David Sweeney

Dr David Sweeney is a lecturer in the Design History and Theory department of the Glasgow School of Art, specialising in popular culture. Selected publications include: 'From Stories to Worlds: The Continuity of Marvel's Superheroes' in Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media, Issue 5, (Spring/Summer, 2013); 'I Spy: Mike Leigh and Britpop' in Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh, (edited by Bryan Cardinale-Powell and Marc DiPaolo, Bloomsbury, 2013); '"You Wish to Know of War, Old Man?": Generational Conflict, Moral Compromise and Youth Rebellion in Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways in Marvel Comics' Civil War and the Age of Terror: Critical Essays on the Comic Saga, (edited by Kevin Michael Scott, McFarland, 2015); '"Your Face Looks Backward": Time Travel Cinema, Nostalgia and the End of History' in Thesis Eleven, Vol. 131, Issue 1, (edited by Sean Redmond, Sage, 2015); and "'I'll Point You to a Better Time / A Safer Place to Be': Music, Nostalgia and Estrangement" in Twin Peaks: The Return’ in Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return (edited by Antonio Sanna, Palgrave, 2019)


Stormwatch volume 2 number 2“I won’t wear one of those damnfool spandex body-condom things. I don’t have the bust for it”: Superhero Costume in the WildStorm Comics of Warren Ellis, Part 1

The title of this essay comes from lines spoken by the character Jenny Sparks in Warren Ellis’s first issue as writer on the WildStorm title Stormwatch (#37, July 1996), after she is recruited to the… [more]


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