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Description - Reading Comics by Mila Bongco

This book examines how the definition of the medium, as well as its language, readership, genre conventions and marketing and distribution have kept comic books within the realm of popular culture. This study presents a unique contribution to the current literature on comics and helps clarify concepts and definitions useful in studying the medium. The evolution of the comic book superhero - from the patriotic heroes of the 1940s to the muscular rebels of the 1990s - is analysed, showing how as the superheroes change, so does the style and content of the books.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815333449
ISBN-10: 0815333447
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Garland Publishing Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 17-May-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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