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ISBN 10 : 9781441172624
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Download or read book Comic Books and American Cultural History written 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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ISBN 10 : 9781441197573
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Download or read book Comic Books and American Cultural History written 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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ISBN 10 : 1617038555
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Download or read book Of Comics and Men written by Jean-Paul Gabilliet and published by . This book was released on 2013 with total page 390 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, now in English for the first time, provides a thorough landmark overview of American comic books that shed new light on this versatile art form.


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ISBN 10 : 0801874505
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Download or read book Comic Book Nation written by Bradford W. Wright and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2003-10-17 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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ISBN 10 : 9780822566540
Pages : 116 pages
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Download or read book Comic Book Century written 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.


Download Korean War Comic Books PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780786443963
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Download or read book Korean War Comic Books written by Leonard Rifas and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-04-16 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comic books have presented fictional and fact-based stories of the Korean War, as it was being fought and afterward. Comparing these comics with events that inspired them offers a deeper understanding of the comics industry, America's "forgotten war," and the anti-comics movement, championed by psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, who criticized their brutalization of the imagination. Comics--both newsstand offerings and government propaganda--used fictions to justify the unpopular war as necessary and moral. This book examines the dramatization of events and issues, including the war's origins, germ warfare, brainwashing, Cold War espionage, the nuclear threat, African Americans in the military, mistreatment of POWs, and atrocities.


Download Marvel Comics into Film PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780786443048
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Download or read book Marvel Comics into Film written by Matthew J. McEniry and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-03-30 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marvel Studios' approach to its Cinematic Universe--beginning with the release of Iron Man (2008)--has become the template for successful management of blockbuster film properties. Yet films featuring Marvel characters can be traced back to the 1940s, when the Captain America serial first appeared on the screen. This collection of new essays is the first to explore the historical, textual and cultural context of the larger cinematic Marvel universe, including serials, animated films, television movies, non-U.S. versions of Marvel characters, films that feature characters licensed by Marvel, and the contemporary Cinematic Universe as conceived by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios. Films analyzed include Transformers (1986), Howard the Duck (1986), Blade (1998), Planet Hulk (2010), Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013), Elektra (2005), the Conan the Barbarian franchise (1982-1990), Ultimate Avengers (2006) and Ghost Rider (2007).


Download The Comic Art of War PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780786498352
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Download or read book The Comic Art of War written by Christina M. Knopf and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-07-14 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For military cartoonists the absurdity of war inspires a laugh-or-cry response and provides an endless source of un-funny amusement. Cartoons by hundreds of artists-at-arms from more than a dozen countries and spanning two centuries are included in this study--the first to consider such a broad range of military comics. War and military life are examined through the inside jokes of the men and women who served. The author analyzes themes of culture, hierarchy, enemies and allies, geography, sexuality, combat, and civilian relations and describes how comics function within a community. A number of artists included were known for their work with Disney, Marvel Comics, the New Yorker and Madison Avenue but many lesser known artists are recognized.


Download New Directions in Print Culture Studies PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781501359750
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Download or read book New Directions in Print Culture Studies written by Jesse W. Schwartz and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-06-16 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New Directions in Print Culture Studies features new methods and approaches to cultural and literary history that draw on periodicals, print culture, and material culture, thus revising and rewriting what we think we know about the aesthetic, cultural, and social history of transnational America. The unifying questions posed and answered in this book are methodological: How can we make material, archival objects meaningful? How can we engage and contest dominant conceptions of aesthetic, historical, and literary periods? How can we present archival material in ways that make it accessible to other scholars and students? What theoretical commitments does a focus on material objects entail? New Directions in Print Culture Studies brings together leading scholars to address the methodological, historical, and theoretical commitments that emerge from studying how periodicals, books, images, and ideas circulated from the 19th century to the present. Reaching beyond national boundaries, the essays in this book focus on the different materials and archives we can use to rewrite literary history in ways that highlight not a canon of “major” literary works, but instead the networks, dialogues, and tensions that define print cultures in various moments and movements.


Download The Power of Comics PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780826429360
Pages : 358 pages
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Download or read book The Power of Comics written by Randy Duncan and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-07-01 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


Download Classics Illustrated PDF
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053778596
Pages : 267 pages
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Download or read book Classics Illustrated written by William B. Jones and published by McFarland Publishing. This book was released on 2002 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From 1941 to 1971, the well-loved yet controversial Classics Illustrated series brought abridged, comics-style versions of literary masterpieces such as Homer's Odyssey, Shakespeare's Hamlet, Goethe's Faust, and Hugo's Les Miserables to millions of children and adults worldwide. Founded by Russian Jewish immigrant Albert Kanter at the dawn of the Golden Age of comics, the series used the comic-book form to introduce young readers to the works of Melville, Dickens, Stevenson, Twain and other authors. This work tells the story of Kanter's enterprise and examines the cultural significance of the most successful publication of its kind in the context of the times in which it was published. Attention is given to the evolving mission of Classics Illustrated to bring serious literature to popular culture; the publication's ability to stand up to the anti-comics hysteria of the early 1950s; the growth of subsidiary educational series encompassing folklore, mythology, history, and science; and the unsuccessful attempts to revive the series in the 1990s. The careers and contributions of each of the artists are covered, and the text is supplemented by quotations from exclusive interviews and correspondence with such illustrators as George Evans, Gray Morrow, Lou Cameron, Norman Nodel and Rudolph Palais. Detailed appendices provide artist attributions and the contents of each issue in every Classics Illustrated-related series. More than 200 illustrations offer a generous sample of what drew millions of readers to the World's Finest Juvenile Publication.


