Posted by: Doc Comics | October 10, 2011

Kingdom Come and Superteams: Week 7

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This week we’re reading Kingdom Come as we further contemplate the comic’s “monomythic credotainment” and pseudoreligious commentary on the superhero mythos. Is there a more democratic and egalitarian ethos possible in these tales of superheroic redemption? Can these “Elseworlds” tales explore an interpretive ‘multiplicity‘ that challenges the ‘monomythic’ formula, and to what effect? What kind of “Better World” do these alternate realities imagine?

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  1. Holy technomythic credotainment! “Real Life Superheroes” are facing legal troubles.

  2. Reblogged this on SUPERHERO RHETORIC FORTRESS OF BLOGITUDE!.

  3. Pretty interesting to contrast with Jewett & Lawrence’s critique is the ‘mythic ending‘ at Planet Hollywood and the ‘Waid ending’ at the UN. Is this a democratic hope… or not? What kind of Revelation is being offered?


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