Comic strips and consumer culture, 1890-1945
Drawing on comic strip characters such as Buster Brown, Winnie Winkle, and Superman, Ian Gordon shows how, in addition to embellishing a wide array of goods with personalities, comic strips themselves increasingly promoted consumerist values and upward mobility.
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