BOBC     Bonner Online-Bibliographie zur Comicforschung

WIKINDX Resources

Haugen, David M. (Hg.): Comic Books. (Examining Pop Culture.) Detroit [etc.]: Greenhaven, 2005. 
Added by: joachim (20 Jul 2009 01:29:03 Europe/Berlin)   Last edited by: Deleted user (07 Jan 2011 18:36:06 Europe/Berlin)
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0737725451
BibTeX citation key: Haugen2005
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Categories: General
Keywords: Aufsatzsammlung
Creators: Haugen
Publisher: Greenhaven (Detroit [etc.])
Views: 15/405
Views index: 2%
Popularity index: 0.5%
Comics get explained for the social, cultural, and intellectual phenomenon that they are. Each chapter is essentially an excerpted piece from a larger, university-press book, so the writing and commentary provided are consistently first-rate. The engrossing essays cover myriad topics including the universal elements of a comic-book story, the historical changes that comics have undergone, and the splintering of the genre into underground comix, graphic novels, and manga. Further, the self-censorship that comic artists imposed on themselves in the postwar era, the surprisingly common antihero, and the sexist drawings so widely known are all sensitively and finely addressed. The text-only format may discourage some, but other readers will enjoy the serious treatment of the topic.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Comic books: reflections of a changing nation

The defining elements of comic books
David Carrier: Combining words and pictures to create legitimate art
Mila Bongco: Conventions of the superhero narrative
Matthew Pustz: Letters pages foster community

Comic books as a reflection of cultural values
Ian Gordon: Comic books during World War II: defending the American way of life
William W. Savage, Jr.: Battling the Red menace in the postwar years
Amy Kiste Nyberg: The comics code: creators agree to self-censor
Patrick Rosenkrantz: Underground comix and the 1960s counterculture
Trina Robbins: Wimmen's comix
Marc Singer: Evolving Black identity in superhero comics

New forms for a contemporary audience
David Thompson: Serious comics and graphic novels: true art for adults
Frederik L. Schodt: Japanese manga invades America
Gregory Cwiklik: What's wrong with comics today?
Added by: joachim  Last edited by: joachim
wikindx 5.7 ©2018 | Total resources: 11967 | Username: -- | Bibliography: WIKINDX Master Bibliography | Style: Comicforschung-Bibliographie Stil (CFB) | Database queries: 47 | DB execution: 0.24495 secs | Script execution: 0.26298 secs

PHP execution time: 0.01643 s
SQL connection time: 0.00021 s
SQL execution time: 0.24474 s
TPL rendering time: 0.00181 s
Total elapsed time: 0.26298 s
Peak memory usage: 1.7986 MB
Memory at close: 1.7474 MB