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Title:
The power of comics : history, form and culture
Author:
Duncan, Randy, 1958- , author.
Edition:
2nd edition.
Publication Information:
London : Bloomsbury, 2015.
Physical Description:
xix, 437 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Previous edition: 2009.
Language:
English
Contents:
The History of Comic Books, Part I: Developing a Medium -- The History of Comic Books, Part II: The Maturation of the Medium -- The History of Comic Books, Part III: The Diversification of the Medium -- Creating the Story -- Experiencing the Story -- Comic Book Genres: Classifying Comics -- Comic Book Genres: The Superhero -- Comic Book Genres: The Memoir -- The Business of Comic Books -- The Comic Book Readers -- Exploring Meanings in Comic Book Texts -- Comics Culture Around the World.
ISBN:
9781472535696

9781472535702
Format :
Book

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Central Library PN6710 .D86 2015 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Fully revised and updated for its second edition, The Power of Comics remains the most authoritative introduction to comic books and graphic novels - the history of the medium, its many forms and manifestations and their place in contemporary culture. The new edition includes: An expanded historical section bringing the story of comic books up to the present and covering the rise of the graphic novel and the advent of digital comics A new chapter on the memoir genre and a thoroughly revised chapter on the superhero genre A revised chapter - "Exploring Meanings in Comic Book Texts" - introduces students to the theoretical tools they need to read comics critically Study objectives, discussion points, activities and annotated further reading guides in each chapter, helping students master the topics covered Illustrated throughout, with an extensive glossary of key terms, The Power of Comics also includes further updated resources available online at www.powerofcomics.com, including additional essays, weblinks and sample syllabi.


Author Notes

Randy Duncan is Professor of Communication at Henderson State University, USA, and co-founder the Comic Arts Conference, the nation's first annual academic conference devoted solely to the study of comics. He is also the co-editor of Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman. Dr. Matthew J. Smith is professor of Communication at Wittenberg University where he regularly teaches Comics Studies courses. Paul Levitz is a former President and Publisher of DC Comics and teaches a course in the American Graphic Novel at Columbia University, USA. He has written for many of DC's major comic books series, including Superman and Batman, and is the only writer to have appeared on the New York Times Graphic Books Best Seller list for both his fiction and non-fiction work.


Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1 History of Comic Books
Part I Developing a Medium
Chapter 2 History of Comic Books
Part II The Maturation of a Medium
Chapter 3 History of Comic Books
Part III The Diversification of a Medium
Chapter 4 Creating the Story
Chapter 5 Experiencing the Story
Chapter 6 Comic Book Genres: Classifying Comics
Chapter 7 Comic Book Genres: The Superhero
Chapter 8 Comic Book Genres: The Memoir
Chapter 9 The Business of Comic Books
Chapter 10 The Comic Book Readers
Chapter 11 Exploring Meanings in Comic Book Texts
Chapter 12 Comics Culture Around the World
Glossary
Bibliography

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