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False Starts and Minor Triumphs (1936–1949)

Chris Murray

in The British Superhero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the struggles and minor successes of British comics during the period 1936–1949. In 1936, Disney set up a studio in Britain and launched Mickey Mouse Weekly, the first British ... More


From Marvelmen to Pop Art (1950–1961)

Chris Murray

in The British Superhero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines major developments in British comics during the period 1950–1961. It first considers comics as one of the cornerstones of children's entertainment in the 1950s before discussing ... More


Remasters of American Comics: Sequential Art as New Media in the Transformative Museum Context

Damian Duffy

in Comic Art in Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828118
eISBN:
9781496828064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0033
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter includes a 2009 essay by multi-faceted University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor Damian Duffy highlighting the curatorial philosophies that avoid confronting the conceptual ... More


The Limits of Realism: Alternative Comics and Middlebrow Aesthetics in the Anthologies of Chris Ware

Marc Singer

in The Comics of Chris Ware

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734423
eISBN:
9781621032236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734423.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines Chris Ware’s rejection of realistic figure drawing in his own comics and his promotion of memoir, autobiography, and realistic fiction in his anthologies. It traces Ware’s ... More


Revisionism and the British Invasion (1981–1993)

Chris Murray

in The British Superhero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the development of the revisionist trend in British comics as well as the so-called British Invasion of American comics and its afermath during the period 1981–1993. It argues ... More


The Superhero Reader

Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Kent Worcester (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Despite their commercial appeal and cross-media reach, superheroes are only recently starting to attract sustained scholarly attention. This book includes chapters and book excerpts by major writers ... More


Conclusion

Chris Murray

in The British Superhero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book has explored the British superhero's long and complex history, even though many have now faded into obscurity. It has also highlighted the ever-shifting balance between parody and satire in ... More


Instrumentalizing Openness

Maaheen Ahmed

in Openness of Comics: Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496805935
eISBN:
9781496805973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805935.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This first part of the monograph introduces Umberto Eco's concept of the opera apertaand links it to the workings of comics as explained through the comics theories of Scott McCloud, Thierry ... More


Italian Adult Comics Before ’77

Simone Castaldi

in Drawn and Dangerous: Italian Comics of the 1970s and 1980s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737493
eISBN:
9781604737776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737493.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses how, even if comics were traditionally regarded as entertainment for children and young adults, it was a medium consumed indiscriminately by all age groups. Comics became a ... More


Comic Art in Museums

Kim A. Munson (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828118
eISBN:
9781496828064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Over the last twenty years, the growing diversity in content and artistic innovation in graphic novels, comic books, and web comics combined with the popularity of films based on comics material have ... More


Introduction

Kim A. Munson

in Comic Art in Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828118
eISBN:
9781496828064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This introduction to the book Comic Art in Museums by art historian Kim A. Munson explores the history, controversies, and trends that have shaped comic art exhibitions, important publications, ... More


The British Superhero

Chris Murray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book reveals the largely unknown and rather surprising history of the British superhero. It is often thought that Britain did not have its own superheroes, yet this book demonstrates that there ... More


The Short (and Bloody) History of EC

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the history of the EC comics that inspired George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). The origins of EC can be traced to the beginnings of the American comic book at the start of the ... More


Masters of High and Low: Exhibitions in Dialogue

Kim A. Munson (ed.)

in Comic Art in Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828118
eISBN:
9781496828064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This is a brief interstitial introduction by art historian Kim A. Munson explaining the importance of and interaction between two blockbuster exhibitions featuring comics, High and Low: Modern Art, ... More


An Uneasy Accord: LA Museums Open Their Walls to Comics as True Works of Art

Scott Timberg

in Comic Art in Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828118
eISBN:
9781496828064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter contains an in-depth exploration of the issues surrounding comics and museums written by cultural journalist Scott Timberg for the Los Angeles Times in 2005 during the opening of ... More


Steamboat’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/9781496808769.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Steamboat, Billy Batson’s friend and valet, was a stereotypical African American character who appeared in Fawcett’s comic books until 1945, when a group of New York City middle school students ... More


Expanding Views of Comic Art: Topics and Display

Kim A. Munson (ed.)

in Comic Art in Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828118
eISBN:
9781496828064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This is a brief interstitial introduction by art historian Kim A. Munson explaining how the period of rediscovery and large survey shows of comic art were followed by specialized shows exploring ... More


Cracking the Comics Canon

Leslie Jones

in Comic Art in Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828118
eISBN:
9781496828064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter includes a 2005 article by Leslie Jones of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with John Carlin, curator of Masters of American Comics from the perspective of a curator of works on ... More


Bending Steel: Modernity and the American Superhero

Aldo J. Regalado

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462210
eISBN:
9781626746183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462210.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book examines the historical origins and cultural significance of Superman and his fellow American crusaders. It asserts that the superhero seems a direct response to modernity, often fighting ... More


Here Are the Great Women Comic Artists of the United States

Trina Robbins

in Comic Art in Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828118
eISBN:
9781496828064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter includes a 2008 article briefly describing popular women cartoonists by feminist herstorian, author, and curator Trina Robbins. This article was the text of her presentations on women ... More


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