010
2 issues per volume
Volume 2 Issue 1
Cover Date: May 2011
Alan Moore, Watchmen and some notes on the ideology of superhero comics
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Authors:  Marco Pellitteri 
DOI: 10.1386/stic.2.1.81_1

Keywords
The Authority,Watchmen,Alan Moore,Übermensch,authoritarianism,bourgeois ideology in superhero comics,superhero comics,

Abstract

Popular comics, in the particular case of the ‘superhero’ genre here considered through the lens of Alan Moore’s Watchmen comics novel, are mainly based on conservative ideological systems. This article focuses especially on some British and American comic books, which, by emphasizing the bourgeois ideological basis of superhero comics, have highlighted the limits of such comics and have made them possible to overcome. The article finds similarities and differences between the so-called ‘supermen’ of serial narratives and the Übermensch.
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