Of Comics and Men

A Cultural History of American Comic Books

Author: Jean-Paul Gabilliet

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1628469994

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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Originally published in France and long sought in English translation, Jean-Paul Gabilliet's Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books documents the rise and development of the American comic book industry from the 1930s to the present. The book intertwines aesthetic issues and critical biographies with the concerns of production, distribution, and audience reception, making it one of the few interdisciplinary studies of the art form. A thorough introduction by translators and comics scholars Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen brings the book up to date with explorations of the latest innovations, particularly the graphic novel. The book is organized into three sections: a concise history of the evolution of the comic book form in America; an overview of the distribution and consumption of American comic books, detailing specific controversies such as the creation of the Comics Code in the mid-1950s; and the problematic legitimization of the form that has occurred recently within the academy and in popular discourse. Viewing comic books from a variety of theoretical lenses, Gabilliet shows how seemingly disparate issues—creation, production, and reception—are in fact connected in ways that are not necessarily true of other art forms. Analyzing examples from a variety of genres, this book provides a thorough landmark overview of American comic books that sheds new light on this versatile art form.
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Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

Author: Robert M. Overstreet

Publisher: House of Collectibles

ISBN: 9781400046683

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 960

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Lists current prices for comic books and offers advice on collecting, storing, and selling them
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Comic Book Artist Collection

Author: Jon B. Cooke

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905139

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

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Presents collections of articles that cover the history of comic books along with interviews with notable cartoonists.
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The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, 31st Edition

Author: Robert M. Overstreet

Publisher: House of Collectibles

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 983

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"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.
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Classics Illustrated

A Cultural History, 2d ed.

Author: William B. Jones, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786488409

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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A significant expansion of the critically acclaimed first edition, Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History, 2d ed., carries the story of the Kanter family’s series of comics-style adaptations of literary masterpieces from 1941 into the 21st century. This book features additional material on the 70-year history of Classics Illustrated and the careers and contributions of such artists as Alex A. Blum, Lou Cameron, George Evans, Henry C. Kiefer, Gray Morrow, Rudolph Palais, and Louis Zansky. New chapters cover the recent Jack Lake and Papercutz revivals of the series, the evolution of Classics collecting, and the unsung role of William Kanter in advancing the fortunes of his father Albert’s worldwide enterprise. Enhancing the lively account of the growth of “the World’s Finest Juvenile Publication” are new interviews and correspondence with editor Helene Lecar, publicist Eleanor Lidofsky, artist Mort Künstler, and the founder’s grandson John “Buzz” Kanter. Detailed appendices provide artist attributions, issue contents and, for the principal Classics Illustrated–related series, a listing of each printing identified by month, year, and highest reorder number. New U.S., Canadian and British series have been added. More than 300 illustrations—most of them new to this edition—include photographs of artists and production staff, comic-book covers and interiors, and a substantial number of original cover paintings and line drawings.
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Reading Programs for Young Adults

Complete Plans for 50 Theme-Related Units for Public, Middle School and High School Libraries

Author: Martha Seif Simpson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476605440

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

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School and public libraries often provide programs and activities for children in preschool through the sixth grade, but there is little available to young adults. For them, libraries become a place for work—the place to research an assignment or find a book for a report—but the thought of the library as a place for enjoyment is lost. So how do librarians recapture the interest of teenagers? This just might be the answer. Here you will find theme-based units (such as Cartoon Cavalcade, Log On at the Library, Go in Style, Cruising the Mall, Space Shots, Teens on TV, and 44 others) that are designed for young adults. Each includes a display idea, suggestions for local sponsorship of prizes, a program game to encourage participation, 10 theme-related activities, curriculum tie-in activities, sample questions for use in trivia games or scavenger hunts, ideas for activity sheets, a bibliography of related works, and a list of theme-related films. The units are highly flexible, allowing any public or school library to adapt them to their particular needs.
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New Serial Titles

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Periodicals

Page: N.A

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A union list of serials commencing publication after Dec. 31, 1949.
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