Your Brain on Latino Comics

Putting the spotlight on this vibrant segment, Your Brain on Latino Comics illuminates the world of superheroes Firebird, Vibe, and the new Blue Beetle while also examining the effects on readers who are challenged to envision such worlds.

Your Brain on Latino Comics

Though the field of comic book studies has burgeoned in recent years, Latino characters and creators have received little attention. Putting the spotlight on this vibrant segment, Your Brain on Latino Comics illuminates the world of superheroes Firebird, Vibe, and the new Blue Beetle while also examining the effects on readers who are challenged to envision such worlds. Exploring mainstream companies such as Marvel and DC as well as rising stars from other segments of the industry, Frederick Aldama provides a new reading of race, ethnicity, and the relatively new storytelling medium of comics themselves. Overview chapters cover the evolution of Latino influences in comics, innovations, and representations of women, demonstrating Latino transcendence of many mainstream techniques. The author then probes the rich and complex ways in which such artists affect the cognitive and emotional responses of readers as they imagine past, present, and future worlds. Twenty-one interviews with Latino comic book and comic strip authors and artists, including Laura Molina, Frank Espinosa, and Rafael Navarro, complete the study, yielding captivating commentary on the current state of the trade, cultural perceptions, and the intentions of creative individuals who shape their readers in powerful ways.

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Your Brain on Latino Comics
Language: en
Pages: 341
Authors: Frederick Luis Aldama
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-19 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

Though the field of comic book studies has burgeoned in recent years, Latino characters and creators have received little attention. Putting the spotlight on this vibrant segment, Your Brain on Latino Comics illuminates the world of superheroes Firebird, Vibe, and the new Blue Beetle while also examining the effects on
Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Frederick Luis Aldama
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-10 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics offers the first thorough exploration of Latino/a superheroes in mainstream comic books, TV shows, and movies--Provided by publisher.
Multicultural Comics
Language: en
Pages: 271
Authors: Frederick Luis Aldama
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-15 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle is the first comprehensive look at comic books by and about race and ethnicity. The thirteen essays tease out for the general reader the nuances of how such multicultural comics skillfully combine visual and verbal elements to tell richly compelling stories that gravitate
The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature
Language: en
Pages: 565
Authors: Suzanne Bost
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Routledge

Latino/a literature is one of the fastest developing fields in the discipline of literary studies. It represents an identity that is characterized by fluidity and diversity, often explored through divisions formed by language, race, gender, sexuality, and immigration. The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature presents over forty essays by leading
The Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Frederick Luis Aldama
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-17 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature presents the first comprehensive overview of these popular, experimental and diverse literary cultures. Frederick Luis Aldama traces a historical path through Latino/a literature, examining both the historical and political contexts of the works, as well as their authors and the readership. He also