Saving the World

By Hillary Robson & David Lavery

Saving the World
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This insightful collection of essays weighs in on the incredible appeal of the new hit show Heroes and why it has attracted such a diverse anddevoted following. Featuring archetypal characters with a twist?including a time traveler, a painter prophet, a schizophrenic stripper, ... Read more


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This insightful collection of essays weighs in on the incredible appeal of the new hit show Heroes and why it has attracted such a diverse anddevoted following. Featuring archetypal characters with a twist?including a time traveler, a painter prophet, a schizophrenic stripper, and an evil villain out to steal the othersÒ powers?the show lures viewers in with its fresh interpretation of classic themes and conspiracy theory plots. By examining the history of comic books in film and television, leading television analysts reveal the showÓ³ multifaceted influences and shed light on how Heroesreflects its comic book ancestors and modern-day kin such as Lost. The creative mastermind behind the show, Tim Kring, and the intense nature of pop culture fandom are also discussed, with brief episode guides serving as a reminder of thecomplex webthe show is weaving.

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