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Comic book nation : the transformation of youth culture in America

Author: Bradford W Wright
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Comic Book Nation is at once a serious study of popular culture and an entertaining look at an enduring American art form.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradford W Wright
ISBN: 0801874505 9780801874505
OCLC Number: 53175529
Description: xix, 344 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Superheroes for the common man : the birth of the comic book industry, 1933-1941 --
Race, politics, and propaganda : comic books go to war, 1939-1945 --
Confronting success : comic books and postwar America, 1945-1950 --
Youth crisis : comic books and controversy, 1947-1950 --
Reds, romance, and renegades : comic books and the culture of the Cold War, 1947-1954 --
Turning point : comic books in crisis, 1954-1955 --
Great power and great responsibility : superheroes in a superpower, 1956-1967 --
Questioning authority : comic books and cultural change, 1968-1979 --
Direct to the fans : the comic book industry, 1980-1992 --
Epilogue : The death of Superman, or, Must there be a comic book industry? --
Spider-Man at Ground Zero : a 9-11 postscript.
Responsibility: Bradford W. Wright.
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A winner... a book that is trenchant, crisply written and absolutely jargon-free, with plenty of enthusiasm but no idolatry-and great fun to read... There should be a place for Comic Book Nation on Read more...

 
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