Icons of the American Comic Book

From Captain America to Wonder Woman

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Author: Randy Duncan,Matthew J. Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313399239

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 920

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This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. * Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves * Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject * Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations * Includes a comprehensive bibliography

Comic Book Collections and Programming

A Practical Guide for Librarians

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Author: Matthew Z. Wood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538107333

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Comic Book Collections and Programming is an essential reference for collections librarians, children’s librarians, and teen librarians, whether they are comics-lovers or have never read an issue. It covers the practical realities of this non-traditional format, like binding, weeding, and budgeting.

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

A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas

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Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313397511

Category: Social Science

Page: 1921

View: 9046

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

Youth Cultures in America [2 volumes]

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Author: Simon J. Bronner,Cindy Dell Clark

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440833923

Category: Social Science

Page: 821

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What are the components of youth cultures today? This encyclopedia examines the facets of youth cultures and brings them to the forefront. Offers information on groups beyond the gangs the public associates with youth culture, providing definitions of suburban youth culture, survivalists and preppers, the deaf, skateboarders, Gen X, soldiers, and street kids, among others Provides coverage of the expressive genres of American youth and the way they have shaped public tastes and trends, such as music, dance, fashion, tattooing, body piercing, social media, and more Features an exploration of life issues for youth that have entered into the headlines—for example, bullying, cliques, rites of passage, student protest and activism, child abuse, and drugs

The Fat Freddy's Cat Omnibus

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Author: Gilbert Shelton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780861661619

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 368

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Fat Freddy's Cat began life as a footnote strip to the Freak Brothers and later appeared in many comics of his own. He is often to be found sleeping on the unfortunate Fat Freddy's head. His constant battles with the never-ending army of roaches out for world domination drive him to distraction, as does Fat Freddy's never-ending failure to feed him or empty his kitty litter box. This cat has variously gone travelling to Mexico, saved the world from alien invasion and worked as a government agent in Washington trying to save the world from the 'hee hee hee' drug.

Daughters of Aquarius

Women of the Sixties Counterculture

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Author: Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 234

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Explores how gender was percieved within the counterculture of the 1960s, and the lives of the women who lived within the world of "free love."

Book Review Index 2009

Cumulation

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Author: Dana Ferguson

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414419121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1262

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Kate Hannigan and the Long Corridor Omnibus

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Author: Catherine Cookson

Publisher: Corgi Books

ISBN: 9780552147026

Category: Love stories

Page: 605

View: 1018

KATE HANNIGAN Dr Rodney Prince had never seen a girl who looked more out o place in the grime and squalor of the Fifteen Streets than did Kate Hannigan. He knew she had suffered at the hands of men: Tim Hannigan, her 'father' was a vicious bully; John Herrington, a smooth-talking seducer, had left her with his child. But Rodney Prince's desire for a family had been frozen out by a wife who'd wanted Harley Street, not a Tyneside slum. By contrast, Kate glowed with a warmth that far outshone the hard, brittle beauty of Stella, and exposed the emptiness in his heart. And so, between Rodney Prince, a wealthy man locked in an unhappy marriage, and Kate Hannigan, a bastard child of the slums, grew a love that opposed all the concepts of an Edwardian society... THE LONG CORRIDOR To outsiders, Dr Paul Higgin's life appeared to be happy and contented. Everyone had a good word for him, and his home life appeared to be ideal. At thirty-six, Bett Higgins could still pass for a much younger woman, not just in looks but in the way she loved the company of people half her age. A grand couple, some might say... But once the surgery was closed and the curtains drawn, the fa ade that Paul and Bett Higgins presented to the world concealed a welter of hate that had grown worse with the passing years. Between them stood the barrier of the past - of secrets that, were they known, could affect everyone around them. Unable to forgive each other, they led their separate lives - until Bett decided to allow her spite and resentment to culminate in revenge on the husband she did not love...