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Son of Classics and Comics

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN : 0190268891
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Free Son of Classics and Comics PDF by C. W. Marshall Full Book and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2015-10-27 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wonder Woman, Amazon Princess; Asterix, indefatigable Gaul; Ozymandias, like Alexander looking for new worlds to conquer. Comics use classical sources, narrative patterns, and references to enrich their imaginative worlds and deepen the stories they present. Son of Classics and Comics exploresthat rich interaction. This volume presents thirteen original studies of representations of the ancient world in the medium of comics. Building on the foundation established by their groundbreaking Classics and Comics (OUP, 2011), Kovacs and Marshall have gathered a wide range of studies with a new,global perspective. Chapters are helpfully grouped to facilitate classroom use, with sections on receptions of Homer, on manga, on Asterix, and on the sense of a 'classic" in the modern world. All Greek and Latin are translated. Lavishly illustrated, the volume widens the range of available studies on the reception of the Greek and Roman worlds in comics significantly, and deepens our understanding of comics as a literary medium. Son of Classics and Comics will appeal to students andscholars of classical reception as well as comics fans.


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Visions of the Future in Comics

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476668019
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Free Visions of the Future in Comics PDF by Francesco-Alessio Ursini Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-10-04 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Across generations and genres, comics have imagined different views of the future, from unattainable utopias to worrisome dystopias. These presaging narratives can be read as reflections of their authors’ (and readers’) hopes, fears and beliefs about the present. This collection of new essays explores the creative processes in comics production that bring plausible futures to the page. The contributors investigate portrayals in different stylistic traditions—manga, bande desinées—from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The picture that emerges documents the elaborate storylines and complex universes comics creators have been crafting for decades.


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Picturing Childhood

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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN : 1477311629
Pages : 280 pages
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Download Free Picturing Childhood PDF by Mark Heimermann Full Book and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2017-03-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comics and childhood have had a richly intertwined history for nearly a century. From Richard Outcault’s Yellow Kid, Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo, and Harold Gray’s Little Orphan Annie to Hergé’s Tintin (Belgium), José Escobar’s Zipi and Zape (Spain), and Wilhelm Busch’s Max and Moritz (Germany), iconic child characters have given both kids and adults not only hours of entertainment but also an important vehicle for exploring children’s lives and the sometimes challenging realities that surround them. Bringing together comic studies and childhood studies, this pioneering collection of essays provides the first wide-ranging account of how children and childhood, as well as the larger cultural forces behind their representations, have been depicted in comics from the 1930s to the present. The authors address issues such as how comics reflect a spectrum of cultural values concerning children, sometimes even resisting dominant cultural constructions of childhood; how sensitive social issues, such as racial discrimination or the construction and enforcement of gender roles, can be explored in comics through the use of child characters; and the ways in which comics use children as metaphors for other issues or concerns. Specific topics discussed in the book include diversity and inclusiveness in Little Audrey comics of the 1950s and 1960s, the fetishization of adolescent girls in Japanese manga, the use of children to build national unity in Finnish wartime comics, and how the animal/child hybrids in Sweet Tooth act as a metaphor for commodification.


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Classics and Comics

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0199734194
Pages : 265 pages
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Download Free Classics and Comics PDF by George Kovacs Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since at least 1939, when daily-strip caveman Alley Oop time-traveled to the Trojan War, comics have been drawing (on) material from Greek and Roman myth, literature and history. At times the connection is cosmetic-as perhaps with Wonder Woman's Amazonian heritage-and at times it is almost irrelevant-as with Hercules' starfaring adventures in the 1982 Marvel miniseries. But all of these make implicit or explicit claims about the place of classics in modern literary culture. Classics and Comics is the first book to explore the engagement of classics with the epitome of modern popular literature, the comic book. This volume collects sixteen articles, all specially commissioned for this volume, that look at how classical content is deployed in comics and reconfigured for a modern audience. It opens with a detailed historical introduction surveying the role of classical material in comics since the 1930s. Subsequent chapters cover a broad range of topics, including the incorporation of modern theories of myth into the creation and interpretation of comic books, the appropriation of characters from classical literature and myth, and the reconfiguration of motif into a modern literary medium. Among the well-known comics considered in the collection are Frank Miller's 300 and Sin City, DC Comics' Wonder Woman, Jack Kirby's The Eternals, Neil Gaiman's Sandman, and examples of Japanese manga. The volume also includes an original 12-page "comics-essay," drawn and written by Eisner Award-winning Eric Shanower, creator of the graphic novel series Age of Bronze.


