American Comics: A History

American Comics: A History

Author: Jeremy Dauber

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393635614

Category: History

Page: 592

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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!

The Comic Cavalcade Archives

The Comic Cavalcade Archives

Author: DC Comics, Inc

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: STANFORD:36105126890198

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 276

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From Comics' Golden Age, a collection of one of comics' premier anthology titles! Never before have these comics been reprinted, making this volume a must-have for all collectors. Featured within are stories of Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Wildcat, Black Pirate, Ghost Patrol and many more! Included in this volume is an introduction by movie producer Michael Uslan (Batman films).

The All-Star Companion Volume 2

The All-Star Companion Volume 2

Author: Roy Thomas

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905375

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Traces the first superhero group from its beginnings in the 1940s, highlights key comic book issues, and documents the contributions of various artists, writers, and editors of the comic series.

The Greenwood Guide to American Popular Culture

The Greenwood Guide to American Popular Culture

Author: M. Thomas Inge

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39076002398894

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 234

Alphabetically arranged entries provide a chronological survey of various aspects of American popular culture, including film, television, magazines, comic books, and best-selling books.

The Advocate

The Advocate

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Page: 96

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

Ebony

Ebony

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Page: 228

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

Billboard

Billboard

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Page: 92

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.