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Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic after Thirty Years
Annette R. Federico, Sandra M. Gilbert
Annette LaPointe
Iron Man Noir - Scott Snyder, Manuel Garcia Wow, this is really good -- the adaptation of the Iron Man mythos to pulp adventure novels is really smart in all of its choices. Pepper is especially awesome. (Except for the randomly being whipped half-naked by Nazis scene, what is *up* with that?)

Some weird stuff about race in there, though, and some anachronisms. Also not noir -- hardboiled, yes, noir, no.

Okay, this is sounding much more negative than I feel. Making Tony Stark a pulp adventurer is a stroke of brilliance, and he undergoes a capsule version of the major Iron Man origin/redemption story in a smart, not ham-handed way. I also like the art.