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Speculative BlacknessThe Future of Race in Science Fiction$
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André M. Carrington

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816678952

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816678952.001.0001

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Controversy and Crossover in Milestone Media’s Icon

Controversy and Crossover in Milestone Media’s Icon

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Speculative Blackness

André M. Carrington

University of Minnesota Press

Argues that the black-owned comics publisher Milestone Media strategically incorporated consumer engagement into its efforts to attain crossover success as well as its framing of black sexuality in its flagship title, Icon. Invokes postmodern black literary and cultural criticism regarding literacy, social marginality, public policy, and sexual politics, and devotes considerable attention to fan letters as well as visual elements of comic books.

Keywords:   Milestone Media, consumer engagement, Icon, black sexuality, sexual politics, social marginality, fan letters, visual elements of comic books

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