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Worthington Libraries informational Graphic Novels presentation

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  • 1. Understanding the World of American
    Comic Books
    Molly Meyers Ann Pechacek
    Lead Librarian Teen Librarian
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    Worthington Libraries
  • 2. Generational Experience
    Each Generation has its own comic.
    The love of comics is often handed down.
    Comics are a reflection of time.
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Publishers
  • 5. Formats and the Collector Mentality
    Graphic Novels
    Monthly's
    Online Downloads
    Bag and Board
    Mint Condition
  • 6.
  • 7. The Comic Code
    Very strict
    Comics code began its change in the 70’s
  • 8. The Ages
    Golden Age
    Silver Age
    Bronze Age
    Modern Age
  • 9. The X-Men
    A Generation X Superhero
    Everyman's superhero
  • 10. Crossovers
    Characters within same company
    Characters from different companies
    Teen Characters
  • 11. Politics
    Civil Rights
    The Cold War
    Women’s Movement
    Homosexual Rights
    Religion
  • 12. Anti Superhero
    Watchman
    1980’s
    Cold War
    Inspired a change and more in comic
  • 13. After the Watchman
    Superman and Batman Foes?
    Robin Dies!
  • 14. Comic Stores Start
    They were just for older comics
    They became a new outlet for selling
    It became clear most comics for adults
  • 15. The 90’s
    Sexuality
    GLBT
    Creators could not make money!
    Image began to challenge Marvel and DC
    Creation of the Graphic Novel
  • 16. 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
  • 17. Superhero Movie
    Look what's coming
    Being devoured
    Good and Bad
    Non-fans meeting it
    Comic Book more glamorous than the comic strip
  • 18. Future?
    Bookstores
    Electronic Comics
    Will more than the classics be around?
  • 19.
  • 20.
  • 21. 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