American Comic Book Chronicles The 1990s

American Comic Book Chronicles  The 1990s

American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s is a year-by-year account of the comic book industry during the Bill Clinton years.

Author: Keith Dallas

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781605490847

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 288

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The 1990s was the decade when Marvel Comics sold 8.1 million copies of an issue of the X-Men, saw its superstar creators form their own company, cloned Spider-Man, and went bankrupt. The 1990s was when Superman died, Batman had his back broken, and the runaway success of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman led to DC Comics’ Vertigo line of adult comic books. It was the decade of gimmicky covers, skimpy costumes, and mega-crossovers. But most of all, the 1990s was the decade when companies like Image, Valiant and Malibu published million-selling comic books before the industry experienced a shocking and rapid collapse. American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s is a year-by-year account of the comic book industry during the Bill Clinton years. This full-color hardcover volume documents the comic book industry’s most significant publications, most notable creators, and most impactful trends from that decade. Written by Keith Dallas and Jason Sacks.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Steve Gerber

Steve Gerber

This volume follows Gerber’s career through a range of interviews, beginning with his height during the 1970s and ending with an interview with Michael Eury just before Gerber’s death in 2008.

Author: Jason Sacks

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496823038

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Steve Gerber (1947–2008) is among the most significant comics writers of the modern era. Best known for his magnum opus Howard the Duck, he also wrote influential series such as Man-Thing, Omega the Unknown, The Phantom Zone, and Hard Time, expressing a combination of intelligence and empathy rare in American comics. Gerber rose to prominence during the 1970s. His work for Marvel Comics during that era helped revitalize several increasingly clichéd generic conventions of superhero, horror, and funny animal comics by inserting satire, psychological complexity, and existential absurdism. Gerber's scripts were also often socially conscious, confronting, among other things, capitalism, environmentalism, political corruption, and censorship. His critique also extended into the personal sphere, addressing such taboo topics as domestic violence, racism, inequality, and poverty. This volume follows Gerber’s career through a range of interviews, beginning with his height during the 1970s and ending with an interview with Michael Eury just before Gerber’s death in 2008. Among the pieces featured is a 1976 interview with Mark Lerer, originally published in the low-circulation fanzine Pittsburgh Fan Forum, where Gerber looks back on his work for Marvel during the early to mid-1970s, his most prolific period. This volume concludes with selections from Gerber’s dialogue with his readers and admirers in online forums and a Gerber-based Yahoo Group, wherein he candidly discusses his many projects over the years. Gerber’s unique voice in comics has established his legacy. Indeed, his contribution earned him a posthumous induction into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.
Categories: Literary Criticism

American Comic Book Chronicles The 1950s

American Comic Book Chronicles  The 1950s

... of the 1970s independent comic, with stories and interviews with STEVENS,
BRUNNER, CHAYKIN, SIMONSON, WINDSOR-SMITH, and more! (192-page
trade paperback with COLOR) $27.95 AGE OF TV HEROES The first dedicated
book ...

Author: Bill Schelly

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781605490540

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

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The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! Bill Schelly authors the volume on the 1950s era of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, with a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: the rise of the great EC “New Trend” titles (Tales of the Crypt, Weird Science), Harvey Kurtzman’s Mad, and Carl Barks’ classic work on Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge! The re-tooling of the Flash in Showcase #4 that kicked off the Silver Age of Comics, and the introduction of DC’s Martian Manhunter, Adam Strange and the new Green Lantern! Plus the return of the Timely heroes Captain America, the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner, and the birth of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Fighting American and The Fly! Read about the publication of Dr. Fredric Wertham’s notorious anti-comics book Seduction of the Innocent and the Senate hearings on juvenile delinquency that led to the creation of the Comics Code, changing the face of comics for decades to come! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive full-color hardcover! Taken together, American Comic Book Chronicles forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Jim Shooter

Jim Shooter

Included here is a 1969 interview that shows a restless teenager; the 1973 interview that returned Shooter to comics; a discussion from 1980 during his pinnacle at Marvel; and two conversations from his time at Valiant and Defiant Comics.

