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Waugh, Coulton. The Comics. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 1991. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0-87805-498-7
BibTeX citation key: Waugh1947
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Categories: General
Keywords: Comic strip, Historical account, USA
Creators: Waugh
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
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This trailblazing survey of an art form preferred by the masses was the pioneer study of the subject. It shows the evolution and subgenres of the comics from The Yellow Kid in 1895 through the first decade of the modern comic book in the 1940s.
First published in 1947 and long out of print, this is considered by diehard aficionados of the comics as the best book ever written on the subject, and not just because it was the first. In this far-reaching study Coulton Waugh set down information that is now common lore, that the comics are revealing reflectors of society. For general readers and scholars alike, this new edition has a comprehensive index and an introduction by M. Thomas Inge, the notable scholar of popular culture and author of Comics as Culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction (xi)
Acknowledgements (xvii)

I. In the Beginning (1)
The Yellow Kid—The Little Bears and Tigers—Lil Mose—Buster Brown—The Katzenjammer Kids—Little Jimmy

II. The Road to the Shrine (16)
Foxy Grandpa—Lulu and Leander—Yanitor Yens Yensen—Little Nemo in Slumberland—Nobody Works Like Father—Snoozer—The Merry Marcelene—Panhandle Pete—Let George Do It—The Newlyweds—The Monkey Shines of Marlene—Book Taught Bilkins—Your Uncle Feininger

III. The Old Masters (25)
Mutt and Jeff—Joe and Asbestos—Happy Hooligan—And Her Name Was Maude!—Alphonse and Aston—Nervo the Monk—Hawshank the Detective—Main Street—Polly and Her Pals

IV. More Old Masters (43)
The Captain and the Kids—The Katzenjammer Kids—Their Only Child—Bringing Up Father—Boob McNutt—Banana Oil—Count Screwloose—That’s My Pop—Grossly Exaggerated—Barney Google—Bug House Fables—Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

V. Of Kats and Art (57)
The Dingbat Family—Krazy Kat

VI. The Years of Real Sport (63)
The Hall Room Boys—Hazel the Heartbreaker—Desperate Desmond—Abie the Agent—Hairbredth Harry—Let the Wedding Bells Ring Out—Indoor Sports—Penny Ante—For Better or Worse—Briggs—Mr. and Mrs.—The Man in the Brown Derby—Webster—The Timid Soul

VII. Every Man’s Art (80)
Orphan Annie—Little Joe—Smitty—The Gumps—Moon Mullins—Winnie Winkle—Harold Teen—Tiny Tim—Gasoline Alley

VIII. Family Trees (106)
Blondie—Clarence—Toots and Casper—The Nebbs—The Bungle Family—Cicero Sap—Homer Hoopee

IX. The Kids (115)
Reg’ler Fellers—Just Kids—Toonerville Trolley—S’Matter Pop—Skippy—Henry—Little Anni Rooney—Patsy—Cap Stubbs and Tippie

X. The Girlie Girlies (133)
Tillie the Toiler—Fritzi Ritz—Nancy—Ella Cinders—Betty Boop—Dixie Dugan—Ollie of the Movies—Modest Maidens—Glamour Girls—Oh, Diana—Gags and Gals—Teena—Penny—Bobby Sox—Etta Kent

XI. With Malice Toward None (151)
Terrors of the Tiny Tads—Johnny Quack—Peter Rabbit—Dolly Dimples and Baby Bounce—The Pussycat Princess—Felix the Cat—Napoleon—Mickey Mouse—Donald Duck—José Caricoa—Uncle Remus

XII. A Well Balanced Page (167)
Out Our Way—Our Baording House—Boots and Her Buddies—Wash Tubbs—Buzz Sawyer—Freckles and His Friends—Benny—Little Mary Mixup—Alley Oop—Curly Cayoe—Joe Jinks—Joe’s Car

XIII. He-Men, Hail (192)
Popeye—Li’l Abner

XIV. The Third and Fourth Dimensions (208)
Minute Movies—Dickie Dare—Dick Tracy—Abbie an’ Slats—Barney Baxter

XV. The Strips Called Straight (221)
Tarzan—Tailspin Tommy—Tim Tyler’s Luck—Radio Patrol—Red Barry—Ace Drummond—Johnny-Round-the-World—Winslow of the Navy—Mickey Finn—Captain Yank—Smilin’ Jack—Way Out West—King of the Royal Mounted—The Lone Ranger—Red Ryder—White Boy—Big Chief Wahoo—Brutus—Little Jimmy—Rocky Mason, Government Agent—Cranberry Boggs—Pete the Tramp—Miss Fury—Prince Valiant—Dick’s Adventures in Dreamland

XVI. The Star-Startled Manner (247)
Buck Rogers—Flash Gordon—Rip Kirby—Brick Bradford—Superman—Mandrake the Magician—The Phantom—Wonder Woman—Batman and Robin

XVII. Terry and the Palooka (264)
Terry and the Pirates—Joe Palooka

XVIII. The Smart Set (290)
Scorchy Smith—Johnny Hazard—Charlie Chan—Kerry Drake—Secret Agent X-9—Vic Jordan—Claire Voyant—Debbie Dean—Apple Mary—Mary Worth—Bruce Gentry

XIX. We Still Laugh (304)
Barnaby—The Sad Sack—Smokey Stover—Silly Milly—Pop—Silent Sam—The Ambassador—Travelin’ Gus—The Little King—Peter Piltdown—Tizzy—Pookie—Oaky Doaks—Tuffy—Patoruzu—Doc—Herkimer Fuddle—Hubert—The Berries—Ozark Ike—Double Trouble—Elmo

XX. Comic Books (333)
Mutt and Jeff—The Funnies—Famous Funnies—New Fun—Modern Comic Books

Index (355)

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