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Rhoades, Shirrel. A Complete History of American Comic Books. New York [etc.]: Peter Lang, 2008. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-433-10110-6
BibTeX citation key: Rhoades2008
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Categories: General
Keywords: Historical account
Creators: Rhoades
Publisher: Peter Lang (New York [etc.])
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This book is an updated history of the American comic book by an industry insider. You'll follow the development of comics from the first appearance of the comic book format in the Platinum Age of the 1930s to the creation of the superhero genre in the Golden Age, to the current period, where comics flourish as graphic novels and blockbuster movies. Along the way you will meet the hustlers, hucksters, hacks, and visionaries who made the American comic book what it is today. It's an exciting journey, filled with mutants, changelings, atomized scientists, gamma-ray accidents, and supernaturally empowered heroes and villains who challenge the imagination and spark the secret identities lurking within us.

Table Of Contents

Introduction: History of the Comic Book World (1)

1 The Platinum Age: The First Comics (9)
2 The Golden Age: The First Superheroes (21)
3 Seduction of the Innocent: A Comics Witchhunt (57)
4 The Silver Age: A New Kind of Superhero (69)
5 The Bronze Age: The Return of Superheroes (99)
6 The Modern Age: Darker Knights (123)
7 Comic Wars: The Battle Over Marvel (149)
8 The Postmodern Age: A New Day for Comics (169)
9 Collecting Comic Books for Fun and (maybe) Profit (201)

Afterword: Comics in Education, Education in Comics, By Steve Geppi (223)
Comics Milestones: A No-Brains-Required Summary (227)
Comics Industry Profiles: Fan Boys Who Made It Happen (231)
Cranking Up the Time Machine: A Comics Industry Timeline (257)
Gadzooks: A Comics Glossary (275)
Comic Book Quiz (289)
Comic Book Quiz: Answers (295)
Notes: Credit Where Credit's Due (297)
Index (327)
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