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  1. 1. Download this document if link is not clickableOf Comics and Men: A Cultural History ofAmerican Comic Books List Price : $55.00 Price : $51.28 Average Customer Rating out of 5Product DescriptionOriginally published in France and long sought in English translation, Jean-Paul Gabilliets Of Comics and Men: ACultural History of American Comic Books documents the rise and development of the American comic bookindustry from the 1930s to the present. The book intertwines aesthetic issues and critical biographies with theconcerns of production, distribution, and audience reception, making it one of the few interdisciplinary studiesof the art form. A thorough introduction by translators and comics scholars Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen bringsthe book up to date with explorations of the latest innovations, particularly the graphic novel.The book is organized into three sections: a concise history of the evolution of the comic book form in America;an overview of the distribution and consumption of American comic books, detailing specific controversies suchas the creation of the Comics Code in the mid-1950s; and the problematic legitimization of the form that hasoccurred recently within the academy and in popular discourse.Viewing comic books from a variety of theoretical lenses, Gabilliet shows how seemingly disparateissues--creation, production, and reception--are in fact connected in ways that are not necessarily true of otherart forms. Analyzing examples from a variety of genres, this book provides a thorough landmark overview ofAmerican comic books that sheds new light on this versatile art form. Read more
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