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Banco, Lindsey Michael. "Graphic Bombs: Scientific knowledge and the manhattan project in comic books." The Palgrave Handbook of Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Science. Eds. Neel Ahuja, et al. Palgrave Handbooks of Literature and Science. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. 577–95. 
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Resource type: Book Chapter
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-48244-2_33
BibTeX citation key: Banco2020
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Categories: General
Keywords: Nonfiction, Sciences
Creators: Ahuja, Allewaert, Andrews, Banco, Canavan, Evans, Farooq, Fretwell, Gaskill, Jagoda, Lamb, Rhee, Rusert, Taylor, Vadde, Wald, Walsh
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
Collection: The Palgrave Handbook of Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Science
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Banco provides analysis of visual representations of the Manhattan Project, of atomic scientists, and of nuclear knowledge in a series of comic books and graphic narratives. Focusing on factual, historical depictions of Manhattan Project physicists such as J. Robert Oppenheimer and on the science of nuclear weapons, this chapter briefly examines early comic books from the 1940s and then provides lengthier analyses of more recent graphic narratives by Jim Ottaviani, Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, and others. This chapter argues that paying close attention to strategies of visual representation can reveal how nuclear narratives are created, disseminated, and understood, as well as how knowledge of nuclear science is conceived and circulated.
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