Encyclopedia Of Comic Books And Graphic Novels, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313357471
  • ISBN-13: 9780313357473
  • DDC: 741.403
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 763 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released April 2011
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Overview

Comic books have captivated readers since the Famous Funnies of 1930s and have remained popular ever since, even through the censorious 1950s when they were considered to be corrupting the nation’s youth. But with the advent of the graphic novel in the late 1970s—such as Will Eisner’s early classic, A Contract with God—this form of reading entertainment truly came of age as a revealing literature of our culture.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
Preface.
1: Action Comics.
2: Adams, Neal (1941-).
3: Adaptations from Other Media.
4: Adventure Comics.
5: Ages of Comics.
6: Alice in Sunderland.
7: All-American Comics.
8: Allred, Mike (1962-).
9: All-Star Comics.
10: Alpha Flight.
11: Alternative Comics.
12: Amazing Fantasy.
13: American Born Chinese (2006).
14: American Flagg!.
15: American Splendor.
16: Animals.
17: Ant-Man.
18: Aquaman.
19: Archie.
20: Arkham Asylum.
21: Astro City.
22: Authority, The.
23: Avengers, The.
24: Avengers/Jla.
25: Azzarello, Brian (1968-).
26: Bagge, Peter.
27: Baker, Kyle (1965-).
28: Baker, Matt (1921-59).
29: Barefoot Gen.
30: Barks, Carl (1901-2000).
31: Barry, Lynda (1956-).
32: Batman.
33: Batman & Dracula.
34: Bendis, Brian Michael (1967-).
35: Binky Brown The Holy Virgin Mary.
36: Birth of A Nation.
37: Black Condor, The.
38: Blackhawk.
39: Black Hole.
40: Black Panther.
41: Black Widow.
42: Blankets.
43: Blue Beetle, The.
44: Blueberry.
45: Bone.
46: Brown, Chester (1960-).
47: Brubaker, Ed (1966-).
48: Buddha.
49: Busiek, Kurt (1960-).
50: Byrne, John (1950-).
51: Cages.
52: Campbell, Eddie (1955-).
53: Captain America.
54: Captain Marvel.
55: Casper The Friendly Ghost.
56: Castle Waiting.
57: Catwoman.
58: Cerebus The Aardvark.
59: Charlton Comics.
60: Chaykin, Howard (1950-).
61: City of Glass.
62: Civil War.
63: Claremont, Chris (1950-).
64: Classics Illustrated.
65: Clowes, Daniel (1961-).
66: Colan, Gene (1926-).
67: Cold War.
68: Collins, Max Allan (1948-).
69: Comics Code.
70: Comics Scholarship.
71: Conan The Barbarian.
72: Concrete.
73: Contract With God, A.
74: Crandall, Reed (1917-82).
75: Crime Comics.
76: Crime Does Not Pay.
77: Crisis on Infinite Earths.
78: Crow, The.
79: Crumb, Robert (1943-).
80: Daredevil.
81: Dark Horse Comics.
82: Dark Horse Presents.
83: Dark Knight Returns, The.
84: Davis, Alan (1956-).
85: DC Comics.
86: DC: The New Frontier.
87: Dennis The Menace.
88: Detective Comics.
89: Ditko, Steve (1927-).
90: Dixon, Chuck (1954-).
91: Doc Savage.
92: Doctor Strange.
93: Earth X.
94: EC Comics.
95: Educational Comics.
96: Eightball.
97: Eisner Awards.
98: Eisner, Will (1917-2005).
99: Elfquest.
100: Ellis, Warren (1968-).
101: Elseworlds.
102: Ennis, Garth (1970-).
103: Epileptic.
104: Espionage.
105: European Comics.
106: Ex Machina.
107: Famous Funnies.
108: Fantagraphics.
109: Fantastic Four.
110: Fantasy.
111: Feldstein, AL.
112: Felix The Cat.
113: Feminism.
114: Flash, The.
115: Folklore In Comics.
116: Fradon, Ramona.
117: Frank Book, The.
118: Frazetta, Frank.
119: Fritz The Cat.
120: From Hell.
121: Fun Home.
122: Funny Animal Comics.
123: Gaiman, Neil (1960-).
124: Gaines, William (1922-92).
125: Gay and Lesbian Themes.
126: Gemma Bovery.
127: Ghsot Rider.
128: Ghost World.
129: Gibbons, Dave (1949-).
130: Giraud, Jean (Gir, Moebius) (1938-).
131: Gloeckner, Phoebe (1960-).
132: Gotham By Gaslight.
133: Graphic Classics.
134: Green Arrow.
135: Green Lantern.
136: Grendel.
137: Groo The Wanderer.
138: Gruenwald, Mark (1953-96).
139: Harvey Awards.
140: Heavy Metal.
141: Hell Blazer.
142: Hellboy.
143: HergÉ (1907-83).
144: Hernandez Brothers.
145: History In Comics.
146: History of Violence, A.
147: Hogarth, Burne (1911-96).
148: Homeless Channel, The.
149: Horror Comics.
150: Howard The Duck.
151: Identity Crisis.
152: I, Joker.
153: Image Comics.
154: Incal, The.
155: Incredible Hulk, The.
156: I Never Liked You.
157: Invisibles, The.
158: Iron Man.
159: It's A Good Life, If You Don't Weaken.
160: Jackson, Jack (Jaxon) (1941-2006).
161: Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid On Earth.
162: Jla/Avengers.
163: Johns, Geoff (1973-).
164: Journey Into Mystery.
165: Jungle Comics,.
166: Justice League of America.
167: Justice Society of America.
168: Kane, Bob (1916-98).
169: Kane, Gil (1926-2000).
170: Katchor, Ben (1951-).
171: Killing Joke, The.
172: Killraven.
173: King: A Comics Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
174: Kingdon Come.
175: Kirby, Jack (1917-94).
176: Kirkman, Robert (1979-).
177: Kitchen Sim Press.
178: Kurtzman, Harvey (1924-93).
179: League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The.
180: Lee, Jim (1964-).
181: Lee, Stan (1922-).
182: Leialoha Steve (1952-).
183: Levitz, Paul (1956-).
184: Loeb, Jeph (1958-).
185: Lone Wolf and Cub.
186: Lost Girls.
187: Louis Riel.
188: Love and Rockets.
189: Luke Cage.