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This is the first serious, readable, provocative, canon-smashing book of comics criticism by the leading critic in the field. Suddenly, comics are everywhere: a newly matured art form, filling bookshelves with brilliant, innovative work and shaping the ideas and images of the rest of contemporary culture. In "Reading Comics", critic Douglas Wolk shows us why this is and how it came to be. Wolk illuminates the most dazzling creators of modern comics and introduces a critical theory that explains where each fits into the pantheon of art. "Reading Comics" is accessible to the hardcore fan and the curious newcomer; it is the first book for people who want to know not just what comics are worth reading, but also the ways to think and talk and argue about them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306815096
ISBN-10: 0306815095
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 153mm x 34mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Douglas Wolk

Douglas Wolk writes about comics and music for publications including the New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, Salon, and The Believer. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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