Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives

Chris Foss Jonathan W. Gray Zach Whalen


Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives

Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives

  • Title: Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives
  • Author: Chris Foss Jonathan W. Gray Zach Whalen
  • ISBN: 9781137501103
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Hardcover



Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives invites readers to consider both canonical and alternative graphic representations of disability Some chapters focus on comic superheroes, from lesser known protagonists like Cyborg and Helen Killer to classics such as Batgirl and Batman many explore the amazing range of graphic narratives revolving around disability,Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives invites readers to consider both canonical and alternative graphic representations of disability Some chapters focus on comic superheroes, from lesser known protagonists like Cyborg and Helen Killer to classics such as Batgirl and Batman many explore the amazing range of graphic narratives revolving around disability, covering famous names such as Alison Bechdel and Chris Ware, as well as less familiar artists like Keiko Tobe and Georgia Webber The volume also offers a broad spectrum of represented disabilities amputation, autism, blindness, deafness, depression, Huntington s, multiple sclerosis, obsessive compulsive disorder, speech impairment, and spinal injury A number of the essays collected here show how comics continue to implicate themselves in the objectification and marginalization of persons with disabilities, perpetuating stale stereotypes and stigmas At the same time, others stress how this medium simultaneously offers unique potential for transforming our understanding of disability in truly profound ways.


Recent Comments "Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives"

If you're looking to explore the general representation of disability within comics, or better yet focus on how they are portrayed within non-superhero narratives, this book would be great for you.

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