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The comic-stripped American; what Dick Tracy, Blondie, Daddy Warbucks and Charlie Brown tell us about ourselves.

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: New York, Walker [1973]
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Asa Berger
ISBN: 0802704301 9780802704306
OCLC Number: 780434
Description: xiv, 225 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
The comic page, values, and American society --
Part I: The innocents: the first generation of comics --
The Yellow Kid: urban poverty in the good old days --
The Katzenjammer Kids: infantile disorders of the left and right and center --
Mutt and Jeff: the politics of failure --
Krazy Kat: the social dimensions of fantasy --
Part II: The modern age comics: the second generation --
or after the fall! --
Little Orphan Annie: the abandoned years --
Buck Rogers: the new renaissance hero of the space epics --
Blondie: the irrelevance of the American husband --
Dick Tracy: the avenger --
evangelical Protestant style --
Flash Gordon: the triumph of the democratic will --
Dissociation in a hero: Superman and the divided self --
Batman and the archaic ego: the aristocrat as reformer --
Pogo and his friends in the Okefenokke swamps: a study in irony of democracy --
Peanuts: the Americanization of Augustine --
Part III: The age of confusion: the third generation of comics --
Marvel Comics: machines, monsters, and the myth of America --
Eroticomics: or "what are you doing with that submachine gun, Barbarella?" --
Mr. Natural and his friends from the underground: infantile disorders of the cerebellum and the crotch.

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