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“A Fabric of Illusion”: The Art of C. C. Beck

Brian Cremins

in Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808769
eISBN:
9781496808806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808769.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

C. C. Beck was one of the most influential artists working in comics in the U. S. in the 1940s and 1950s. As the co-creator of Captain Marvel, he and his assistants worked on one of the best-selling ... More


“Tiny Flashes of Light”: Comic Books, Nostalgia, and Billy Batson’s America

Brian Cremins

in Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808769
eISBN:
9781496808806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808769.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The relationship between comic books, comics scholarship, and nostalgia is complex. This chapter explores the history of Captain Marvel, the popular comic book hero created by Bill Parker and C. C. ... More


Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Brian Cremins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808769
eISBN:
9781496808806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808769.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Why was Captain Marvel—a little boy named Billy Batson whose magic word transforms him into the World’s Mightiest Mortal—one of the most popular comic book characters in the United States in the ... More


Otto Binder and the Secret Life of Mr. Tawny, the Talking Tiger

Brian Cremins

in Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808769
eISBN:
9781496808806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808769.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Although he did not create Captain Marvel, Otto Binder wrote most of the stories featuring the character in the 1940s and early 1950s. Binder got his start as a literary agent and science fiction ... More


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