Author: Jason Sacks

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496811806

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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As an American comic book writer, editor, and businessman, Jim Shooter (b. 1951) remains among the most important figures in the history of the medium. Starting in 1966 at the age of fourteen, Shooter, as the young protégé of verbally abusive DC editor Mort Weisinger, helped introduce themes and character development more commonly associated with DC competitor Marvel Comics. Shooter created several characters for the Legion of Super-Heroes, introduced Superman's villain the Parasite, and jointly devised the first race between the Flash and Superman. When he later ascended to editor-in-chief at Marvel Comics, the company, indeed the medium as a whole, was moribund. Yet by the time Shooter left the company a mere decade later, the industry had again achieved considerable commercial viability, with Marvel dominating the market. Shooter enjoyed many successes during his tenure, such as Chris Claremont and John Byrne's run on the Uncanny X-Men, Byrne's work on the Fantastic Four, Frank Miller's Daredevil stories, Walt Simonson's crafting of Norse mythology in Thor, and Roger Stern's runs on Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man, as well as his own successes writing Secret Wars and Secret Wars II. After a rift at Marvel, Shooter then helped lead Valiant Comics into one of the most iconic comic book companies of the 1990s, before moving to start-up companies Defiant and Broadway Comics. Included here is a 1969 interview that shows a restless teenager; the 1973 interview that returned Shooter to comics; a discussion from 1980 during his pinnacle at Marvel; and two conversations from his time at Valiant and Defiant Comics. At the close, an extensive, original interview encompasses Shooter's full career.
Categories: Literary Criticism

From Krakow to Krypton

From Krakow to Krypton

Jews created the first comic book, the first graphic novel, the first comic book convention, the first comic book specialty store, and they helped create the underground comics (or "Comix") movement of the late '60s and early '70s.

Author: Arie Kaplan

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 9780827610439

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Jews created the first comic book, the first graphic novel, the first comic book convention, the first comic book specialty store, and they helped create the underground comics (or "Comix") movement of the late '60s and early '70s. Many of the creators of the most famous comic books, such as Superman, Spiderman, X-Men, and Batman, as well as the founders of MAD Magazine, were Jewish. From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books tells their stories and demonstrates how they brought a uniquely Jewish perspective to their work and to the comics industry as a whole. Over-sized and in full color, From Krakow to Krypton is filled with sidebars, cartoon bubbles, comic book graphics, original design sketches, and photographs. It is a visually stunning and exhilarating history.
Categories: Art

Fantasy and Horror

Fantasy and Horror

Comic Book Rebels ; Conversations with the Creators of the New Comics . ... A
follow - up to the editors ' successful exercise in comics nostalgia , All in Color for
a Dime ( 1970 ) . ... Lupoff's chapter focusing on the various aviator heroes
popular during World War II is of interest because it chronicles the career of ...
Vance , Michael , Forbidden Adventures : The History of the American Comics
Group .

Author: Marshall B. Tymn

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002915008

Category: Art

Page: 816

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More than 2,300 works of fiction and poetry are discussed, each cross-referenced to other works with similar or contrasting themes. Winners and nominees for major awards are identified. Books that are part of a series are flagged, with a complete list of books in series included in a final chapter, along with a comprehensive list of awards, of translations, and of young adult and children's books.
Categories: Art

American Reference Books Annual

American Reference Books Annual

... Daddy Was a Number Runner , this edition does make the effort to find the
books that will attract the young adult of the ' 70s . In addition to information on
the use of this bibliography , given in the introduction , added titles of lists of such
books are ... Fleisher , Michael L . The Encyclopedia of Comic Book Heroes ,
Volume 1 : Batman . ... Volume 2 chronicles 27 years of the adventures of
Wonder Woman .

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058396881

Category: Reference books

Page:

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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.
Categories: Reference books

National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112024896281

Category: Catalogs, Union

Page:

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.
Categories: Catalogs, Union

Comic Book Index

Comic Book Index

Author: Johnny Lauck

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822021209192

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 483

View: 311

Categories: Comic books, strips, etc

The Comic Art Collection Catalog

The Comic Art Collection Catalog

The Who's Who of American Comics Books / editors , Jerry Bails and Hames
Ware . Detroit : J. Bails , 1973-1976 . 4 v . : ill . ; 28 cm . HOLDINGS : V. 1-4 .
COMIC BOOK WRITERS . The Who's Who of American Comic Books / executive
editor ...

Author: Michigan State University. Libraries. Special Collections Division

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015054273027

Category: Social Science

Page: 1435

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This is the most comprehensive dictionary available on comic art. The catalog provides detailed information about more than 60,000 cataloged books, magazines, scrapbooks, fanzines, comic books, and other materials in the Michigan State University Libraries, America's premiere library comics collection. Each book or serial is listed by title, with entries as appropriate under author, subject, and series. Besides the traditional books and magazines, significant collections of microfilm, sound recordings, vertical files, and realia (mainly T-shirts) are included. Comics and related materials are grouped by nationality and by genre.
Categories: Social Science

The American Comic Strip

The American Comic Strip

One of the all-time great comic strips. This is the first series to collect the strips in
their entirety in format which remains faithful to the original layout designs. Kelly,
Walt. The Best of Pogo. New York. ... This book collects a year's worth of strips
which ran in National Lampoon in the 1970's. The strip chronicles the typical
patterns of a year-long romantic relationship. Schulz, Charles. Snoopy. New York
: Holt ...

