“The Death of Zod”: Ethics in 21st-Century Comics
Papers for this panel are invited to contemplate the following questions: Do our generation’s heroes have a different ethic than past generations? What does it mean if they do? How is our modern and post-modern culture reflected in this change? What moral tensions are highlighted in male and female characters and are they different? Should we redefine the notion of the superhero and the vigilante (or perhaps even the villain), as well as their place in society? How are characters’ identities formed through their moral actions?
Papers might focus on comic book adaptations on big and small screens or comic book characters’ revival in print.
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Online Abstract: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16199
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