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Arndt, Richard J. Horror Comics in Black and White. A History and Catalog, 1964–2004. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2013. (290 S.) 
Added by: joachim (09 Sep 2013 17:34:14 Europe/Berlin)   Last edited by: joachim (09 Sep 2013 17:36:26 Europe/Berlin)
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-7864-7025-9
BibTeX citation key: Arndt2013
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Categories: General
Keywords: Bibliographie, Historischer Überblick, Horrorcomics, USA
Creators: Arndt
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
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In 1954, the comic book industry instituted the Comics Code, a set of self-regulatory guidelines imposed to placate public concern over gory and horrific comic book content, effectively banning genuine horror comics. Because the Code applied only to color comics, many artists and writers turned to black and white to circumvent the Code’s narrow confines.
With the 1964 Creepy #1 from Warren Publishing, black-and-white horror comics experienced a revival continuing into the early 21st century, an important step in the maturation of the horror genre within the comics field as a whole.
This generously illustrated work offers a comprehensive history and retrospective of the black-and-white horror comics that flourished on the newsstands from 1964 to 2004. With a catalog of original magazines, complete credits and insightful analysis, it highlights an important but overlooked period in the history of comics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (vi)
Stephen R. Bissette: Pitching Tents in the Darkness: A Foreword (1)
Preface (4)

Introduction: A Black and White Horror Comics Overview (5)
The Warren Magazines (13)
The Complete Skywald Checklist (162)
Marvel’s Black and White Horror Magazines Checklist (200)
The Best of the Rest! Web of Horror, Atlas/Seaboard, and Other Major Publications (240)
DC Comics (242)
Atlas/Seaboard (243)
Myron Fass (245)
Quality Communications (247)
Archie (258)
Spider-Baby Graphix (259)
Globe Communications (267)
Bruce Hamilton (269)
IDW Publishing (272)
Hoffman and Crawley (274)
A Time of Wine-Dark Horrors (276)
The Best Black and White Horror Tales (283)

Sources (287)
Index (289)

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