Dark Knights: The New Comics in Context

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Pluto Press, 1993 - Art - 154 pages
The first collection of serious essays on the burgeoning cult of adult comic books or graphic novels. Batman - the Dark Knight, Swamp Creature, Watchman, Judge Dredd, Superman and X-men all have devoted readers and huge followings. What accounts for the appeal of a genre whose audience was previously confined to children? Are we now a post-literate generation? What is the cultural context in which comics have become serious reading for men and women on both sides of the Atlantic? themes of the New Comics in an approach which is both explanatory and yet analytic. It includes interviews with editors of some of the most eminent of the comics including Tom de Flaco of Marvel and Dick Giordano of D.C.

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Contents

A Medium not a Genre
3
THE GOLDEN AGE
17
THE SILVER AGE
35
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Clive Bloom is currently Lecturer in Enlgish at Middlesex University, His books include Dark Knights: The New Comics in Context (Pluto Press) and Twentieth-Century Suspense: The Genre Comes of Age.

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