Cosplay—a neologism of “costume” and “(role)play”—is one of several modes of embodied participation in media fandom. As cosplayer Vivid Vivka tells us, “It’s dress-up, yes, but it’s so much more” (Linde 2014). American comics, notably superhero titles, are a perennially …

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