Book Cover for The Cancer Plot by Reginald Wiebe and Dorothy Woodman

The Cancer Plot

Terminal Immortality in Marvel’s Moral Universe

by Reginald Wiebe & Dorothy Woodman

University of Alberta Press


Non-Fiction: Cultural Studies, Health

CDN: $39.99


The Cancer Plot engages literature in comic studies, the medical humanities, and graphic medicine to examine representations of cancer in Marvel comics. Cancer, the authors argue, functions as a device that destabilizes moral binaries and symbolizes that which cannot be overcome. Further, the authors draw from gender theory, disability studies, and cultural theory to demonstrate how cancer in comics enables an examination of moral attributes such as power and responsibility. This title will be of interest to scholars across the humanities, particularly those working in the health humanities, cultural theory, and literature, as well as comics readers.

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