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Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology Paperback – May 17, 2016
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"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
"Of course more than a few of the essays examine the psychological make up needed to become a hero, whether that be from childhood traumas to the ability to listen to one's inner voice, to perhaps more importantly put the needs of others before the self as well as the legacies we build with symbolism and how it affects the real world. ...varied and educated looks at not just Steve Rogers and Tony Stark but ourselves." - Retroist
"Travis Langley has pulled together an entertaining collection of essays in Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology to discuss these great responsibilities. It is the perfect companion for the philosophical fan who wants to gain a better understanding of what it means to be a hero or for the casual fan who just left the theater wanting to slip into their hero's shoes." - Amazing Stories
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"I think that anybody reading these stories about these characters should just sit back and expect to be amazed and astonished by Captain America vs. Iron Man, and hopefully to see things that they hadn't expected to see." - Stan Lee, from his foreword.
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So while I disliked this book and was disappointed by it in one sense I am also an old fan-boy, so I certainly didn’t hate the book. But in good conscience I can’t recommend it. And I don’t think that Stark or Rogers would recommend this book either. Shame on Stan Lee for being a money trap for this book by writing the forward! 2.75 stars.
But it was difficult to separate the fiction from any fact, despite the numerous notes and references that are relaid. So the two men are superheroes, we learn, but I think it might have been more convincing to leave this to the reader's judgment than to try to turn this into a very rudimentary sort of sociology-cum-psychology treatise.
Worse, authors Eric D. Wesselmann and J. Scott Jordan in less than 9 pages manage to cram 57 footnotes, 27 "Other References," and 15 "Comic Book References" into 13 sub-titled sections, 9 of which are one paragraph long. This is a clever way of writing bullet points in which information is presented as argumentation. For example, "Morality based on in-group / loyalty focuses on strengthening individual attachments to established social groups (e.g. family, country) and safeguarding those groups' unity and well-being" (118).
If you are a psychologist or sociologist or professional educator, this book will be a familiar read, but if you are expecting deeper insights grounded in philosophy and theology it's not for you.