Wandtke, Terrence R. The Dark Night Returns: The Contemporary Resurgence of Crime Comics. Comics Studies Monograph. Rochester: RIT, 2015.
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Language: en: 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
Publisher: RIT (Rochester)
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
1. Classic Crime Comics and the Big Sleep (1)
Conclusion: Crime Comics and America’s Memento Mori (145)
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