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Faster than a speeding bullet : the rise of the graphic novel

Author: Stephen Weiner
Publisher: New York : NBM, ©2003.
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Presents a history and an outlook on the genre of fiction known as, "Graphic novels", which began in the early 1950s and, according to the author, their popularity is growing rapidly.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weiner, Stephen, 1955-
Faster than a speeding bullet.
New York : NBM, c2003
(OCoLC)645926089
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Weiner
ISBN: 1561633674 9781561633678 1561633682 9781561633685
OCLC Number: 52727820
Description: xi, 64 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The First Comics: Americans Embrace a New Art Form --
The 1950s: The Shadow of McCarthyism --
The 1960s: Troubled Heroes for Troubled Times --
The Comic Book Store: Fans Find a Home --
The Graphic Novel: Comics Take Themselves Seriously --
Trade Publishers and Comics: An Uneasy Alliance --
Opening the Gates: The Comics Field Grows --
The New Heroes: Would You Let this Man Marry Your Sister? --
Maus: Surviving and Thriving --
The Sandman: A New Mythology --
Bone Wars: The Paradigm Shifts into High Gear --
Understanding Comics: The Dream of a Common Language --
A Message in a Bottle: Notes from the Underground --
The Future: Ready, Set, It's Coming.
Other Titles: Rise of the graphic novel
Responsibility: Stephen Weiner ; [introduction by Will Eisner].
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Presents a history and an outlook on the genre of fiction known as, "Graphic novels", which began in the early 1950s and, according to the author, their popularity is growing rapidly.

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