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


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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 Comic Books and American Cultural History PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781441197573
Pages : 296 pages
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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.


Download Comic Books as History PDF
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ISBN 10 : 0878054065
Pages : 188 pages
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Download or read book Comic Books as History written by Joseph Witek and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 1989 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes changing public attitudes towards comic books


Download Picker s Pocket Guide   Comic Books PDF
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Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN 10 : 9781440245145
Pages : 208 pages
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Download or read book Picker s Pocket Guide Comic Books written by David Tosh and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2015-09-15 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: COMICS PACK PUNCH! Comic book values are soaring. Superman's debut, Action Comics #1, sold for $3.2 million. The first appearance of Batman in Detective Comics #27 fetched $1 million. Exceptional examples? Certainly, but you don't need X-ray vision to see everyone from collectors to savvy investors covets vintage comic books. Discover for yourself what insiders have long known with this hands-on, how-to guide to picking comic books. You'll uncover: • The best comics to hunt, from the 1930s-1980s and beyond • Where to find hidden treasures • Practical strategies for buying and selling comic books • How to flip comics for profit and fun • Common reprints and facsimiles • Restoration and repair Whether for pleasure or profit, the Picker's Pocket Guide is a real find.


Download History of Comic Books PDF
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Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
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ISBN 10 : 9781480756991
Pages : 48 pages
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Download or read book History of Comic Books written by David Smith and published by Teacher Created Materials. This book was released on 2016-08-01 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Build students' reading skills with this action-packed nonfiction 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.


Download We Spoke Out  Comic Books and the Holocaust PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781684063888
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Download or read book We Spoke Out Comic Books and the Holocaust written by Rafael Medoff and published by IDW Publishing. This book was released on 2018-03-21 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Classic comic book stories about the Holocaust and interviews with their artists and writers, with a cover drawn especially for this book by Neal Adams. An amazing but forgotten chapter in comics history! Long before the Holocaust was taught in schools or presented in films such as Schindler's List, the youth of America was learning about the Nazi genocide from Batman, the X-Men, Captain America, and Sgt. Rock. Comics legend Neal Adams, Holocaust scholar Rafael Medoff, and comics historian Craig Yoe bring together a remarkable collection of comic book stories that introduced an entire generation to an engaging and important subject. We Spoke Out is an extraordinary journey into a compelling topic.


Download Graphic Novels  A Guide to Comic Books  Manga  and More  2nd Edition PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781440851360
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Download or read book Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition written by Michael Pawuk and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-05-30 with total page 719 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections


Download Comic Books and Other Hooks  21St Century Education PDF
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Publisher : AuthorHouse
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ISBN 10 : 9781491846247
Pages : 215 pages
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Download or read book Comic Books and Other Hooks 21St Century Education written by Manfred J. von Vulte and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2013-12-27 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 21st Century education is at the cross-roads. It can continue to be defined by a narrow scope, benefiting the median student who can muster moments of brilliance assisted by the technology he or she so easily wields, or it can salvage what was deemed noble by tradition and merge them with the modernistic tools and educational innovations of the new century. Education has reached a point where its students and parents have either seen the limitations of the system and accepted them, or have forged some external responses to them. These retorts can be seen in the following manifestations: the rise of after- school athletics, where sports are now played that have been deemed too aggressive for school, the explosion of tutoring centres who are capitalizing on the fact that process has been a small part of the curriculum and rudimentary skills are overshadowed by what can be best described as educational pulp, and finally, the growth of the independent/private schools and home schooling, where total abdication from public systems has come to rest. Comic books, robotics, industrial arts, instrumental music, cooking, camping, fine art, and other genuine experiential initiatives need to be examined by today's schools. The empty promises of video games and their ethereal claim to genuine experience has produced a significant student body that is resigned to mediocrity, and virtual encounters that provide neither the authentic feeling of victory, nor the reviled sting of true defeat. Students are looking for the genuine, in their teachers, lessons, and activities. 21st Century education by comic book or by hook will rest in the power of professional dynamism and the authentic teaching of practice, process, and prolonged proficiency.


Download Anti Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books  1920 1960 PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780786470952
Pages : 241 pages
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Download or read book Anti Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books 1920 1960 written by Nathan Vernon Madison and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-01-03 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this thorough history, the author demonstrates, via the popular literature (primarily pulp magazines and comic books) of the 1920s to about 1960, that the stories therein drew their definitions of heroism and villainy from an overarching, nativist fear of outsiders that had existed before World War I but intensified afterwards. These depictions were transferred to America's "new" enemies, both following U.S. entry into the Second World War and during the early stages of the Cold War. Anti-foreign narratives showed a growing emphasis on ideological, as opposed to racial or ethnic, differences--and early signs of the coming "multiculturalism"--indicating that pure racism was not the sole reason for nativist rhetoric in popular literature. The process of change in America's nativist sentiments, so virulent after the First World War, are revealed by the popular, inexpensive escapism of the time, pulp magazines and comic books.


Download Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book PDF
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ISBN 10 : 1578068584
Pages : 350 pages
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Download or read book Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book written by Tom Andrae and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2006 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first full-length critical study of the genius who created Duckburg and Uncle Scrooge


Download The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780190917944
Pages : 745 pages
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Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies written by Frederick Luis Aldama and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020 with total page 745 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies examines the history and evolution of the visual narrative genre from a global perspective. The Handbook brings together readable, jargon-free essays written by established and emerging scholars from diverse geographic, institutional, gender, and national backgrounds.


