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Klaehn, Jeffery, ed. Inside the World of Comic Books. Montreal: Black Rose, 2006. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781551642970
BibTeX citation key: Klaehn2006
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Categories: General
Keywords: Collection of essays, Interview
Creators: Klaehn
Publisher: Black Rose (Montreal)
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With the popularity of comic book properties at an all-time high, the time is right for a collection of essays and original interviews devoted to all things ‘comic book.’ As well as essays on contemporary issues and trends associated with comic books and comic book culture, this diverse collection also features original interviews with top comic industry professionals.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (vii)
Introduction (viii)

The Industry
Bradford W. Wright: Tales From the American Crypt (3)
Jeffery Klaehn: “From Gutter Business to Art Form”: Joe Casey and Matt Fraction (27)
Jeffery Klaehn: “Some Real Shit Winds-Up Selling Like Hotcakes”: Bob Layton (43)
Jeffery Klaehn: “A Reporter's Notebook for an Editor's Cap”: Eric Searleman (52)
Jeffery Klaehn: “Turning Fears Into Thrills”: Steve Niles (57)
Matthew J. Pustz: “I Gave It All Up to Draw Comics” (61)
Jeffery Klaehn: “I Wanted to Be a Cigarette Girl”: Scott Allie (82)
Jeffery Klaehn: “No Tie—and—Free Comics”: Chris Warner (88)

The Characters
Tom Bondurant: Silver Anniversary: Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers' Two Detectives (95)
Greatest Female Characters (115)
Jeffery Klaehn: “The Lone Hero, an American Ideal”: Steve Englehart (116)
Jeffery Klaehn: “Everything Vital to a Batman Story”: Mike W. Barr (124)
Jeffery Klaehn: “And Then There's the Dramatic Action”: Norm Breyfogle (131)
Greatest Superheroes (139)
Greatest Villains (140)
Julian Darius: Exposing Status Quo Super-Heroics in Mark Millar's the Authority (141)
Great Superteams (160)

The Fans
Matthew J. Pustz: “Let's Rap With Cap”: Fan Interaction in Comic Book Letters Pages (163)
Jeffery Klaehn: “Spin Offs and Other Cool Collaborations”: Victor Lucas (185)
Jeffery Klaehn: “Collecting? I've Just Become a Freak About It”: Tommy Tallarico (199)
Jeffery Klaehn: “Frankly, I'd Like to See Less Superheroes”: Garth Ennis (206)
Jeffery Klaehn: “Ultimately, Content Is King—“: Joe Quesada (211)
Julian Darius: The DC Canon: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the JLA (214)

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