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ISBN 10 : 9781317776321
Pages : 252 pages
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Download or read book Reading Comics written by Mila Bongco and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-04-04 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study explores how the definition of the medium, as well as its language, readership, genre conventions, and marketing and distribution strategies, have kept comic books within the realm of popular culture. Since comics have been studied mostly in relation to mass media and its influence on society, there is a void in the analysis of the critical issues related to comics as a distinct genre and art form. By focusing on comics as narratives and investigating their formal and structural aspects, as well as the unique reading process they demand, this study presents a unique contribution to the current literature on comics, and helps clarify concepts and definitions useful in studying the medium. (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Alberta, 1995; revised with new preface, bibliography, and index)


Download Art History for Comics PDF
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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 10 : 9783031073533
Pages : 249 pages
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Download or read book Art History for Comics written by Ian Horton and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-10-22 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book looks at comics through the lens of Art History, examining the past influence of art-historical methodologies on comics scholarship to scope how they can be applied to Comics Studies in the present and future. It unearths how early comics scholars deployed art-historical approaches, including stylistic analysis, iconography, Cultural History and the social history of art, and proposes how such methodologies, updated in light of disciplinary developments within Art History, could be usefully adopted in the study of comics today. Through a series of indicative case studies of British and American comics like Eagle, The Mighty Thor, 2000AD, Escape and Heartbreak Hotel, it argues that art-historical methods better address overlooked aspects of visual and material form. Bringing Art History back into the interdisciplinary nexus of comics scholarship raises some fundamental questions about the categories, frameworks and values underlying contemporary Comics Studies.


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ISBN 10 : 080186514X
Pages : 378 pages
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Download or read book Comic Book Nation written by Bradford W. Wright and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2001-04-26 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


Download American Comics  A History PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780393635614
Pages : 593 pages
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Download or read book American Comics A History written by Jeremy Dauber and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2021-11-16 with total page 593 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sweeping story of cartoons, comic strips, and graphic novels and their hold on the American imagination. Comics have conquered America. From our multiplexes, where Marvel and DC movies reign supreme, to our television screens, where comics-based shows like The Walking Dead have become among the most popular in cable history, to convention halls, best-seller lists, Pulitzer Prize–winning titles, and MacArthur Fellowship recipients, comics shape American culture, in ways high and low, superficial, and deeply profound. In American Comics, Columbia professor Jeremy Dauber takes readers through their incredible but little-known history, starting with the Civil War and cartoonist Thomas Nast, creator of the lasting and iconic images of Uncle Sam and Santa Claus; the golden age of newspaper comic strips and the first great superhero boom; the moral panic of the Eisenhower era, the Marvel Comics revolution, and the underground comix movement of the 1960s and ’70s; and finally into the twenty-first century, taking in the grim and gritty Dark Knights and Watchmen alongside the brilliant rise of the graphic novel by acclaimed practitioners like Art Spiegelman and Alison Bechdel. Dauber’s story shows not only how comics have changed over the decades but how American politics and culture have changed them. Throughout, he describes the origins of beloved comics, champions neglected masterpieces, and argues that we can understand how America sees itself through whose stories comics tell. Striking and revelatory, American Comics is a rich chronicle of the last 150 years of American history through the lens of its comic strips, political cartoons, superheroes, graphic novels, and more. FEATURING… • American Splendor • Archie • The Avengers • Kyle Baker • Batman • C. C. Beck • Black Panther • Captain America • Roz Chast • Walt Disney • Will Eisner • Neil Gaiman • Bill Gaines • Bill Griffith • Harley Quinn • Jack Kirby • Denis Kitchen • Krazy Kat • Harvey Kurtzman • Stan Lee • Little Orphan Annie • Maus • Frank Miller • Alan Moore • Mutt and Jeff • Gary Panter • Peanuts • Dav Pilkey • Gail Simone • Spider-Man • Superman • Dick Tracy • Wonder Wart-Hog • Wonder Woman • The Yellow Kid • Zap Comix … AND MANY MORE OF YOUR FAVORITES!


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ISBN 10 : 1443866970
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Download or read book Ages of Heroes Eras of Men written by Julian C. Chambliss and published by Cambridge Scholars Pub. This book was released on 2014-12-01 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men explores the changing depiction of superheroes from the comic books of the 1930s to the cinematic present. In this anthology, scholars from a variety of disciplines - including history, cultural studies, Latin American studies, film studies, and English - examine the superhero's cultural history in North America with attention to particular stories and to the historical contexts in which those narratives appeared. Enduring comic book characters from DC and Marvel Comics, including Superman, Iron Man, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Avengers, are examined, along with lesser-known Canadian, Latino, and African-American superheroes. With a sweep of characters ranging from the Pulp Era to recent cinematic adaptations, and employing a variety of analytical frameworks, this collection offers new insights for scholars, students, and fans of the superhero genre. The anthology comprises three chronologically-divided sections corresponding to the well-established distinction in comics of the Golden Age, Silver Age, and Modern Age. Section I, "Defending the American Way", connects the emergence of the new superhero genre to the social, political, and economic issues of the Progressive Era, the Great Depression, and World War II. Section II, "Crisis of Consensus", examines the rebirth and evolution of the superhero comic in the context of Cold War anxiety. Section III, "The Modern Age", explores the ongoing development of the superhero in the post-Cold War world, with a narrowed but more sophisticated comic book readership and, ultimately, an expanded new audience in other media.


Download The Art of the Comic Book PDF
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ISBN 10 : 0878057587
Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book The Art of the Comic Book written by Robert C. Harvey and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 1996 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traces the history of comic books, discusses the economics of the field and the changing relationship between the words and the pictures, and profiles leading artists