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Hot Pants and Spandex Suits

Gender Representation in American Superhero Comic Books

Rutgers University Press

Taking a critical look at the gender presentation of DC and Marvel superheroes like Superman, Captain America, Batwoman, Luke Cage, and Storm, Hot Pants and Spandex Suits is a thought-provoking consideration of what superhero comics teach us about identity, embodiment, and sexuality.

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Toxic Masculinity

Mapping the Monstrous in Our Heroes

University Press of Mississippi

An exciting exploration of the impact of hypermasculinity on the creation of the modern superhero

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