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Worthington Libraries informational Graphic Novels presentation

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