The myth of the superhero: from the comic strip to contemporary Italian cinema

This work aims to analyze the myth of the superhero in Italian popular culture, from its birth to the present day, from its appearance in comic strips imported from America in the 1930s, until the creation of Italian superheroes in comics, and in particular their appearance in films.

The figure of the superhero, a typical product of American culture like the comics it stems from, has a meaning and motivation in the particular and advanced mass society that the United States was in the first half of the twentieth century.

The work also examines the way in which Italian public opinion received the comics and superheroes, and the figure of the superhero in its original context, in order to fully comprehend the cultural and social reasons for its genesis, and why it came into being in the United States and not elsewhere.