“Who Watches the Watchmen?”: Ideology and “Real World” Superheroes

@article{Hughes2006WhoWT,
  title={“Who Watches the Watchmen?”: Ideology and “Real World” Superheroes},
  author={Jamie A. Hughes},
  journal={The Journal of Popular Culture},
  year={2006},
  volume={39},
  pages={546-557}
}
S UPERHEROES. THE WORD CONJURES UP A VERY SPECIFIC IMAGE IN THE minds of many readers: the proud figure of Superman flying high above Metropolis or the silhouette of Batman crouched on a leering gargoyle keeping an eye on the citizens of Gotham. Both these men and other heroes such as Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, or the Sub-Mariner are characters of comics’ Golden Age (1938–1949), a time when readers were searching for methods of escape from a failing economy and the dangers of war… 
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