eBook Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313397511
  • ISBN-13: 9780313397516
  • DDC: 741.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1850 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

Comics and graphic novels have recently become big business, serving as the inspiration for blockbuster Hollywood movies such as the Iron Man series of films and the hit television drama The Walking Dead. But comics have been popular throughout the 20th century despite the significant effects of the restrictions of the Comics Code in place from the 1950s through 1970s, which prohibited the depiction of zombies and use of the word "horror," among many other rules. Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas provides students and general readers a one-stop resource for researching topics, genres, works, and artists of comic books, comic strips, and graphic novelsThe comprehensive and broad coverage of this set is organized chronologically by volume. Volume 1 covers 1960 and earlier; Volume 2 covers 1960-1980; Volume 3 covers 1980-1995; and Volume 4 covers 1995 to the present. The chronological divisions give readers a sense of the evolution of comics within the larger contexts of American culture and history. The alphabetically arranged entries in each volume address topics such as comics publishing, characters, imprints, genres, themes, titles, artists, writers, and more. While special attention is paid to American comics, the entries also include coverage of British, Japanese, and European comics that have influenced illustrated storytelling of the United States or are of special interest to American readers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Volume Information.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Introduction.
Chronology.
1: Action Comics.
2: Adaptations from Other Media.
3: Adventure Comics.
4: Adventures into the Unknown.
5: All-american Comics.
6: All-Star Comics.
7: Aquaman.
8: Archie.
9: Archie Comics.
10: Arrow, The.
11: Astro Boy (Tetsuwan Atom).
12: Atlas Comics.
13: Baily, Bernard.
14: Baker, Matt.
15: Barks, Carl.
16: Batman.
17: Beetle Bailey.
18: Big Shot Comics.
19: Black Condor.
20: Blackhawk.
21: Blondie.
22: Blue Beetle.
23: The Brave and the Bold.
24: Brinkley, Nell.
25: Bungleton Green.
26: Busch, Heinrich Christian Wilhelm.
27: Caniff, Milton.
28: Capitalism and Corporations.
29: Capp, Al.
30: Captain America.
31: Captain Marvel.
32: Casper the Friendly Ghost.
33: Catwoman.
34: Centaur.
35: Charlton Comics.
36: Children’s Comics.
37: Classics Illustrated.
38: Cold War.
39: Cole, Jack.
40: Comics Code.
41: Comics Packaging Studios.
42: Crandall, Reed.
43: Crime.
44: Crime does not Pay.
45: Dan Dare.
46: DC/National Allied Publications.
47: Decarlo, Dan.
48: Dell.
49: Dennis the Menace.
50: Detective Comics.
51: Dick Tracy.
52: Dirks, Rudolph.
53: Distribution.
54: Doc Savage.
55: Dream of the Rarebit Fiend.
56: EC (Entertaining Comics).
57: Educational Comics.
58: Eisner and Iger.
59: Eisner, William Erwin.
60: Espionage.
61: European Comics.
62: Famous Funnies.
63: Fawcett.
64: Feature Comics.
65: Feldstein, Albert B..
66: Fiction House.
67: Fine, Lou.
68: Finger, Bill.
69: Fisher, Bud.
70: The Flash.
71: Foster, Hal.
72: Fox Feature Syndicate.
73: Frazetta, Frank.
74: Funny Animals.
75: Gaines, Maxwell C..
76: Gaines, William Maxwell.
77: Gasoline Alley.
78: Gekiga.
79: Gleason, Lev.
80: Gould, Chester.
81: Green Arrow.
82: Green Lantern.
83: The Gumps.
84: Harvey Comics.
85: Hergé.
86: Herriman, George.
87: Hi and Lois.
88: History.
89: Hogarth, Burne.
90: Horror.
91: The Joker.
92: Journey into Mystery.
93: Jungle Comics.
94: Justice Society of America.
95: Kane, Bob.
96: Kane, Gil.
97: The Katzenjammer Kids.
98: Keane, Bil.
99: Kelly, Walt.
100: Ketcham, Hank.
101: King, Frank.
102: King Features Syndicate.
103: Kirby, Jack.
104: Krazy Kat.
105: Kubert, Joe.
106: Kurtzman, Harvey.
107: Lee, Stan.
108: Lex Luthor.
109: Li’l Abner.
110: Little Nemo in Slumberland.
111: Little Orphan Annie.
112: Mad Magazine.
113: Manga.
114: Manhunter.
115: Marston, William Moulton.
116: Martian Manhunter.
117: Marvel Boy.
118: Marvel Mystery Comics.
119: Mayer, Sheldon.
120: McCay, Winsor.
121: Mickey Mouse Magazine.
122: Military/War.
123: Mills, Tarpe (June).
124: Moon Mullins.
125: Mooney, Jim.
126: More Fun Comics.
127: Mutt and Jeff.
128: Nazis.
129: North, Sterling.
130: Opper, Frederick Burr.
131: Outcault, Richard Felton.
132: Peanuts.
133: Phantom Lady.
134: Plastic Man.
135: Pogo.
136: Political Cartoons.
137: Politics and Politicians.
138: Popeye.
139: Prince Valiant.
140: Quality Comics.
141: Race and Ethnicity.
142: Religion.
143: Robinson, Jerry.
144: Romance Comics.
145: Romita, John, Sr..
146: Sandman.
147: Satire.
148: Schulz, Charles.
149: Science Fiction.
150: Severin, John.
151: The Shadow.
152: Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.
153: Shuster, Joe.
154: Siegel, Jerry.
155: Simon, Joe.
156: Sinnott, Joe.
157: The Spirit.
158: Star-Spangled Comics.
159: Steve Canyon.
160: Strange Tales.
161: Sub-Mariner.
162: Superheroes.
163: Superman.
164: Swan, Curt.
165: Tales from the Crypt.
166: Tarzan.
167: Teen Life/Youth Culture.
168: Terry and the Pirates.
169: Tezuka, Osamu.
170: Tijuana Bibles.
171: Timely Publications.
172: Tintin.
173: Töpffer, Rodolphe.
174: Toth, Alex.
175: Tuska, George.
176: United Feature Syndicate.
177: W