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Atomic comics : cartoonists confront the nuclear world

Author: Ferenc Morton Szasz
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The advent of the Atomic Age challenged purveyors of popular culture to explain to the general public the complex scientific and social issues of atomic power. Atomic Comics examines how comic books, comic strips, and other cartoon media represented the Atomic Age from the early 1920s to the present. Through newspaper adventure strips like Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, the comic book exploits of superhero figures  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ferenc Morton Szasz
ISBN: 9780874178746 0874178746 9780874178791 0874178797 9780874179187 0874179181
OCLC Number: 759395888
Description: xv, 179 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Before Hiroshima --
The initial reaction: 1945-early 1960s --
Atomic comics change direction: the mid-1950s to the present day.
Responsibility: Ferenc Morton Szasz.
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"This book covers a largely untouched subject and contributes significantly to our understanding of American atomic culture." -- Scott C. Zeman, coeditor of "Atomic Culture: How We Learned to Stop Read more...

 
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