Chapter 5. Smallville

“No Flights, No Tights”: Doing Business with Superman

  1. Shawn Shimpach

Published Online: 3 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320671.ch5

Television in Transition: The Life and Afterlife of the Narrative Action Hero

Television in Transition: The Life and Afterlife of the Narrative Action Hero

How to Cite

Shimpach, S. (2010) Smallville, in Television in Transition: The Life and Afterlife of the Narrative Action Hero, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320671.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185363

Online ISBN: 9781444320671

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Keywords:

  • “No Flights, No Tights”: Doing Business with Superman;
  • “commercial and cultural aura or buzz”;
  • WB-ifying Superman: No Flights, No Tights;
  • Aspirational Teen Angst;
  • anticipation & deferral;
  • “fixed with a new iconic power”;
  • Netlet Tweens;
  • Warner Bros. Television productions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Corporate Conglomeration

  • Netlet Tweens

  • Narrative Buildup

  • WB-ifying Superman: No Flights, No Tights

  • Aspirational Teen Angst

  • Repetition and Difference: Genres

  • Anticipation & Deferral