When Manga Came to America: Super-Hero Revisionism in Mai, the Psychic Girl

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In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Organization. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he 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. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit, which publishes creative work, including his comic book MARTIAN COMICS and his transgressive novel NIRA/SUSSA. He currently lives in Illinois.

When Manga Came to America: Super-Hero Revisionism in Mai, the Psychic Girl

Authored by Julian Darius

The first manga widely available in English, MAI, THE PSYCHIC GIRL -- written by Kazuya Kudo, with art by Ryoichi Ikegami -- offered a near-perfect story for American readers: a realistic super-hero story, in line with revisionist American comics of the time (like WATCHMEN). In this short book, Dr. Julian Darius explores the comic, its depiction of super-powers, its relationship to revisionism, its depiction of female sexuality, and the various attempts to adapt the story as a motion picture.

From Sequart Organization. More info at http://sequart.org

Publication Date:
1940589037 / 9781940589039
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Literary Criticism / Comics & Graphic Novels

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