Concept » Deconstruction appears in 44 issues.

    Deconstruction implies taking a stable archetype and analyzing its basic components.

    Short summary describing this concept.

    Deconstruction last edited by The_Kidd on 01/19/24 01:07AM View full history

    Deconstruction implies taking a stable archetype of something, for example a superhero like Superman, and analyzing its basic components to turn it into something different. A good example of this method in practice is: Irredeemable's The Plutonian.

    The deconstructive technique is a vital part of Post-modernism and can be seen in comic books and graphic novels like Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Grant Morrison's run on Animal Man or, to a lesser extent, in the "dark and gritty" superheroes of the 1990s.

    The practice aids in reinvention of a character, it is especially useful in the more established characters with rich histories and conventions attached.


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