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The Monster Hunter in Modern Popular Culture Heather L Duda

The Monster Hunter in Modern Popular Culture

Heather L Duda

Published May 10th 2014
ISBN : 9781306299008
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193 pages
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As monsters in popular media have evolved and grown more complex, so have those who take on the job of stalking and staking them. This book examines the evolution of the contemporary monster hunter from Bram Stokers Abraham Van Helsing to todaysMoreAs monsters in popular media have evolved and grown more complex, so have those who take on the job of stalking and staking them. This book examines the evolution of the contemporary monster hunter from Bram Stokers Abraham Van Helsing to todays non-traditional monster hunters such as Blade, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Watchmen. Critically surveying a diverse range of books, films, television shows, and graphic novels, this study reveals how the monster hunter began as a white, upper-class, educated male and became everything from a vampire to a teenage girl with supernatural powers. Now often resembling the monsters theyve vowed to conquer, modern characters occupy a gray area where the battle is often with their own inner natures as much as with the evil they fight.