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The power of comics : history, form and culture

Author: Randy Duncan; Matthew J Smith; Paul Levitz
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers undergraduate students with an understanding of the comics medium and its communication potential. This book deals with comic books and graphic novels. It focuses on comic books because in their longer form they have the potential for complexity of expression.
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Comics (Graphic works)
Comic books, strips, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Duncan, Randy, 1958-
Power of comics.
New York : Continuum, 2009
(OCoLC)706069718
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randy Duncan; Matthew J Smith; Paul Levitz
ISBN: 9780826429353 0826429351 9780826429360 082642936X
OCLC Number: 231585586
Notes: Introduction by Paul Levitz.
Description: x, 346 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Paul Levitz --
1. Defining comic books as a medium --
2 History of comic books, part 1: developing a medium --
3. History of comic books, part 2 : the maturation of the medium --
4. The comic book industry --
5. The comic book creators --
6. Creating the story --
7. Experiencing the story --
8. The comic book readers --
9. Comic book genres : classifying comics --
10. Comic book genres : the superhero genre --
11. Comic books and ideology --
12. Researching comic books --
13. Comics culture around the world.
Responsibility: Randy Duncan and Matthew J. Smith.

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