Comic strips and consumer culture, 1890-1945

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Smithsonian, Apr 17, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 233 pages
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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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This is a serious volume. I picked it up, because at age 56 I still enjoy reading the comics and thought this might provide some historical perspective. It did, however, this is an outgrowth of the ... Read full review

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