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Captain America vs. Iron Man

Nonfiction: Social Science
Unabridged   4 hour(s)
Publication date: 03/30/2018

Captain America vs. Iron Man

Freedom, Security, Psychology

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684411405
Digital Download ISBN:9781684411412


Freedom vs. security, the basic human dilemma. Can heroes really protect both? Two iconic figures, two living symbols whose choices make them superheroes and leaders, come to completely opposite conclusions.

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Product Description

This provocative collection, edited by acclaimed media psychology writer Travis Langley and with a foreword by the legendary Stan Lee, examines the complex psychological and political choices made by Captain America and Iron Man throughout their careers, culminating in Marvel's superhero civil war which spreads far beyond the Avengers themselves. Why do Steve Rogers and Tony Stark see things so differently? What are their motivations? Is either one truly in the right?Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology, our latest entry in this popular psychology series, analyzes the polar sides of this debate—individual freedom vs. national security. How does trauma shape these heroic characters? What does it take to become a hero? What roles do empathy, gender, genius, morality, leadership, and teamwork play in starting conflicts and in resolving them? Fans will find thought-provoking psychological material to contemplate for hours. Do we really have to take sides?


"An intelligent and thoroughly entertaining compilation of essays that should be of equal interest to comic book fans and psychology buffs alike." —Pop Mythology

"A thought-provoking collection..." —Comics Grinder

"This book is wonderfully fascinating and helps shine a whole new light on comics, and the critical implications of these stories. You are even treated to a forward written by Stan Lee and his view on the deeper meanings of comic book characters. If you're looking to delve deeper into the mythos, crack this open immediately." —Geek Chic Elite

Author Bio

Travis Langley authored the acclaimed book Batman And Psychology: A Dark And Stormy Knight. He is the editor and lead writer for Sterling Publishing's Popular Culture Psychology series. He is a psychology professor who teaches on the psychology of crime, mental illness, social behavior, and media at Henderson State University.