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Comic Book Culture

Author : Ron Goulart
ISBN : 9781888054385
Genre : Art
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Provides a concise history of the comic book business from its shaky beginnings in the early 1930s to its multimillion-dollar success during World War II, and includes cover illustrations from the middle 1930s to the late 1940s.
Category: Art

Comic Book Culture

Author : Matthew Pustz
ISBN : 1578062012
Genre : Social Science
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A close inspection of comic book lovers and their ever-expanding culture
Category: Social Science


Author : Laurence Maslon
ISBN : 9780385348591
Genre : Social Science
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Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, the Avengers, the X-Men, Watchmen, and more: the companion volume to the PBS documentary series of the same name that tells the story of the superhero in American popular culture. Together again for the first time, here come the greatest comic book superheroes ever assembled between two covers: down from the heavens—Superman and the Mighty Thor—or swinging over rooftops—the Batman and Spider-Man; star-spangled, like Captain America and Wonder Woman, or clad in darkness, like the Shadow and Spawn; facing down super-villains on their own, like the Flash and the Punisher or gathered together in a team of champions, like the Avengers and the X-Men! Based on the three-part PBS documentary series Superheroes, this companion volume chronicles the never-ending battle of the comic book industry, its greatest creators, and its greatest creations. Covering the effect of superheroes on American culture—in print, on film and television, and in digital media—and the effect of American culture on its superheroes, Superheroes: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture appeals to readers of all ages, from the casual observer of the phenomenon to the most exacting fan of the genre. Drawing from more than 50 new interviews conducted expressly for Superheroes!—creators from Stan Lee to Grant Morrison, commentators from Michael Chabon to Jules Feiffer, actors from Adam West to Lynda Carter, and filmmakers such as Zach Snyder—this is an up-to-the-minute narrative history of the superhero, from the comic strip adventurers of the Great Depression, up to the blockbuster CGI movie superstars of the 21st Century. Featuring more than 500 full-color comic book panels, covers, sketches, photographs of both essential and rare artwork, Superheroes is the definitive story of this powerful presence in pop culture. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Social Science

Comic Books And American Cultural History

Author : Matthew Pustz
ISBN : 9781441172624
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A highly original collection of essays, demonstrating how comic books can be used as primary sources in the teaching and understanding of American history.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Of Comics And Men

Author : Jean-Paul Gabilliet
ISBN : 1604732679
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is a seminal study of the evolution and development of the American comic from the 1930s to the present day. The book is divided into three sections covering the history, an overview of the distribution and consumption of American comic books, and an account of the popularisation and legitimisation of the comic book form.
Category: Literary Criticism

Comic Book Nation

Author : Bradford W. Wright
ISBN : 0801874505
Genre : History
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Portrays the role of comic books in shaping American youth and pop culture, from Batman's struggles with corrupt politicians during the Depression to Iron Man's Cold War battles.
Category: History

The British Comic Book Invasion

Author : Jochen Ecke
ISBN : 9781476635002
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What makes a successful comics creator? How can storytelling stay exciting and innovative? How can genres be kept vital? Writers and artists in the highly competitive U.S. comics mainstream have always had to explore these questions but they were especially pressing in the 1980s. As comics readers grew older they started calling for more sophisticated stories. They were also no longer just following the adventures of popular characters—writers and artists with distinctive styles were in demand. DC Comics and Marvel went looking for such mavericks and found them in the United Kingdom. Creators like Alan Moore (Watchmen, Saga of the Swamp Thing), Grant Morrison (The Invisibles, Flex Mentallo) and Garth Ennis (Preacher) migrated from the anarchical British comics industry to the U.S. mainstream and shook up the status quo yet came to rely on the genius of the American system.
Category: Literary Criticism

Demanding Respect

Author : Paul Lopes
ISBN : 9781592134441
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From pulp comics to Maus, the story of the growth of comics in American culture.

Reading Comics

Author : Mila Bongco
ISBN : 9781317776321
Genre : History
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: History

The Power Of Comics

Author : Randy Duncan
ISBN : 9780826429360
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Offers undergraduate students with an understanding of the comics medium and its communication potential. This book deals with comic books and graphic novels. It focuses on comic books because in their longer form they have the potential for complexity of expression.
Category: Literary Criticism