Comic Book Century: The History of American Comic Books

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Twenty-First Century Books, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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This book charts the history of American comic books, from 1930s comic strip collections to contemporary graphic novels. The author examines how comic books have reflected, and in some cases even shaped, American pop culture. Depression-era escapism, World War II patriotism, 1950s teen culture, Vietnam-era angst, Japanese comic book art influences, and a broad array of modern-day concerns are all reflected in comic book history.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Superheroes Take Off
15
The Comics Go to War
25
Thriving on the Home Front
35
Comics under Fire
45
A New Era
55
Going Underground
69
Looking Forward and Back
79
The World Turned Upside Down
87
Epilogue
95
Selected Famous Names
102
Index
110
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