By Jeet Heer, Kent Worcester
A Comics reviews Reader deals the easiest of the hot comics scholarship in approximately thirty essays on a wide selection of such comics varieties as gag cartoons, editorial cartoons, comedian strips, comedian books, manga, and picture novels.
The anthology covers the pioneering paintings of Rodolphe Töpffer, the Disney comics of Carl Barks, and the picture novels of artwork Spiegelman and Chris Ware, in addition to Peanuts, romance comics, and superheroes. It explores the stylistic achievements of manga, the overseas anti-comics crusade, and gear and sophistication in Mexican comedian books and English illustrated stories.
A Comics reports Reader introduces readers to the main debates and issues of reference that proceed to form the sphere. it is going to curiosity someone who desires to delve deeper into the realm of comics and is perfect for school room use.
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The Funnies #6 (Dell, 1937) features two characters from different comic strips meeting up for winter fun. All the strips listed are reprinted from newspaper syndication. As it turned out, 1935 was the year of the comic book. Not only was Famous Funnies selling like gangbusters, but it also gained some competition. Popular Comics from Dell was packaged by Gaines, who smelled the profit in the air and went out on his own, buying the presses from the defunct New York Graphic. Then there was Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, solider-turned-pulp-writer, who also wanted in on the comics business but took the notion one step further by offering readers nothing but new material—which he could then own and exploit, rather than pay license fees to the newspaper syndicates.
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