The Classic Era of American Comics

The Classic Era of American Comics

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Baker & Taylor
A survey of the golden age of American comic books profiles the pioneering artists who created them and discusses the various genres of comics, including superheroes, westerns, crime, horror, and science fiction.

Baker
& Taylor

An intriguing survey of the golden age of American comic books profiles the pioneering artists who created them, discusses the various genres of comics--including superheroes, westerns, crime, horror, science fiction, and more--and features more than four hundred full-color images from these pop culture icons.

McGraw Hill
In terms of both words and images, the American comic book had a tremendous impact on popular culture. Comics could be funny and cute, or they could be bizarre, morbid, risque (acute accent), violent, and bursting with the subconscious desires of youth culture. The Classic Era of American Comics is a celebration of the golden era of American comics and the wonderful art and stories it produced. This volume takes a look at the pioneers of the comic book and the industry's founding connections with sleazy pulp magazines; the campaign for censorship in the fifties; the unstable and oftentimes unfair relationship between artists and publishers--how comic artists' work wasn't considered art at the time; and, of course, the exciting comics themselves.The Classic Era of American Comics covers all of the genres--superheroes, westerns, crime, horror, war, science fiction, girl comics, animal characters, and more. It is vibrantly illustrated with more than 400 stunning color images and includes a foreword by Joe Kubert, editor of Sgt. Rock, illustrator of Hawkman, and producer of Fax from Sarajevo.

Publisher: Lincolnwood, Ill. : Contemporary Books, 2000
ISBN: 9780809299669
0809299666
Branch Call Number: 741.50973 W934c
Characteristics: ix, 230 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm

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FishbowlB77 Jan 10, 2014

This is a book for any comics fan, young and old. This wonderful book covers the history behind the comic books from the 1930s to the 1950s.

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