A Complete History of American Comic Books

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Peter Lang, 2008 - 353 pages
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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Table des matières

THE FIRST COMICS
9
THE FIRST SUPERHEROES
57
A NEW KIND OF SUPERHERO
69
THE RETURN OF SUPERHEROES
99
DARKER KNIGHTS
123
THE BATTLE OVER MARVEL
149
A NEW DAY FOR COMICS
169
COLLECTING COMIC BOOKS FOR FUN AND MAYBE PROFIT
201
COMICS IN EDUCATION EDUCATION IN COMICS
223
FANBOYS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN
231
A COMICS INDUSTRY TIMELINE
257
A COMICS GLOSSARY
275
COMIC BOOK QUIZ 284
289
ANSWERS
295
INDEX
327
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The Author: Shirrel Rhoades is a former executive vice president of Marvel Entertainment and publisher of Marvel Comics. During a forty-plus-year career, he has held executive positions with Reader's Digest, Ladies' Home Journal, Redbook, Harper's, and Scholastic. He taught magazine management for seventeen years at New York University's Center for Publishing, and he continues to consult in the magazine and comics industries.

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