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A Complete History of American Comic Books

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 13 : 9781433101076
Pages : 370 pages
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Download A Complete History of American Comic Books PDF Format Full Free by Shirrel Rhoades and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2008 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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Of Comics and Men

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 13 : 1628469994
Pages : 432 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (469 downloads)

Download Of Comics and Men PDF Format Full Free by Jean-Paul Gabilliet and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2013-03-25 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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Comic Book Century

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Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
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ISBN 13 : 0822566540
Pages : 116 pages
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Download Comic Book Century PDF Format Full Free by Stephen Krensky and published by Twenty-First Century Books. This book was released on 2008-01-01 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Uses newspaper articles, historical overviews, and personal interviews to explain the history of American comic books and graphic novels.


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Comic Books and American Cultural History

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN 13 : 1441173862
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Comic Books and American Cultural History PDF Format Full Free by Matthew Pustz and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2012-02-23 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comic Books and American Cultural History is an anthology that examines the ways in which comic books can be used to understand the history of the United States. Over the last twenty years, there has been a proliferation of book-length works focusing on the history of comic books, but few have investigated how comics can be used as sources for doing American cultural history. These original essays illustrate ways in which comic books can be used as resources for scholars and teachers. Part 1 of the book examines comics and graphic novels that demonstrate the techniques of cultural history; the essays in Part 2 use comics and graphic novels as cultural artifacts; the third part of the book studies the concept of historical identity through the 20th century; and the final section focuses on different treatments of contemporary American history. Discussing topics that range from romance comics and Superman to American Flagg! and Ex Machina, this is a vivid collection that will be useful to anyone studying comic books or teaching American history.


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History of Illustration

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN 13 : 1628927550
Pages : 592 pages
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Download History of Illustration PDF Format Full Free by Susan Doyle and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2018-05-17 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2019 CHOICE Award "The authoritative book on the origins, history, and influence of illustration. Bravo!" David Brinley, University of Delaware, USA History of Illustration covers image-making and print history from around the world, spanning from the ancient to the modern. Hundreds of color images show illustrations within their social, cultural, and technical context, while they are ordered from the past to the present. Readers will be able to analyze images for their displayed techniques, cultural standards, and ideas to appreciate the art form. This essential guide is the first history of illustration written by an international team of illustration historians, practitioners, and educators.


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Comic Books and American Cultural History

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN 13 : 1441172629
Pages : 297 pages
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Download Comic Books and American Cultural History PDF Format Full Free by Matthew Pustz and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2012-02-23 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A highly original collection of essays, demonstrating how comic books can be used as primary sources in the teaching and understanding of American history.


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Comix

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Publisher : Random House Value Publishing
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Pages : 198 pages
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Download Comix PDF Format Full Free by Les Daniels and published by Random House Value Publishing. This book was released on 1971 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: COMIX covers the whole history of comic books in America -- the major creations, the major creators, the major comic book lines, the major comic book enemies. ...[The authors] tell the story of how comic books captured the imagination of millions and became an American institution, and whether or not they deserved to." -- Jacket front flap.


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The Horror Comic Never Dies

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476675368
Pages : 179 pages
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Download The Horror Comic Never Dies PDF Format Full Free by Michael Walton and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-01-31 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Horror comics were among the first comic books published--ghastly tales that soon developed an avid young readership, along with a bad reputation. Parent groups, psychologists, even the United States government joined in a crusade to wipe out the horror comics industry--and they almost succeeded. Yet the genre survived and flourished, from the 1950s to today. This history covers the tribulations endured by horror comics creators and the broader impact on the comics industry. The genre's ultimate success helped launch the careers of many of the biggest names in comics. Their stories and the stories of other key players are included, along with a few surprises.


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Comics as History, Comics as Literature

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13 : 1611475570
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Comics as History, Comics as Literature PDF Format Full Free by Annessa Ann Babic and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2013-12-11 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This anthology hosts a collection of essays examining the role of comics as portals for historical and academic content, while keeping the approach on an international market versus the American one.


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Love on the Racks

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 0786435194
Pages : 247 pages
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Download Love on the Racks PDF Format Full Free by Michelle Nolan and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2008-04-09 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the better part of three decades romance comics were an American institution. Nearly 6,000 romance comics were published between 1947 and 1977, and there was a time when one of every five comics sold in the U.S. was a romance comic. This is the first book devoted entirely to the rarely studied world of romance comics. The text includes information on several types of romance comics and their creators, plus the history, numbers, and publishing frequency of dozens of romance titles. The author examines several significant periods in the development of the romance genre, including the origins of Archie Comics and other teen romance publications, the romance comic "boom and bust" of the 1950s, and the genre's sudden disappearance when fantasy and superhero comics began to dominate mainstream comics in the late 1970s.


