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EC Comics : race, shock, and social protest

Author: Qiana J Whitted
Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2019]
Series: Comics culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Entertaining Comics Group (EC Comics) is perhaps best-known today for lurid horror comics like Tales from the Crypt and for a publication that long outlived the company’s other titles, Mad magazine. But during its heyday in the early 1950s, EC was also an early innovator in another genre of comics: the so-called “preachies,” socially conscious stories that boldly challenged the conservatism and conformity of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Qiana J Whitted
ISBN: 9780813566320 0813566320 9780813566313 0813566312
OCLC Number: 1037884256
Description: xii, 181 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Preachies --
1: Spelled Out Carefully in the Captions: How to Read an EC Magazine --
2: We Pictured Him So Different, Joey!" Optical Illusions of Blackness and Embodiment in EC --
3: Oh God…Sob…What Have I Done…?: Shame, Mob Rule, and the Affective Realities of EC Justice --
4: Battling, in the Sea of Comics: EC’s Invisible Man and the Jim Crow Future of “Judgment Day!” --
Conclusion: Hence We See Justice Triumph!
Series Title: Comics culture.
Responsibility: Qiana Whitted.

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During its heyday in the early 1950s, EC Comics was an innovator in the so-called ""preachies"", socially conscious stories that challenged the conservatism of Eisenhower-era America. EC Comics  Read more...

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