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A complete history of American Comic Books

Author: Shirrel Rhoades; Steve Geppi
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, DL 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shirrel Rhoades; Steve Geppi
ISBN: 9781433101076 1433101076 9781433101106 1433101106
OCLC Number: 494400700
Description: 1 vol. (XI-353 p.) : ill. en noir, couv. ill. en coul. ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: History of the Comic Book World --
1. The Platinum Age: The First Comics --
2. The Golden Age: The First Superheroes --
3. Seduction of the Innocent: A Comics Witch Hunt --
4. The Silver Age: A New Kind of Superhero --
5. The Bronze Age: The Return of Superheroes --
6. The Modern Age: Darker Knights --
7. Comic Wars: The Battle Over Marvel --
8. The Postmodern Age: A New Day for Comics --
9. Collecting Comic Books for Fun and (Maybe) Profit --
Afterword: Comics in Education, Education in Comics / Steve Geppi --
Comics Milestones: A No-Brains-Required Summary --
Comics Industry Profiles: Fanboys Who Made It Happen --
Cranking Up the Time Machine: A Comics Industry Timeline --
Gadzooks: A Comics Glossary --
Comic Book Quiz --
Comic Book Quiz: Answers.
Responsibility: Shirrel Rhoades ; afterword by Steve Geppi.


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"One part history and one part how-to add up to a book that really puts the 'Pow' back into comics." (Joe Quesada, Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Comics) "Shirrel Rhoades reflects on his journey through the Read more...

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