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LAW AND POPULAR CULTURE: COMICS AND CARTOONS

 

Comic heroes such as Batman, Superman, the Green Lantern, Spiderman, and the Atom are essentially vigilantes. What message do they send about the effectiveness of law to meet criminal threats? What message do comics about alternative worlds send about the inevitability and the origins of crime and injustice?

The Aquaman Page

The Aquaman FAQ

The Atom (see also Law and Science Fiction)

The Black Canary

The Unofficial Blackhawk Comics Website

BodyCount (the Suicide Squad)

The Challengers of the Unknown Website (see also Law and Science Fiction)

Comics Research Bibliography

Fact File: The Justice Society of America Home Page

JSA Returns

JSA: The Golden Age Years

Dr. Fate Page

DCU MUSH (role playing game featuring the JSA)

Crisis on Infinite Earths

Elongated Man (compare with the character of Eugene Toombs on The X-Files)

The Flash (see also Law, the Humanities and the Biological Sciences and ecological and environmental law materials)

The Flash: Those Who Ride the Lightning Website

The Hawkman

Hawkworld

The Huntress

Infinity: "Dedicated to Forgotten Heroes"

Mageddon

Nightwing

BATMAN

Among the interesting topics to explore are the roles of Catwoman and other female villains compared with other female evildoers in popular culture, and the question of whether upbringing or unfortunate accident (the Penguin) should excuse antisocial behavior.

THE GREEN LANTERN

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

LEGION OF SUPERHEROES

 

 




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