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Comic books and the cold war, 1946-1962 : essays on graphic treatment of communism, the code and social concerns

Author: Chris York; Rafiel York
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
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"Close analysis of individual titles--from atomic anxieties and the nuclear family to communist hysteria and social inequalities--manifests itself in the comic books of the era. By illuminating the complexities of mid-century graphic novels, this study demonstrates that postwar popular culture was far from monolithic in its representation of American values and beliefs"--Provided by publisher.
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Caricatures and cartoons
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Comic books and the cold war, 1946-1962.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012
(DLC) 2012001984
(OCoLC)774213667
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris York; Rafiel York
ISBN: 9780786489473 0786489472 9786613455765 6613455768 1283455765 9781283455763
OCLC Number: 778447789
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 223 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : Frederic Wertham, containment, and comic books / Chris York and Rafiel York --
Lights, camera, action 101 : a brief lesson on how to see an atomic bomb / Nathan Atkinson --
Decrypting espionage comic books in 1950s America / Peter Lee --
"He was a living breathing human being" : Harvey Kurtzman's war comics and the "yellow peril" in 1950s containment culture / Christopher B. Field --
"I can pass right through solid matter!" : how The Flash upheld American values while breaking the speed limit / Frederick A. Wright --
Jack Kirby's challengers of the unknown : establishing order in an age of anxiety / Phillip Payne and Paul J. Spaeth --
Red menace on the moon : containment in space as depicted in comics of the 1950s / John Donovan --
Girls who sinned in secret and paid in public : romance comics, 1949-1954 / Jeanne Gardner --
Rebellion in Riverdale / Rafiel York --
The Amazon mystique : subverting Cold War domesticity in Wonder Woman comics, 1948-1965 / Ruth McClelland-Nugent --
The girls in white : nurse images in early Cold War era romance and war comics / Christopher J. Hayton and Sheila Hayton --
Horror camp : homoerotic subtext in EC Comics / Diana Green --
"Dedicated to the youth of America" : deviant narration in crime does not pay / Chris York --
Mad's guest writers / Lawrence Rodman --
Beyond the frontier : Turok, Son of Stone and the Native American in Cold War America / Chris York --
East Europeans in "this godless communism" / Alexander Maxwell --
The fantastic four : a mirror of Cold War America / Rafiel York.
Responsibility: edited by Chris York and Rafiel York.

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Argues that comics constitute complex cultural documents that create a dialogue between mainstream values and alternative beliefs that question or complicate the grand narratives of the era. Close  Read more...

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Winner, Ray and Pat Browne Award--Popular Culture Association"insightful, well-researched...outstanding...recommended"--Choice"a great and entertaining collection of essays for comic collectors and Read more...

 
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