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A Complete History Of American Comic Books

Author : Shirrel Rhoades
ISBN : 1433101076
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book is an updated history of the American comic book by an industry insider. You'll follow the development of comics from the first appearance of the comic book format in the Platinum Age of the 1930s to the creation of the superhero genre in the Golden Age, to the current period, where comics flourish as graphic novels and blockbuster movies. Along the way you will meet the hustlers, hucksters, hacks, and visionaries who made the American comic book what it is today. It's an exciting journey, filled with mutants, changelings, atomized scientists, gamma-ray accidents, and supernaturally empowered heroes and villains who challenge the imagination and spark the secret identities lurking within us.

Comic Book Century

Author : Stephen Krensky
ISBN : 9780822566540
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Uses newspaper articles, historical overviews, and personal interviews to explain the history of American comic books and graphic novels.

Of Comics And Men

Author : Jean-Paul Gabilliet
ISBN : 9781628469998
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Originally published in France and long sought in English translation, Jean-Paul Gabilliet's Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books documents the rise and development of the American comic book industry from the 1930s to the present. The book intertwines aesthetic issues and critical biographies with the concerns of production, distribution, and audience reception, making it one of the few interdisciplinary studies of the art form. A thorough introduction by translators and comics scholars Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen brings the book up to date with explorations of the latest innovations, particularly the graphic novel. The book is organized into three sections: a concise history of the evolution of the comic book form in America; an overview of the distribution and consumption of American comic books, detailing specific controversies such as the creation of the Comics Code in the mid-1950s; and the problematic legitimization of the form that has occurred recently within the academy and in popular discourse. Viewing comic books from a variety of theoretical lenses, Gabilliet shows how seemingly disparate issues—creation, production, and reception—are in fact connected in ways that are not necessarily true of other art forms. Analyzing examples from a variety of genres, this book provides a thorough landmark overview of American comic books that sheds new light on this versatile art form.

Forbidden Adventures

Author : Michael Vance
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019183073
Genre : Humor
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A comprehensive history of a small, but important, comic book publisher. Reflects the Golden and Silver ages of Comics, 1934-1970.

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.

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.

The Comic Book In America

Author : Mike Benton
ISBN : UOM:39015017916092
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
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Traces the development of the comic book, looks at publishers and genres, and discusses industry trends

American Comic Book Chronicles 1960 64

Author : John Wells
ISBN : 9781605490458
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The American Comic Book Chronicles is an ambitious new series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! John Wells leads off with the first of two volumes on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics in the JFK and Beatles era! You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: DC Comics' rebirth of Green Lantern, Hawkman, and others, and the launch of Justice League of America and multiple earths! Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's transformation of superhero comics with the debut of Marvel's Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Avengers, and other iconic characters! Plus Batman gets a "new look", the Blue Beetle is revamped at Charlton Comics, and Creepy #1 brings horror back to comic book form, just as Harvey's "kid" comics are booming! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, the series forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!

Comix A History Of Comic Books In America

Author : Les Daniels
ISBN : 0876900341
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
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Covers the whole history of comic books in America to 1970--the major creations, the major creators, the major comic book lines, the major comic book enemies. Co-authors Les Daniels and The Mad Peck tell the story of how comic books captured the imagination of millions and became an American institution, and whether or not they deserved to. Adjoining the text, providing an illustrated history of their own, is a large selection of complete comic book stories. No selected snippets. Full stories. "It seems safe to say," the authors write, "that no book to date has contained such a wide range of comic book tales Where else can one find in the same volume such divergent personalities as the Old Witch and Donald Duck, or Captain America and Those Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers?"--From publisher description.

American Comic Book Chronicles The 1950s

Author : Bill Schelly
ISBN : 9781605490540
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! Bill Schelly authors the volume on the 1950s era of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, with a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: the rise of the great EC “New Trend” titles (Tales of the Crypt, Weird Science), Harvey Kurtzman’s Mad, and Carl Barks’ classic work on Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge! The re-tooling of the Flash in Showcase #4 that kicked off the Silver Age of Comics, and the introduction of DC’s Martian Manhunter, Adam Strange and the new Green Lantern! Plus the return of the Timely heroes Captain America, the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner, and the birth of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Fighting American and The Fly! Read about the publication of Dr. Fredric Wertham’s notorious anti-comics book Seduction of the Innocent and the Senate hearings on juvenile delinquency that led to the creation of the Comics Code, changing the face of comics for decades to come! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive full-color hardcover! Taken together, American Comic Book Chronicles forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!

