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Wandtke, Terrence R. The Dark Night Returns. The Contemporary Resurgence of Crime Comics. (Comics Studies Monograph, 3.) Rochester: RIT, 2015. (182 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-933360-86-7
BibTeX citation key: Wandtke2015
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Keywords: "100 Bullets", "Black Kiss", "Criminal", "Sin City", Azzarello. Brian, Bendis. Brian Michael, Brubaker. Ed, Chaykin. Howard, Crime comics, Historical account, Miller. Frank, Motter. Dean, Risso. Eduardo, USA
Creators: Wandtke
Publisher: RIT (Rochester)
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Abstract
Crime comic books in the 1950s caused controversy leading to their suppression and near extinction. Twenty-five years later, the dark hero, femme fatale, and bleak outlook of crime story comic books are even more striking and subversive. Terrence Wandtke traces the history of crime comics from their beginnings to the current resurgence and analyzes the cultural forces that give rise to influential works like Frank Miller’s Sin City, Brian Azzarello’s 100 Bullets, and Ed Brubaker’s Criminal.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (ix)
Gary Hoppenstand: Foreword: Ink, Paper, Crime, and Punishment (xi)
Introduction: Crime Comics and Other Black Masks (xv)

1. Classic Crime Comics and the Big Sleep (1)
2. The Dark Mirror Reappears in the Future: Dean Motter and Howard Chaykin (31)
3. The Dark Night Returns to the Mainstream: Frank Miller (65)
4. After Dark (Another Generation of Comic Noir): Brian Michael Bendis, Brian Azzarello, and Ed Brubaker (101)

Conclusion: Crime Comics and America’s Memento Mori (145)

Bibliography (152)
Index (165)
Colophon (182)


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