The New Smithsonian Book Of Comic Book Stories

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A Smithsonian Book Of Comic Book Comics

Author : J. Michael Barrier
ISBN : UVA:X001439449
Genre : Batman (Comic strip)
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Reproductions from their first comic-book printings for such characters as Superman, Batman, Scribbly, Plastic Man, Captain Marvel, Little Lulu, Donald Duck, Pogo, and The Spirit.
Category: Batman (Comic strip)


Author : Michael Barrier
ISBN : 9780520283909
Genre : Humor
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Funnybooks is the story of the most popular American comic books of the 1940s and 1950s, those published under the Dell label. For a time, “Dell Comics Are Good Comics” was more than a slogan—it was a simple statement of fact. Many of the stories written and drawn by people like Carl Barks (Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge), John Stanley (Little Lulu), and Walt Kelly (Pogo) repay reading and rereading by educated adults even today, decades after they were published as disposable entertainment for children. Such triumphs were improbable, to say the least, because midcentury comics were so widely dismissed as trash by angry parents, indignant librarians, and even many of the people who published them. It was all but miraculous that a few great cartoonists were able to look past that nearly universal scorn and grasp the artistic potential of their medium. With clarity and enthusiasm, Barrier explains what made the best stories in the Dell comic books so special. He deftly turns a complex and detailed history into an expressive narrative sure to appeal to an audience beyond scholars and historians.
Category: Humor

Masters Of American Comics

Author : John Carlin
ISBN : 9780300113174
Genre : Art
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Presents the work of America's most popular and influential comic artists, and includes critical essays accompanying each artist's drawings.
Category: Art

The Ten Cent Plague

Author : David Hajdu
ISBN : 142993705X
Genre : History
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The story of the rise and fall of those comic books has never been fully told -- until The Ten-Cent Plague. David Hajdu's remarkable new book vividly opens up the lost world of comic books, its creativity, irreverence, and suspicion of authority. In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created—in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books. No sooner had this new culture emerged than it was beaten down by church groups, community bluestockings, and a McCarthyish Congress—only to resurface with a crooked smile on its face in Mad magazine. When we picture the 1950s, we hear the sound of early rock and roll. The Ten-Cent Plague shows how -- years before music -- comics brought on a clash between children and their parents, between prewar and postwar standards. Created by outsiders from the tenements, garish, shameless, and often shocking, comics spoke to young people and provided the guardians of mainstream culture with a big target. Parents, teachers, and complicit kids burned comics in public bonfires. Cities passed laws to outlaw comics. Congress took action with televised hearings that nearly destroyed the careers of hundreds of artists and writers. The Ten-Cent Plague radically revises common notions of popular culture, the generation gap, and the divide between "high" and "low" art. As he did with the lives of Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington (in Lush Life) and Bob Dylan and his circle (in Positively 4th Street), Hajdu brings a place, a time, and a milieu unforgettably back to life.
Category: History

Marvel Graphic Novels And Related Publications

Author : Robert G. Weiner
ISBN : 9780786451159
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel’s mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication’s title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel–related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.
Category: Literary Criticism

Fawcett Companion

Author : Paul Hamerlinck
ISBN : 1893905101
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The Fawcett Companion examines the history of Fawcett Comics, publisher of Captain Marvel, The Marvel Family, Spy Smasher, Bulletman, Ibis the Invincible, and other time-honored comic book characters. Editor P. C. Hamerlinck has compiled this volume, collecting the best material from the nearly 30-year history of the Fawcett Collectors of America Newsletter. Presented here are interviews and features on C.C. Beck, Pete Costanza, Marc Swayze, Will Lieberson, Otto Binder, Rod Reed, Ginny Provisiero, and more, with behind-the-scenes looks at how the company operated from its 1940 beginnings until ceasing publication in 1953 in the wake of a legal battle with the owners of Superman. Also included is an index of all Fawcett comics published, plus rare and unpublished artwork by Beck, Swayze, Kurt Schaffenberger, Mac Raboy, Alex Toth, George Evans, Alex Ross, & more!
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Comics Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111409103
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
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Category: Comic books, strips, etc

The Art Of Making Comic Books

Author : Michael Pellowski
ISBN : 0822523043
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Covers the history of the comics, the people involved in creating a comic book, characterization, story lines, format, and the skills of writing for comic books, cartooning, and creating the finished work
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Reference Quarterly

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ISBN : UCAL:B3571586
Genre : Library science
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Category: Library science

Comic Books

Author : Nancy French Lunning
ISBN : MINN:31951P003943787
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New Smith Bk Comic Bk Stories

Author : Callahan B
ISBN : 1588341836
Genre : Humor
File Size : 80.43 MB
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A panorama of comic book art, graphic novels, and graphic journalism from the 1960s to the present celebrates the work of such creators as R. Crumb, Stan Lee, and Dan Clowes, in a collection divided into four main themes including Underground Comics, Silver Age Super Heroes, A Raw Generation, and Dark Fiction and Deep Fantasy.
Category: Humor

Comic Strips Consumer Cult Pb

ISBN : 1588340317
Genre : History
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Comic Strips and Consumer Culture explores how comic strips contributed to the expansion of a mass consumer culture that was increasingly driven by visual images.
Category: History

Comics Comix Graphic Novels

Author : Roger Sabin
ISBN : UOM:39015060122515
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 85.58 MB
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For many years, those interested in the history of the art of comics--from scholars to fans--had very few options. The available books were either filled with glaring errors or far too limited in their scope. Along comes Roger Sabin and his near-definitive history. The best thing about this book is that it begins with a strong foundation--that comics is a separate and unique artistic medium--and goes on to leave practically no stone unturned, from mainstream superheroes to underground work to Japanese manga to the new alternatives to the strong European tradition. There's even an entire chapter on comics by and aimed toward women, hopefully dispelling the myth that comics are just for boys.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Comic Books And Strips

Author : Randall William Scott
ISBN : IND:30000011927328
Genre : Reference
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This bibliography collects, organizes, and annotates the most important information sources in the comics area: books, periodicals, and library collections.
Category: Reference

Smithsonian Extreme Animals Activity Book

Author : Steve Behling
ISBN : 9781684126699
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 80.82 MB
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From wolverines to piranhas, learn about extreme animals with the Smithsonian! Get ready to learn about the strangest, most impressive animals in the world in Smithsonian Extreme Animals Activity Book! This book is chock full of activities covering the most extreme animals from all over the world. Inside, children will find tons of fascinating facts paired with activities to reinforce learning. Complete the mazes, word searches, quizzes, doodling activities, and brainteasers, then use the stickers and giant poster for even more activity fun!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Complete Catalog

Author : Smithsonian Institution. Press
ISBN : PURD:32754082012935
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ISBN : UOM:39015048223773
Genre : Book industries and trade
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Category: Book industries and trade

Art Out Of Time

Author : Dan Nadel
ISBN : UOM:39015066871073
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents an eclectic compendium of the work of nearly thirty little-known American cartoonists whose work has been overshadowed by more famous contemporaries, showcasing the influential work of these pioneering cartoonists, who worked from 1900 to 1969, including Raymond Crawford Ewer, Howard Nostrand, Ogden Whitney, and Dick Briefer, among others.
Category: Biography & Autobiography