Funnybooks

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.

The Secret History Of Aa Comics

Author : Bob Rozakis
ISBN : 9781105321719
Genre : American fiction
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"In the 1940s, M.C. Gaines sold his All-American Comics line to his partners at DC Comics. But what if, instead, he had bought out DC? And suppose Green Lantern and The Flash had become the surviving heroes of the Golden Age, with new versions of Superman and Batman launching the Silver Age of Comics? Comic book industry veteran Bob Rozakis delivers a fascinating tale of what might have been, complete with art from the Earth-AA archives!"--Amazon.com.

Jews And American Comics

Author : Paul Buhle
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131730686
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A treasury of Jewish comic book art collects the work of such top names as Will Eisner, Jules Feiffer, and Art Spiegelman, in a volume that is complemented by pictorial essays that trace the Jewish involvement in comic art.

American Comic Book Chronicles 1940 1944

Author : Kurt Mitchell
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The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! Kurt Mitchell and editor Roy Thomas composed this volume about the “Golden Age” of the comic book industry, a period that presented the earliest adventures of such iconic super-heroes as Batman, Captain Marvel, Superman, and Wonder Woman. It was a time when America’s entry into World War II was presaged by the arrival of such patriotic do-gooders as Will Eisner’s Uncle Sam, Harry Shorten and Irv Novick’s The Shield, and Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Captain America. It was when teenage culture found expression in a fumbling red-haired high school student named Archie Andrews. But most of all, the first five years of the 1940s was the age of the “packagers” when studios headed by men like Harry A Chesler, Will Eisner, and Jerry Iger churned out material for a plethora of new comic book companies that published the entire gamut of genres, from funny animal stories to crime tales to jungle sagas to science-fiction adventures. These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, American Comic Book Chronicles forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!

The Classic Era Of American Comics

Author : Nicky Wright
ISBN : 185375336X
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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In terms of both words and images the world had never seen the like of the American comicbook. They were bizarre, morbid, lurid, risque and bursting with subconcious desires of burgeoning youth culture. By the time 1954 arrived their were 500 different comics beingpublished by 35 different companies, selling over 60 million copies a month between them. This is the history of the era and the art it produced.

History Of Comic Books

Author : David Smith
ISBN : 9781480756991
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Build students' reading skills with this action-packed nonfiction e-book designed to engage students. Showcasing heroes and villains from Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse Comics, this informational text examines the history of comic books and their enduring popularity. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, and featuring TIME content, this book includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents. The detailed sidebars, fascinating images, and Dig Deeper section prompt students to connect back to the text and encourage multiple readings. Check It Out! includes suggested resources for further reading. Aligned with state standards, this title features complex content appropriate for students preparing for college and career readiness.

Ron Goulart S Great History Of Comic Books

Author : Ron Goulart
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038079757
Genre : Art
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Looks at individual publishers, comic book genres, characters, and trends in comic book stories and artwork

American Comic Book Chronicles The 1990s

Author : Keith Dallas
ISBN : 9781605490847
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The 1990s was the decade when Marvel Comics sold 8.1 million copies of an issue of the X-Men, saw its superstar creators form their own company, cloned Spider-Man, and went bankrupt. The 1990s was when Superman died, Batman had his back broken, and the runaway success of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman led to DC Comics’ Vertigo line of adult comic books. It was the decade of gimmicky covers, skimpy costumes, and mega-crossovers. But most of all, the 1990s was the decade when companies like Image, Valiant and Malibu published million-selling comic books before the industry experienced a shocking and rapid collapse. American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s is a year-by-year account of the comic book industry during the Bill Clinton years. This full-color hardcover volume documents the comic book industry’s most significant publications, most notable creators, and most impactful trends from that decade. Written by Keith Dallas and Jason Sacks.

The Captivating Creative Unusual History Of Comic Books

Author : Jennifer M. Besel
ISBN : 9781429647908
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Describes the history of comic books, featuring little known facts and bizarre inside information"--Provided by publisher.

Comic Books As History

Author : Joseph Witek
ISBN : 0878054065
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Describes changing public attitudes towards comic books

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