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Don Quixote as Children's Literature

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ISBN : 147663243X
Pages : 270 pages
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Download Free Don Quixote as Children's Literature PDF by Velma Bourgeois Richmond Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-06-09 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cervantes is regarded as the author of the first novel and the inventor of fiction. From its publication in 1605, Don Quixote—recently named the world’s best book by authors from 54 countries—has been widely translated and imitated. Among its less acknowledged imitations are stories in children’s literature. In context of English adaptation and critical response this book explores the noble and “mad” adventures retold for children by distinguished writers and artists in Edwardian books, collections, home libraries, schoolbooks and picture books. More recent adaptations including comics and graphic novels deviate from traditional retellings. All speak to the knight-errant’s lasting influence and appeal to children.


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Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes]

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313397511
Pages : 1921 pages
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Download Free Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] PDF by M. Keith Booker Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-10-28 with total page 1921 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics


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Classics Illustrated

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786488409
Pages : 416 pages
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Download Free Classics Illustrated PDF by William B. Jones, Jr. Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2011-09-29 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A significant expansion of the critically acclaimed first edition, Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History, 2d ed., carries the story of the Kanter family’s series of comics-style adaptations of literary masterpieces from 1941 into the 21st century. This book features additional material on the 70-year history of Classics Illustrated and the careers and contributions of such artists as Alex A. Blum, Lou Cameron, George Evans, Henry C. Kiefer, Gray Morrow, Rudolph Palais, and Louis Zansky. New chapters cover the recent Jack Lake and Papercutz revivals of the series, the evolution of Classics collecting, and the unsung role of William Kanter in advancing the fortunes of his father Albert’s worldwide enterprise. Enhancing the lively account of the growth of “the World’s Finest Juvenile Publication” are new interviews and correspondence with editor Helene Lecar, publicist Eleanor Lidofsky, artist Mort Künstler, and the founder’s grandson John “Buzz” Kanter. Detailed appendices provide artist attributions, issue contents and, for the principal Classics Illustrated–related series, a listing of each printing identified by month, year, and highest reorder number. New U.S., Canadian and British series have been added. More than 300 illustrations—most of them new to this edition—include photographs of artists and production staff, comic-book covers and interiors, and a substantial number of original cover paintings and line drawings.


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Of Comics and Men

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 1628469994
Pages : 432 pages
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Download Free Of Comics and Men PDF by Jean-Paul Gabilliet Full Book and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2013-03-25 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in France and long sought in English translation, Jean-Paul Gabilliet's Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books documents the rise and development of the American comic book industry from the 1930s to the present. The book intertwines aesthetic issues and critical biographies with the concerns of production, distribution, and audience reception, making it one of the few interdisciplinary studies of the art form. A thorough introduction by translators and comics scholars Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen brings the book up to date with explorations of the latest innovations, particularly the graphic novel. The book is organized into three sections: a concise history of the evolution of the comic book form in America; an overview of the distribution and consumption of American comic books, detailing specific controversies such as the creation of the Comics Code in the mid-1950s; and the problematic legitimization of the form that has occurred recently within the academy and in popular discourse. Viewing comic books from a variety of theoretical lenses, Gabilliet shows how seemingly disparate issues—creation, production, and reception—are in fact connected in ways that are not necessarily true of other art forms. Analyzing examples from a variety of genres, this book provides a thorough landmark overview of American comic books that sheds new light on this versatile art form.


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Child of Tomorrow

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Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
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ISBN : 1606996592
Pages : 217 pages
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Download Free Child of Tomorrow PDF by Al Feldstein Full Book and published by Fantagraphics Books. This book was released on 2013-09-07 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Al Feldstein is best known as the main writer/editor of the EC comics line during the first half of the 1950s―and then the editor of Mad Magazine for the first three decades of its existence. But what many don’t know or remember is that Feldstein was also an accomplished and distinctive cartoonist, whose comics (which he both wrote and drew, a relative rarity in those days) adorned the pages of many of those self same EC comics. His powerfully composed, meticulously inked pages, often featuring grotesque creatures or scenes of ghastly destruction (and some of the greatest stiffly handsome/beautiful specimens of 1950s humanity ever put to paper), were a vital part of the allure of these classic comics.


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Ghosts - Classic Monsters of Pre-Code Horror Comics

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Pages : 130 pages
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Download Free Ghosts - Classic Monsters of Pre-Code Horror Comics PDF by John Rozum Full Book and published by . This book was released on with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There’s an eerie moan on the midnight wind from just beyond the cemetery gate. A crypt door slowly creaks open, and a strange shape emerges from the darkness within. It flitters across the cold, foggy night, eyes ablaze with hate—and now glaring in your direction! You’re too paralyzed to move. It’s coming towards you… closer… closer… closer… From the terror team that curdled your blood with Haunted Horror, Zombies, Return of the Zombies, Haunted Love, Swamp Monsters, and Mummies, Ghosts is the latest and ghastly greatest in the Classic Monsters of Pre-Code Horror comics collections.Over 128 pages of appalling apparitions, formidable phantoms, shuddery seances, shivery spooks ‘n specters, and evil wraiths with much more than just revenge on their murdered minds!


