The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture Author Glen Weldon
ISBN-10 1476756732
ISBN-13 9781476756738
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 360
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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A roaring getaway car of guilty pleasures The New York Times Book Review Glen Weldons The Caped Crusade is a fascinating critically acclaimed chronicle of the rises and falls of one of the worlds most iconic superheroes and the fans who love himnow with a new afterword Since his debut in Detective Comics 27 Batman has been many things a two fisted detective a planet hopping gadabout a campy Pop Art sensation a pointy eared master spy and a grim ninja of the urban night Yet despite these endless transformations he remains one of our most revered cultural icons In this smart witty and engrossing The Wall Street Journal cultural critique NPR contributor and book critic Glen Weldon provides a sharp deeply knowledgeable and often funny look at the cultural history of Batman and his fandom Chicago Tribune to discover why it is that we cant get enough of the Dark Knight For nearly a century Batman has cycled through eras of dark melodrama and light comedy and back again How we perceive his character whether hes delivering dire threats in a raspy Christian Bale growl or trading blithely homoerotic double entendres with Robin the Boy Wonder speaks to who we are and how we wish to be seen by the world Its this endless adaptability that has made him so lasting and ultimately human But its also Batmans fundamental nerdiness that uniquely resonates with his fans and makes them fiercely protective of him As Weldon charts the evolution of Gothams Guardian from Bob Kane and Bill Fingers hyphenated hero to Christopher Nolans post 9 11 Dark Knight he reveals how this symbol of justice has made us who we are today and why his legacy remains so strong The result is possibly the most erudite and well researched fanboy manifesto ever Booklist Well researched insightful and engaging The Caped Crusade with a new afterword by the author has something for everyone If youre a Bat neophyte this is an accessible introduction if youre a dyed in the Latex Bat nerd this is a colorfully rendered magical history tour redolent with nostalgia The Washington Post

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