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The comics scare returns : the contemporary resurgence of horror comics

Author: Terrence R Wandtke
Publisher: Rochester, New York : RIT Press, [2018]
Series: Comics studies monograph series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The popular horror comics of the 1950s not only frightened their readers, they also alarmed Cold War politicians who enacted the prohibitive Comics Code, sacrificing horror on the altar of good taste. Wandtke examines and explains the story of the resurgence of horror comics and introduces readers to the new shape of horror comics within the American culture in the 1980s.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terrence R Wandtke
ISBN: 9781939125569 1939125561
OCLC Number: 1066226695
Description: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 306 pages)
Contents: Foreword by Doug Jones --
Preface: The monstrous crime : the horror of writing books --
Acknowledgements --
Editor's introduction by Gary Hoppenstand --
Section I Origin. Introduction. The monstrous glint in the eye: from folktales to the horror industry --
Chapter 1. The birth of the monster and the specter of communism: horror comics and the comics scare of the 1950s --
Chapter 2. The monster vs. the superhero: horror "magazines" and the comics industry of the 1960s and '70s --
Section II Resurgence. Chapter 3. A monster more or less like me: Swamp Thing, From Hell and the philosophy of horror --
Chapter 4. Son of the monster: Sandman and the mythology of Vertigo --
Chapter 5. The monster kills: Hellboy, The Goon, and accolades for contemporary folktales and pulp horror --
Chapter 6. The monster brought back to life again: The Walking Dead and horror comics even more undead --
Conclusion. The monstrous infection: horror comics and the end of the world as we know it.
Series Title: Comics studies monograph series.
Responsibility: Terrence Wandtke.

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