Reading Comics

Reading Comics

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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. InReading Comics, critic Douglas Wolk shows us why and how. Wolk illuminates the most dazzling creators of modern comics-from Alan Moore to Alison Bechdel to Chris Ware-and explains their roots, influences, and where they fit into the pantheon of art. As accessible to the hardcore fan as to the curious newcomer, Reading Comicsis the first book for people who want to know not just which comics are worth reading, but ways to think and talk and argue about them.The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, launched in 1970 and more re- cently retitled The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, is currently in its thirty- sixth ... Paul Gambi first appeared in The Flash #141, DC Comics, December 1963.

Title:Reading Comics
Author:Douglas Wolk
Publisher:Da Capo Press - 2008-07-01


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