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Of comics and men : a cultural history of American comic books

Author: Jean-Paul Gabilliet; Bart Beaty; Nick Nguyen
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Originally published in France and long sought in English translation, Jean-Paul Gabilliet's Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books documents the rise and development of the American comic book industry from the 1930s to the present. The book intertwines aesthetic issues and critical biographies with the concerns of production, distribution, and audience reception, making it one of the few  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: USA.; Comic.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Paul Gabilliet; Bart Beaty; Nick Nguyen
ISBN: 9781604732672 1604732679
OCLC Number: 276816625
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xx, 390 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Seventy years' worth of images: From comics to comic books (1842-1936) ; The beginnings of an industry : comics magazines (1936-1940) ; Comic books at war (1940-1945) ; Ever more : the apogee and the fall (1945-1954) ; Decline and rebirth (1955-1962) ; The age of innovation (1963-1969) ; Research and development by trial and error (1969-1979) ; The recovery of the 1980s (1980-1993) ; The end of a century and the beginning of a new century (1993- ) --
Producers and consumers: Production ; The business of comic books ; The creators ; The readers --
A difficult consecration: Calls for censorship ; Internal consecration ; External consecration ; Conclusion --
Appendix: Self-regulating codes of the comic book industry.
Other Titles: Des Comics et des hommes.
Cultural history of American comic books
Responsibility: Jean-Paul Gabilliet ; translated by Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen.

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