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The Classic Era of American Comics

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In terms of both words and images the world had never seen the like of the American comicbook. They were bizarre, morbid, lurid, risque and bursting with subconcious desires of burgeoning youth culture. By the time 1954 arrived their were 500 different comics beingpublished by 35 different companies, selling over 60 million copies a month between them. This is the history of the era and the art it produced.;The book looks at the pioneers of the comicbook and the comic's founding links with sleazy pulp magazines; the campaign for censorship; the fraught relationship between the comicbook artists and their publishers; how what they did was rarely recognised as art at the time - and of course the comics themselves.

Book in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound. Printed in 2008, first edition.

Item details

PLU:
0
Added value:
1st
Author(s):
Nicky Wright
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29.7 x 23.2 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
185375336X
ISBN-13:
9781853753367
Number of pages:
230
Publisher:
Prion

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In terms of both words and images the world had never seen the like of the American comicbook. They were bizarre, morbid, lurid, risque and bursting with subconcious desires of burgeoning youth culture. By the time 1954 arrived their were 500 different comics beingpublished by 35 different companies, selling over 60 million copies a month between them. This is the history of the era and the art it produced.;The book looks at the pioneers of the comicbook and the comic's founding links with sleazy pulp magazines; the campaign for censorship; the fraught relationship between the comicbook artists and their publishers; how what they did was rarely recognised as art at the time - and of course the comics themselves.

Book in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound. Printed in 2008, first edition.

PLU:
0
Added value:
1st
Author(s):
Nicky Wright
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29.7 x 23.2 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
185375336X
ISBN-13:
9781853753367
Number of pages:
230
Publisher:
Prion

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