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Ghosts: Classic Monsters of Pre-Code Horror Comics

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Publisher : IDW Publishing
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ISBN : 1684068053
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Download Free Ghosts: Classic Monsters of Pre-Code Horror Comics PDF by Steve Banes Full Book and published by IDW Publishing. This book was released on 2019-10-09 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There's an eerie moan on the midnight wind from just beyond the cemetery gate. A crypt door slowly creaks open, and a strange shape emerges from the darkness within. It flitters across the cold, foggy night, eyes ablaze with hate—and now glaring in your direction! You're too paralyzed to move. It's coming towards you... closer... closer... closer... From the terror team that curdled your blood with Haunted Horror, Zombies, Return of the Zombies, Haunted Love, Swamp Monsters, and Mummies, Ghosts is the latest and ghastly greatest in the Classic Monsters of Pre-Code Horror comics collections. Over 128 pages of appalling apparitions, formidable phantoms, shuddery seances, shivery spooks 'n specters, and evil wraiths with much more than just revenge on their murdered minds!


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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection

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Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
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ISBN : 1616558776
Pages : 1232 pages
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Download Free He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection PDF by Various Full Book and published by Dark Horse Comics. This book was released on 2015-11-03 with total page 1232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The toy juggernaut Masters of the Universe and its subsequent action figure lines featured memorable pack-in minicomics that aided in playtime for children across the world. This oversized hardcover collection features sixty-eight U.S. releases, including all minicomics from the '80s Masters of the Universe line, the '80s Princess of Power line, and the '80s and '90s He-Man line, plus an introduction to the minicomics in the current Masters of the Universe Classics toy line. Relive the illustrated adventures that fueled your imagination! Over 1000 pages of minicomics collected for the first time featuring interviews with the original comics creators!


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Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes]

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313357471
Pages : 763 pages
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Download Free Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes] PDF by M. Keith Booker Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-05-11 with total page 763 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most comprehensive reference ever compiled about the rich and enduring genre of comic books and graphic novels, from their emergence in the 1930s to their late-century breakout into the mainstream. • Includes over 330 entries on comic books and their creators • Presents the work of 80 contributors—accomplished academics and librarians who are also fans of comic books and graphic novels • Offers selected bibliographic listings with the entries • Provides a comprehensive index of artists, writers, works, characters, genres, and themes


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Century of the Leisured Masses

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ISBN : 0190211571
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Free Century of the Leisured Masses PDF by David George Surdam Full Book and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2015-02-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American living standards improved considerably between 1900 and 2000. While most observers focus on gains in per-capita income as a measure of economic well-being, economists have used other measures of well-being: height, weight, and longevity. The increased amount of leisure time per week and across people's lifetimes, however, has been an unsung aspect of the improved standard of living in America. In Century of the Leisured Masses, David George Surdam explores the growing presence of leisure activities in Americans' lives and how this development came out throughout the twentieth century. Most Americans have gone from working fifty-five or more hours per week to working fewer than forty, although many Americans at the top rungs of the economic ladder continue to work long hours. Not only do more Americans have more time to devote to other activities, they are able to enjoy higher-quality leisure. New forms of leisure have given Americans more choices, better quality, and greater convenience. For instance, in addition to producing music themselves, they can now listen to the most talented musicians when and where they want. Television began as black and white on small screens; within fifty years, Americans had a cast of dozens of channels to choose from. They could also purchase favorite shows and movies to watch at their convenience. Even Americans with low incomes enjoyed television and other new forms of leisure. This growth of leisure resulted from a combination of growing productivity, better health, and technology. American workers became more productive and chose to spend their improved productivity and higher wages by consuming more, taking more time off, and enjoying better working conditions. By century's end, relatively few Americans were engaged in arduous, dangerous, and stultifying occupations. The reign of tyranny on the shop floor, in retail shops, and in offices was mitigated; many Americans could even enjoy leisure activities during work hours. Failure to consider the gains in leisure time and leisure consumption understates the gains in American living standards. With Century of the Leisured Masses, Surdam has comprehensively documented and examined the developments in this important marker of well-being throughout the past century.


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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection

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Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
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ISBN : 1630085626
Pages : 615 pages
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Kiplinger's Personal Finance

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Download Free Kiplinger's Personal Finance PDF by Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1954-11 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most trustworthy source of information available today on savings and investments, taxes, money management, home ownership and many other personal finance topics.


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Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

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ISBN : 1440851360
Pages : 719 pages
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Download Free Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition PDF by Michael Pawuk Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-05-30 with total page 719 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections