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About the author:
After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), Dr. Julian Darius obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English.
His controversial dissertation became the novel Nira/Sussa. Darius has authored other works of fiction, including Watching People Burn, a screenplay based on the true story of the deadliest school massacre in U.S history - which occurred in rural Michigan in 1927.
In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Darius founded what would become Sequart Research & Literacy Organization (Sequart.org), an organization devoted to promoting comic books as a legitimate art form. He writes for Sequart's website, has authored books on Batman Begins and classic DC Comics stories, and has produced documentary films for the organization.
He currently lives in Illinois.
Revisionism, Radical Experimentation, and Dystopia in Keith Giffen's Legion of Super-Heroes
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No other run divides Legion of Super-Hero fans like Keith Giffen's. To detractors, it dismantled everything good about the series.
In this short book, Dr. Julian Darius argues that Giffen's run offered an ambitious and unprecedented response to the growing maturity of super-hero comics - one that, far from trashing Legion history, actually respected it.
- Publication Date:
- 1481038559 / 9781481038553
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Literary Criticism / Comics & Graphic Novels