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)

MAGAZINE CONTENT BY DAVID SWEENEY

Jack Carter Planetary 1“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 3

In How To Read Superhero Comics and Why, Klock applies Harold Bloom’s concept of the ‘agon’ to Ellis’s treatment of superheroes in his work for WildStorm. For Bloom, poets can only escape the ‘anxiety of… [more]

The Wild Storm cover 1“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 2

The Authority’s ‘sister’ title, Planetary was also launched in 1999, following a preview story included in the WildStorm titles Gen-13 and C-23 in September of the previous year. Conceived as a series in which Ellis… [more]

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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