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Superhero comics and the digital communications circuit: a case study of Strong Female Protagonist

Benatti, Francesca (2018). Superhero comics and the digital communications circuit: a case study of Strong Female Protagonist. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (Early Access).

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Abstract

This article examines the ongoing superhero webcomic Strong Female Protagonist (2012-present), by Brannon Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag and employs it as a case study to analyse the new communications circuit created by the digital production and delivery of comics. It adopts a perspective drawn from Book History to frame the communication model of print comics and to evaluate how webcomics such as Strong Female Protagonist redefine the role of readers, authors and publishers.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 Informa UK Limited
ISSN: 2150-4865
Keywords: webcomics; Strong Female Protagonist; superheroes; history of the book; history of reading
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Digital Humanities at the Open University (DH_OU)
History of Books and Reading (HOBAR)
Item ID: 55533
Depositing User: Francesca Benatti
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2018 11:39
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 13:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/55533
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