Download Comic Book Crime PDF
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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780814764527
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book Comic Book Crime written by Nickie D. Phillips and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2013-07-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Superman, Batman, Daredevil, and Wonder Woman are iconic cultural figures that embody values of order, fairness, justice, and retribution. Comic Book Crime digs deep into these and other celebrated characters, providing a comprehensive understanding of crime and justice in contemporary American comic books. This is a world where justice is delivered, where heroes save ordinary citizens from certain doom, where evil is easily identified and thwarted by powers far greater than mere mortals could possess. Nickie Phillips and Staci Strobl explore these representations and show that comic books, as a historically important American cultural medium, participate in both reflecting and shaping an American ideological identity that is often focused on ideas of the apocalypse, utopia, retribution, and nationalism. Through an analysis of approximately 200 comic books sold from 2002 to 2010, as well as several years of immersion in comic book fan culture, Phillips and Strobl reveal the kinds of themes and plots popular comics feature in a post-9/11 context. They discuss heroes’ calculations of “deathworthiness,” or who should be killed in meting out justice, and how these judgments have as much to do with the hero’s character as they do with the actions of the villains. This fascinating volume also analyzes how class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation are used to construct difference for both the heroes and the villains in ways that are both conservative and progressive. Engaging, sharp, and insightful, Comic Book Crime is a fresh take on the very meaning of truth, justice, and the American way. Instructor's Guide


Download Working Class Comic Book Heroes PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781496816658
Pages : 270 pages
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Download or read book Working Class Comic Book Heroes written by Marc DiPaolo and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2018-04-19 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by Phil Bevin, Blair Davis, Marc DiPaolo, Michele Fazio, James Gifford, Kelly Kanayama, Orion Ussner Kidder, Christina M. Knopf, Kevin Michael Scott, Andrew Alan Smith, and Terrence R. Wandtke In comic books, superhero stories often depict working-class characters who struggle to make ends meet, lead fulfilling lives, and remain faithful to themselves and their own personal code of ethics. Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics examines working-class superheroes and other protagonists who populate heroic narratives in serialized comic books. Essayists analyze and deconstruct these figures, viewing their roles as fictional stand-ins for real-world blue-collar characters. Informed by new working-class studies, the book also discusses how often working-class writers and artists created these characters. Notably Jack Kirby, a working-class Jewish artist, created several of the most recognizable working-class superheroes, including Captain America and the Thing. Contributors weigh industry histories and marketing concerns as well as the fan community's changing attitudes towards class signifiers in superhero adventures. The often financially strapped Spider-Man proves to be a touchstone figure in many of these essays. Grant Morrison's Superman, Marvel's Shamrock, Alan Moore and David Lloyd's V for Vendetta, and The Walking Dead receive thoughtful treatment. While there have been many scholarly works concerned with issues of race and gender in comics, this book stands as the first to deal explicitly with issues of class, cultural capital, and economics as its main themes.


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Publisher : Temple University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781592134441
Pages : 260 pages
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Download or read book Demanding Respect written by Paul Lopes and published by Temple University Press. This book was released on 2009-04-07 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From pulp comics to Maus, the story of the growth of comics in American culture.


Download Comic Book Film Style PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781477313275
Pages : 259 pages
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Download or read book Comic Book Film Style written by Dru Jeffries and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2017-09-05 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Superhero films and comic book adaptations dominate contemporary Hollywood filmmaking, and it is not just the storylines of these blockbuster spectacles that have been influenced by comics. The comic book medium itself has profoundly influenced how movies look and sound today, as well as how viewers approach them as texts. Comic Book Film Style explores how the unique conventions and formal structure of comic books have had a profound impact on film aesthetics, so that the different representational abilities of comics and film are put on simultaneous display in a cinematic work. With close readings of films including Batman: The Movie, American Splendor, Superman, Hulk, Spider-Man 2, V for Vendetta, 300, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Watchmen, The Losers, and Creepshow, Dru Jeffries offers a new and more cogent definition of the comic book film as a stylistic approach rather than a genre, repositioning the study of comic book films from adaptation and genre studies to formal/stylistic analysis. He discusses how comic book films appropriate comics' drawn imagery, vandalize the fourth wall with the use of graphic text, dissect the film frame into discrete panels, and treat time as a flexible construct rather than a fixed flow, among other things. This cinematic remediation of comic books' formal structure and unique visual conventions, Jeffries asserts, fundamentally challenges the classical continuity paradigm and its contemporary variants, placing the comic book film at the forefront of stylistic experimentation in post-classical Hollywood.


Download The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781135943301
Pages : 504 pages
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Download or read book The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators written by Thomas A. Crowell, Esq. and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2014-10-03 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focal Press' Pocket Lawyer series serves as a legal toolkit for independent producers and artists in the creative industries. The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators is designed to help emerging artists and veteran professionals in the comic book industry build a solid foundation of business and communication practices that they need to thrive in today's ever-changing, uncertain world of indie comics. Readers will learn to protect their copyrights, negotiate publishing deals, hire artists so everyone wins, and learn the ins and outs of key contracts with this helpful resource.