American comics : a history / Jeremy Dauber.
"The sweeping story of cartoons, comic strips, and graphic novels and their century-long hold on the American imagination. Starting with the Civil War and cartoonist Thomas Nast, creator of the lasting images of Uncle Sam and Santa Claus, author Jeremy Dauber whizzes readers through comics' progress in the twentieth century and beyond: from the golden age of newspaper comic strips (Krazy Kat, Yellow Kid, Dick Tracy) to the midcentury superhero boom (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman); from the moral panic of the Eisenhower era to the underground comix movement; from the grim and gritty Dark Knights and Watchmen to the graphic novel's brilliant rise (Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, Joe Sacco). Dauber's story shows not only how comics have changed, but how American politics and history have changed them. Throughout, he describes the origins of beloved comics, champions neglected masterpieces, and argues that we can understand how America sees itself through whose stories comics tell"-- Provided by publisher.
- ISBN: 9780393635607
- ISBN: 0393635600
- Physical Description: xx, 570 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, 2022.
- Copyright: ©2022
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Birth of a Medium -- The Rise and Rise of the Comic Strip -- Comic Books Explode (in Every Sense) -- Who's Afraid of the Comic Book? -- From Censorship to Camp -- Comics with an X -- Convergences and Contracts -- New Worlds -- Between Spandex and Seattle -- New Worlds (Reprise and Variation) -- Endings, Beginnings.
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