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Captain Marvel and the art of nostalgia

Author: Brian Cremins
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Billy Batson discovers a secret in a forgotten subway tunnel. There the young man meets a wizard who offers a precious gift: a magic word that will transform the newsboy into a hero. When Billy says, "Shazam!," he becomes Captain Marvel, the World's Mightiest Mortal, one of the most popular comic book characters of the 1940s. This book tells the story of that hero and the writers and artists who created his magical  Read more...
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Cremins, Brian.
Captain Marvel and the art of nostalgia.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2016]
(DLC) 2016025453
Named Person: Captain Marvel, (Fictitious character); C C Beck; Otto O Binder; C C Beck; Otto O Binder; Captain Marvel, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Cremins
ISBN: 9781496808769 1496808762
OCLC Number: 948826442
Description: xiv, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Tiny flashes of light" : comic books, nostalgia, and Billy Batson's America --
"A fabric of illusion" : the art of C.C. Beck --
Otto Binder and the secret life of Mr. Tawny, the talking tiger --
"Brother, that ain't imaginary!" : Billy Batson and World War II --
Steamboat's America --
Wertham's little goblins : Captain Marvel, fanzines, and the art of nostalgia.
Responsibility: Brian Cremins.

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