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Comic Book Nation


Author : Bradford W. Wright
language : en
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date : 2003-09-18


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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.

Comic Book Nation


Author : Bradford W. Wright
language : en
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date : 2001-03-22


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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.

Comic Book Nation


Author : Bradford W. Wright
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2008-11-03


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"Congratulations to Bradford W. Wright for penning one of the most comprehensive and readable accounts of the pervasive effect that comic books have had upon generations of readers throughout America, and indeed -- the world." -- Stan Lee As American as jazz or rock and roll, comic books have been central in the nation's popular culture since Superman's 1938 debut in Action Comics #1. Selling in the millions each year for the past six decades, comic books have figured prominently in the childhoods of most Americans alive today. In Comic Book Nation, Bradford W. Wright offers an engaging, illuminating, and often provocative history of the comic book industry within the context of twentieth-century American society. From Batman's Depression-era battles against corrupt local politicians and Captain America's one-man war against Nazi Germany to Iron Man's Cold War exploits in Vietnam and Spider-Man's confrontations with student protestors and drug use in the early 1970s, comic books have continually reflected the national mood, as Wright's imaginative reading of thousands of titles from the 1930s to the 1980s makes clear. In every genre -- superhero, war, romance, crime, and horror comic books -- Wright finds that writers and illustrators used the medium to address a variety of serious issues, including racism, economic injustice, fascism, the threat of nuclear war, drug abuse, and teenage alienation. At the same time, xenophobic wartime series proved that comic books could be as reactionary as any medium. Wright's lively study also focuses on the role comic books played in transforming children and adolescents into consumers; the industry's ingenious efforts to market their products to legions of young but savvy fans; the efforts of parents, politicians, religious organizations, civic groups, and child psychologists like Dr. Fredric Wertham (whose 1954 book Seduction of the Innocent, a salacious expose of the medium's violence and sexual content, led to U.S. Senate hearings) to link juvenile delinquency to comic books and impose censorship on the industry; and the changing economics of comic book publishing over the course of the century. For the paperback edition, Wright has written a new postscript that details industry developments in the late 1990s and the response of comic artists to the tragedy of 9/11. Comic Book Nation is at once a serious study of popular culture and an entertaining look at an enduring American art form.

Comic Books And American Cultural History


Author : Matthew Pustz
language : en
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date : 2012-02-23


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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.

Bad Language Naked Ladies And Other Threats To The Nation


Author : Anne Rubenstein
language : en
Publisher: Duke University Press
Release Date : 1998


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A history of Mexican comic books, their readers, their producers, their critics, and their complex relations with the government and the Church that discusses cultural nationalism, popular taste, and social change.

Demanding Respect


Author : Paul Lopes
language : en
Publisher: Temple University Press
Release Date : 2009-04-07


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From pulp comics to Maus, the story of the growth of comics in American culture.

Black Panther A Nation Under Our Feet


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language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2017-04-11


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Black Panther's troubles continue! The injuries that Ramonda suffered during the bombing worsen and her recovery is starting to seem like an impossibility. Plus, Shuri returns from Djalia... but is she herself? Or something more? Collecting Black Panther Vol. 6 #9-12 (subject to change).