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Imagining the End: The Apocalypse in American Popular Culture

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13 : 1440861021
Pages : 308 pages
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Download Imagining the End: The Apocalypse in American Popular Culture PDF Format Full Free by Jim Holte and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-11-30 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Imagining the End provides students and general readers with contextualized examples of how the apocalypse has been imagined across all mediums of American popular culture. Detailed entries analyze the development, influence, and enjoyment of end-times narratives. Provides readers with comprehensive and contextual essays on major apocalyptic themes and subjects Examines the source of most Western apocalyptic thought, The Book of Revelation and other Biblical apocalypses, in detail Includes descriptions, analysis, and context for apocalyptic films, novels, television programs, and video games Features a reader-friendly A–Z organization, with accessibly written entries


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Comic Books Incorporated

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Publisher : University of California Press
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ISBN 13 : 0520297555
Pages : 328 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (297 downloads)

Download Comic Books Incorporated PDF Format Full Free by Shawna Kidman and published by University of California Press. This book was released on 2019-04-30 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comic Books Incorporated tells the story of the US comic book business, reframing the history of the medium through an industrial and transmedial lens. Comic books wielded their influence from the margins and in-between spaces of the entertainment business for half a century before moving to the center of mainstream film and television production. This extraordinary history begins at the medium’s origin in the 1930s, when comics were a reviled, disorganized, and lowbrow mass medium, and surveys critical moments along the way—market crashes, corporate takeovers, upheavals in distribution, and financial transformations. Shawna Kidman concludes this revisionist history in the early 2000s, when Hollywood had fully incorporated comic book properties and strategies into its business models and transformed the medium into the heavily exploited, exceedingly corporate, and yet highly esteemed niche art form we know so well today.


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American Comic Book Chronicles: 1940-1944

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Publisher : Two Morrows Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 9781605490892
Pages : 288 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (65 downloads)

Download American Comic Book Chronicles: 1940-1944 PDF Format Full Free by Kurt F. Mitchell and published by Two Morrows Publishing. This book was released on 2019 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 five-year 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!


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Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman [2 volumes]

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13 : 0313399247
Pages : 920 pages
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Download Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman [2 volumes] PDF Format Full Free by Randy Duncan and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-01-29 with total page 920 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. • Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves • Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject • Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations • Includes a comprehensive bibliography


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Stan Lee

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13 : 1538162067
Pages : 236 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (162 downloads)

Download Stan Lee PDF Format Full Free by Bob Batchelor and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-10-15 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The definitive biography of Marvel legend Stan Lee, now adapted for young readers. Stan Lee’s extraordinary life was as epic as the superheroes he co-created, from the Amazing Spider-Man to the Mighty Avengers. His ideas and voice are at the heart of global culture, loved by millions of superhero fans around the world. In this young adult edition of Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel, award-winning cultural historian Bob Batchelor offers an in-depth and complete look at this iconic visionary. Batchelor explores how Lee, born in the Roaring Twenties and growing up in the Great Depression, capitalized on natural talent and hard work to become the editor of Marvel Comics as a teenager. Lee went on to introduce the world to heroes that were complex, funny, and fallible, just like their creator and just like all of us. Featuring amazingly detailed illustrations by artist Jason Piperberg, the young adult edition of Stan Lee also includes new details from Stan Lee’s life, like how he became a pioneer in crafting female and African-American superheroes and his crucial role in establishing one of the world’s most popular film franchises in history. Candid, authoritative, and absorbing, this is the biography of a man who revolutionized culture by creating new worlds and heroes that will entertain for generations to come.


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Teaching Comics Through Multiple Lenses

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317232585
Pages : 202 pages
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Download Teaching Comics Through Multiple Lenses PDF Format Full Free by Crag Hill and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-08-05 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Building off the argument that comics succeed as literature—rich, complex narratives filled with compelling characters interrogating the thought-provoking issues of our time—this book argues that comics are an expressive medium whose moves (structural and aesthetic) may be shared by literature, the visual arts, and film, but beyond this are a unique art form possessing qualities these other mediums do not. Drawing from a range of current comics scholarship demonstrating this point, this book explores the unique intelligence/s of comics and how they expand the ways readers engage with the world in ways different than prose, or film, or other visual arts. Written by teachers and scholars of comics for instructors, this book bridges research and pedagogy, providing instructors with models of critical readings around a variety of comics.


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The 10 Cent War

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 13 : 1496810317
Pages : 240 pages
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Download The 10 Cent War PDF Format Full Free by Trischa Goodnow and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2017-01-20 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by Derek T. Buescher, Travis L. Cox, Trischa Goodnow, Jon Judy, John R. Katsion, James J. Kimble, Christina M. Knopf, Steven E. Martin, Brad Palmer, Elliott Sawyer, Deborah Clark Vance, David E. Wilt, and Zou Yizheng One of the most overlooked aspects of the Allied war effort involved a surprising initiative--comic book propaganda. Even before Pearl Harbor, the comic book industry enlisted its formidable army of artists, writers, and editors to dramatize the conflict for readers of every age and interest. Comic book superheroes and everyday characters modeled positive behaviors and encouraged readers to keep scrapping. Ultimately, those characters proved to be persuasive icons in the war's most colorful and indelible propaganda campaign. The 10 Cent War presents a riveting analysis of how different types of comic books and comic book characters supplied reasons and means to support the war. The contributors demonstrate that, free of government control, these appeals produced this overall imperative. The book discusses the role of such major characters as Superman, Wonder Woman, and Uncle Sam along with a host of such minor characters as kid gangs and superhero sidekicks. It even considers novelty and small presses, providing a well-rounded look at the many ways that comic books served as popular propaganda.