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Review: Our Gods Wear Spandex, by Christopher Knowles

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Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes, by Christopher Knowles, illustrated by Joseph Michael Lisner Weiser Books, 1578634067, 233 pp. (incl. bibliography and index), 2007Much of the early praise makes reference to Joseph Campbell and this influence is indeed clear. Our Gods Wear Spandex takes a look at classical mythology (ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman in particular) and draws comparisons between comic characters and themes, starting with the earliest comics and moving right through to contemporary comics.Observing the genealogy of myths, Knowles writes: Read More