Icons of the American Comic Book

From Captain America to Wonder Woman


Author: Randy Duncan,Matthew J. Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313399239

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 920

View: 7026

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


Author: Matthew Z. Wood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538107333

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 4350

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


Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313397511

Category: Social Science

Page: 1921

View: 9945

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]


Author: Simon J. Bronner,Cindy Dell Clark

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440833923

Category: Social Science

Page: 821

View: 4420

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


Author: Gilbert Shelton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780861661619

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 368

View: 4725

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


Author: Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 234

View: 6769

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



Author: Dana Ferguson

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414419121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1262

View: 8985

The Mark Twain Omnibus

Drawn from the Works of Mark Twain [pseud.]


Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 441

View: 3151