The Comic Stumptown By Greg Rucka And Matthew Southworth And The Audio Podcast Nick Carter
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The comic Stumptown by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth and the audio podcast Nick Carter: Master Detective starring Lon Clack portray the different roles of gender in detective fiction. Nick Carter was on the radio from 1943 to 1955, and represents more traditional roles of gender. Although the character Nick Carter was chronicled in books and a movie, the most well- known installment of his story was the radio show. Over the many episodes, the radio show followed detective Nick Carter and his female assistant, Patsy on different crime scene investigations. Carter was also able to solve impossible crimes by looking at unique angles. Stumptown was published in 2011. It represents a more modern view on gender roles in detecting. In this comic, Dex Parios, a private investigator, is hired to find someone’s granddaughter. She encounters many difficulties while investigating and attempting to find the missing girl. In the end, the plot ends up being more complicated than initially presented. In this essay, I am going to look at how the role of gender in detective fiction has evolved over time. A literary review of Stumptown is used to develop the argument here, as well as a peer-reviewed book about feminism in detective literature. I’m also going to look peer-reviewed essay about early female detectives by Bobbie Ann Mason. This will be to look at the exceptions in history where the roles do not align with the attitudes of the time period.