Great British comics : celebrating a century of ripping yarns and wizard wheezes (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Great British comics : celebrating a century of ripping yarns and wizard wheezes

Author: Paul Gravett; Peter Stanbury
Publisher: London : Aurum, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An illustrated resource to 100 years of British comics, newspaper strips, and graphic novels, with facts and information on the men and women who created them. Contains adult content.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gravett; Peter Stanbury
ISBN: 9781845131708 1845131703
OCLC Number: 74968701
Description: 190 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Lost worlds of Topsy-Turvy: How reading comics has captivated the nation through every age --
For Richer, For Poorer; Foibles and follies of making a living, falling in love and raising a family --
Spitting Images: A galaxy of stars from stage and screen, music, royalty and politics --
Down on Jollity Farm: Frolics and fantasy in fur and feathers with a menagerie of animal pals --
Wheezes in the Tuck Shop: Children's tricks, japes and dreams, at home, at play and at school --
Things to Come: Voyages to tomorrow's worlds of science fact and fiction --
Jolly Hockey Sticks to Sheroes: From flappers to slappers, starlets to secret agents--girls just want to have fun --
Ripping Yarns: Thrilling weird adventures on the high seas, battlefronts and football pitches.
Responsibility: Paul Gravett & Peter Stanbury.

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Great British Comics offers a feast of striking cartoon graphics, a celebration of Britain's perennially popular comic heroes and their acclaimed creators, and a guide to collecting for everyone who  Read more...

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