Understanding the World of American <br />Comic Books<br />Molly Meyers				Ann Pechacek<br />Lead Librarian				Teen Librar...
Generational Experience<br />Each Generation has its own comic.<br />The love of comics is often handed down.<br />Comics ...
History<br />Comic Books emerged in the 1930’s<br />Superman was our first Superhero<br />Comics have gone in and out of p...
Publishers<br />
Formats and the Collector Mentality<br />Graphic Novels<br />Monthly's<br />Online Downloads<br />Bag and Board<br />Mint ...
The Comic Code<br />Very strict<br />Comics code began its change in the 70’s<br />
The Ages<br />Golden Age<br />Silver Age<br />Bronze Age<br />Modern Age<br />
The X-Men<br />A Generation X Superhero<br />Everyman's superhero<br />
Crossovers<br />Characters within same company<br />Characters from different companies<br />Teen Characters<br />
Politics<br />Civil Rights<br />The Cold War<br />Women’s Movement<br />Homosexual Rights<br />Religion<br />
Anti Superhero<br />Watchman<br />1980’s <br />Cold War<br />Inspired a change and more in comic<br />
After the Watchman<br />Superman and Batman Foes?<br />Robin Dies!<br />
Comic Stores Start<br />They were just for older comics<br />They became a new outlet for selling<br />It became clear mos...
The 90’s<br />Sexuality<br />GLBT<br />Creators could not make money!<br />Image began to challenge Marvel and DC<br />Cre...
9-11<br />NYC Backdrop to Comics<br />Stores and comics were starting to die<br />Spiderman was there.<br />DK2 was being ...
Superhero Movie	<br />Look what's coming<br />Being devoured<br />Good and Bad<br />Non-fans meeting it<br />Comic Book mo...
Future?<br />Bookstores<br />Electronic Comics<br />Will more than the classics be around?<br />
Interesting Websites for the non-comic book readers<br />http://www.heroicworld.com/<br />http://comics.drivethrustuff.com...
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  1. 1. Understanding the World of American <br />Comic Books<br />Molly Meyers Ann Pechacek<br />Lead Librarian Teen Librarian<br />Pow<br />Crack<br />BANG<br />Worthington Libraries<br />
  2. 2. Generational Experience<br />Each Generation has its own comic.<br />The love of comics is often handed down.<br />Comics are a reflection of time.<br />
  3. 3. History<br />Comic Books emerged in the 1930’s<br />Superman was our first Superhero<br />Comics have gone in and out of popularity throughout the decades<br />Comics have become political statements<br />
  4. 4. Publishers<br />
  5. 5. Formats and the Collector Mentality<br />Graphic Novels<br />Monthly's<br />Online Downloads<br />Bag and Board<br />Mint Condition<br />
  6. 6.
  7. 7. The Comic Code<br />Very strict<br />Comics code began its change in the 70’s<br />
  8. 8. The Ages<br />Golden Age<br />Silver Age<br />Bronze Age<br />Modern Age<br />
  9. 9. The X-Men<br />A Generation X Superhero<br />Everyman's superhero<br />
  10. 10. Crossovers<br />Characters within same company<br />Characters from different companies<br />Teen Characters<br />
  11. 11. Politics<br />Civil Rights<br />The Cold War<br />Women’s Movement<br />Homosexual Rights<br />Religion<br />
  12. 12. Anti Superhero<br />Watchman<br />1980’s <br />Cold War<br />Inspired a change and more in comic<br />
  13. 13. After the Watchman<br />Superman and Batman Foes?<br />Robin Dies!<br />
  14. 14. Comic Stores Start<br />They were just for older comics<br />They became a new outlet for selling<br />It became clear most comics for adults<br />
  15. 15. The 90’s<br />Sexuality<br />GLBT<br />Creators could not make money!<br />Image began to challenge Marvel and DC<br />Creation of the Graphic Novel<br />
  16. 16. 9-11<br />NYC Backdrop to Comics<br />Stores and comics were starting to die<br />Spiderman was there.<br />DK2 was being written at the time. <br />Commemorative Comics<br />
  17. 17. Superhero Movie <br />Look what's coming<br />Being devoured<br />Good and Bad<br />Non-fans meeting it<br />Comic Book more glamorous than the comic strip<br />
  18. 18. Future?<br />Bookstores<br />Electronic Comics<br />Will more than the classics be around?<br />
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  20. 20.
  21. 21. Interesting Websites for the non-comic book readers<br />http://www.heroicworld.com/<br />http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/<br />http://www.comicartville.com/comicscode.htm<br />http://www.dccomics.com/minx<br />http://www.comic-art.com/<br />http://ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/greatgraphicnovelsforteens/gn.cfm<br />http://www.noflyingnotights.com/<br />http://www.firstsecondbooks.com<br />

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