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dc.contributor.authorAndrew, Lucy
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-29T15:02:30Z
dc.date.available2021-11-29T15:02:30Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-25
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/626468/11.%20Lucy%20Andrew.pdf?sequence=3
dc.identifier.citationAndrew, L. (2021). ‘I’m gonna be the best friend you could ever hope for—and the worst enemy you could ever imagine.’: Frank Miller’s All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder and the problem of the boy sidekick in the twenty-first-century superhero narrative. In L. Andrew & S. Saunders (Eds.). The detective’s companion in crime fiction: A study in sidekicks (pp. 215-235). Palgrave Macmillan.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9783030749880en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/626468
dc.description.abstractAndrew examines the representation of the boy sidekick/adult detective relationship in Frank Miller’s All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder (2005–2008). The chapter explores the ways in which Miller’s graphic novel revises, rewrites and problematises the classic Batman/Robin relationship, with particular emphasis on power, violence and abuse. It explores the disturbing parallels that the text draws between the boy sidekick and the love interest, the troubling power imbalance between the adult superhero and his boy sidekick, and the dangers inherent in introducing an innocent and traumatised boy into the violent world of an adult crime fighter. The chapter concludes by identifying how tonal and structural shifts in the comic-book medium have contributed to the growing prevalence of problematised Robin figures in twenty-first-century Batman narratives.en_US
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-74989-7en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectBatmanen_US
dc.subjectRobinen_US
dc.subjectDick Graysonen_US
dc.subjectFrank Milleren_US
dc.subjectAll-Star Batman & Robinen_US
dc.subjectthe Boy Wonderen_US
dc.subjectboy sidekicken_US
dc.title‘I’m Gonna Be the Best Friend You Could Ever Hope For—And the Worst Enemy You Could Ever Imagine’: Frank Miller’s All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder and the Problem of the Boy Sidekick in the Twenty-First-Century Superhero Narrativeen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectN/Aen_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/978-3-030-74989-7_11en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2023-07-25
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-12-31
rioxxterms.publicationdate2021-07-25
dc.date.deposited2021-11-29en_US


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