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    Why Wonder Woman matters by Cartee, Matthew David

    An analysis of the tension between Wonder Woman's prominent place in the modern American mythology of the superhero and the mediocre to poor sales of the Wonder Woman comic book. This essay discusses the dichotomy of the mythic ideal Wonder Woman and what is often presented in the Wonder Woman comic book. The dichotomy is a result of Wonder Woman's status as a transgressive icon that in her characteristics defy the norms of society and the superhero narrative.

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    AS AMERICA BECAME SUPER SO DID ITS HEROES: A CLOSER LOOK AT SUPERHEROES THROUGHOUT THE 20TH CENTURY IN AMERICA by Gerdes, Lucas

    A senior essay written on the changes of superheroes within america during the 20th century. Comparing the ways the characters have changed alongside the problems and successes of America. Captain America and Iron Man are the two main characters focused upon. The essay reflects on their differences in representing the positive and negative aspects of American Exceptionalism.