American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s

Author: Keith Dallas,Jason Sacks

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 1605490849

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.
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Routledge Handbook on Deviance

Author: Stephen E. Brown,Ophir Sefiha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131729985X

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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The Routledge Handbook on Deviance brings together original contributions on deviance, with a focus on new, emerging, and hidden forms of deviant behavior. The editors have curated a comprehensive collection highlighting the relativity of deviance, with chapters exploring the deviant behaviors related to sport, recreation, body modification, chronic health conditions, substance use, religion and cults, political extremism, sexuality, online interaction, mental and emotional disorders, elite societal status, workplace issues, and lifestyle. The selections review competing definitions and orientations and a wide range of theoretical premises while addressing methodological issues involved in the study of deviance. Each section begins with an introduction by the editors, anchoring the topics in relevant theoretical and methodological contexts and identifying common themes as well as divergence. Providing state-of-the-art scholarship on deviance in modern society, this handbook is an invaluable resource for researchers and students engaged in the study of deviance across a range of disciplines including criminology, criminal justice, sociology, anthropology, and interdisciplinary departments, including justice studies, social transformation, and socio-legal studies.
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Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes]

A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313397511

Category: Social Science

Page: 1921

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Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics
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War, Politics and Superheroes

Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film

Author: Marc DiPaolo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786485796

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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Superhero adventure comics have a long history of commenting upon American public opinion and government policy, and the surge in the popularity of comics since the events of September 11, 2001, ensures their continued relevance. This critical text examines the seventy-year history of comic book superheroes on film and in comic books and their reflections of the politics of their time. Superheroes addressed include Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Superman, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, and topics covered include American wars, conflicts, and public policy. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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Batman: The Complete Hush

Author: Jeph Loeb

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401235824

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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A NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller! The complete critically acclaimed and best-selling tale is now available in one sensational volume. BATMAN: HUSH is a thrilling mystery of action, intrigue and deception penned by Jeph Loeb (BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN) and illustrated by comics superstar Jim Lee (ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER). Batman sets out to discover the identity of a mysterious mastermind using the Joker, Riddler, Ra's al Ghul and the Dark Knight's other enemies--and allies--as pawns in a plan to wreak havoc. This volume collects BATMAN #609-619 as well as the 6-page segment from WIZARD #0 and a 2-page origin story that originally appeared at dccomics.com.
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Christopher Nolan

Author: Darren Mooney

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476674809

Category: Art

Page: 218

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"Christopher Nolan is one of the defining directors of the 21st century. His films have a rare ability to transcend audience expectations, ranging from gritty crime thrillers to spectacular blockbusters. They push the boundaries of possibility. This critical history covers his complete filmography, tracing his career from film student to indie darling to Oscar-nominated auteur"--
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