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Title Wonder Woman : Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948 / Noah Berlatsky.
Author Berlatsky, Noah, author.
Publication New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015]
Description x, 251 pages ; 24 cm.
Call # 741.5973 B
Series Comics Culture
Comics culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "William Marston was an unusual man--a psychologist, a soft-porn pulp novelist, more than a bit of a carny, and the (self-declared) inventor of the lie detector. He was also the creator of Wonder Woman, the comic that he used to express two of his greatest passions: feminism and women in bondage. Comics expert Noah Berlatsky takes us on a wild ride through the Wonder Woman comics of the 1940s, vividly illustrating how Marston's many quirks and contradictions, along with the odd disproportionate composition created by illustrator Harry Peter, produced a comic that was radically ahead of its time in terms of its bold presentation of female power and sexuality. Himself a committed polyamorist, Marston created a universe that was friendly to queer sexualities and lifestyles, from kink to lesbianism to cross-dressing. Written with a deep affection for the fantastically pulpy elements of the early Wonder Womancomics, from invisible jets to giant multi-lunged space kangaroos, the book also reveals how the comic addressed serious, even taboo issues like rape and incest. Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics reveals how illustrator and writer came together to create a unique, visionary work of art, filled with bizarre ambition, revolutionary fervor, and love, far different from the action hero symbol of the feminist movement many of us recall from television"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Wonder Woman (Fictitious character)
Feminism in literature.
Women in literature.
Bondage (Sexual behavior) in literature.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Bondage (Sexual behavior) in literature. (OCoLC)fst01902590
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst00869145
Feminism in literature. (OCoLC)fst00922752
Women in literature. (OCoLC)fst01177912
Wonder Woman (Fictitious character) (OCoLC)fst01179180
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9780813564197 hardback
0813564190 hardback
9780813564180 pbk.
0813564182 pbk.

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