Author: Justin Freitas

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014048141

Category: Book collecting

Page: 28

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Categories: Book collecting

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative 1950 1977

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative  1950 1977

Garden City , N.Y. , Doubleday , 1970. I v . ... ( chiefly Press , New Orleans , with
the " Chronicle of illus . ) 29 cm . ... ( The Hyperion library of classic American
comic strips ) STEIG , William , 1907741.5973 ( PN6727.574B6 ) 76-53056 ISBN
 ...

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117254206

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

Comic Books and Strips

Comic Books and Strips

Author: Randall William Scott

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: IND:30000011927328

Category: Reference

Page: 152

View: 888

This bibliography collects, organizes, and annotates the most important information sources in the comics area: books, periodicals, and library collections.
Categories: Reference

Collectibly Mad

Collectibly Mad

Books with sections on EC Comics Books with sections on EC Comics : various ,
average price $ 20 ... comics drive , EC covered All in Color for a Dime , Don
Thompson and Dick Lupoff , Arlington House , 1970 , chapter on comics ... in
America , The by Mike Benton , Taylor Publishing , 1989 , section on and cover
repros from EC comics Comic Book Makers ... The , by Michael Uslan and Bruce
Solomon , William Morrow and Co . , 1977 , EC related questions Ray Bradbury
Chronicles ...

Author: Grant Geissman

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000096927920

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 320

View: 876

Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

AB Bookman s Weekly

AB Bookman s Weekly

All ; books on . Atlases , Pre - 1895 Civil War Audubon , John J . Birds of America
, Pre - 1880 ; Quadrupeds of N America , Pre - 1880 . ... Comic books : Pre - 1970
superhero & sci - fic especially . ... Chronicles England ; Scot Hollingshead .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026696644

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

Page:

View: 402

Categories: Antiquarian booksellers

The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide 31st Edition

The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide  31st Edition

Author: Robert M. Overstreet

Publisher: House of Collectibles

ISBN: UCSC:32106016195841

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 983

View: 813

"The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide" offers a complete record of existing comic books from the 1800s to the present, indexed, illustrated, and priced according to condition. of color photos. 1,500 b&w photos.
Categories: Comic books, strips, etc

The Timetables of American History

The Timetables of American History

Chronicles 1577:A2. Chronicles of Narnia, The 1950:A14. chronometer 1762:S4,
1804:S1. chronon 1976:S4. ... comic literature 1808:A1. comics 1894:M4, 1954:
M2, 1955:M5. comic strips 1897:A1, 1930:A5, 1931 :A9, 1950:A3, 1970:A4.

Author: Henry Steele Commager

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 0671252461

Category: America

Page: 470

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This is an encyclopedic timeline of American history. It covers history and politics, the arts, science and technology, and miscellaneous information. Many of Pearle's works are listed, and readers will see their wider historical context.
Categories: America

The Greenwood Guide to American Popular Culture

The Greenwood Guide to American Popular Culture

In 1996 San Francisco's lively Chronicle Books offered a set of Star Wars
adaptations in connection with the theatrical rerelease of the ... REFERENCE
WORKS Mentioned only incidentally in film encyclopedias and in histories of
comic art , Big Little Books are being given ... In 1970 , Dale Manesis published
300 copies of Whitman : A Listing of Big Little Books and Related Publications
Printed by the ...

Author: M. Thomas Inge

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39076002398894

Category: Social Science

Page: 2155

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Alphabetically arranged entries provide a chronological survey of various aspects of American popular culture, including film, television, magazines, comic books, and best-selling books.
Categories: Social Science

The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide 1991 1992

The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide  1991 1992

Author: Robert M. Overstreet

Publisher: House of Collectibles

ISBN: 0876378599

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 548

View: 127

Lists current prices for comic books and offers advice on collecting, storing, and selling them
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Roadstrips

Roadstrips

His book The Underground That Wasn ' t : An Anthology of Unknown Comic
Visionaries 1900 - 1970 , will be published in 2006 . DOUG ALLEN ... He also
con - tributes to the New Yorker and created comic panels featured in the film
American Splendor . MATT KINDT ... He has drawn and published alternative
comics and has packaged and designed for DC Comics and Chronicle Books . In
his spare ...

Author: Peter Bagge

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc

ISBN: UOM:39015062602787

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

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A fresh and fascinating look at the definition of America in time of upheaval explores the American national psyche and identity through the work of twenty-two leading cartoonists, including Peter Kuper, Gilbert Hernandez, Jessica Abel, Peter Bagge, Richard Sala, Brian Biggs, and Lloyd Dangle. Original.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels