Comics Studies Reader

ISBN-10: 1604731095

ISBN-13: 9781604731095

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jeet Heer, Kent Worcester

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 11/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Why Are Comics Still in Search of Cultural Legitimization?
Historical Considerations
Rodolphe Topffer's Aesthetic Revolution
How Comics Came to Be: Through the Juncture of Word and Image from Magazine Gag Cartoons to Newspaper Strips, Tools for Critical Appreciation plus Rare Seldom Witnessed Historical Facts
The "Vulgar" Comic Strip
Excerpt from Seduction of the Innocent
William Gaines and the Battle over EC Comics
The Comics Debates Internationally
The Definition of the Superhero
Two Boys from the Twin Cities
Craft, Art, Form
Beyond Comparison
The Impossible Definition
An Art of Tensions
The Arrow and the Grid
The Construction of Space in Comics
The Acoustics of Manga
Culture, Narrative, Identity
Ally Sloper: The First Comics Superstar?
Jackie and the Problem of Romance
Home Loving and Without Vices
Autobiography as Authenticity
Manga versus Kibyoshi
Beyond Shoujo, Blending Gender
Scrutiny and Evaluation
The Innocents March into History
The Garden in the Machine
An Examination of "Master Race"
The Comics of Chris Ware
Transcending Comics: Crossing the Boundaries of the Medium
History and Graphic Representation in Maus
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