Paul Lopes is Associate Professor of Sociology at Colgate University. He is the author of The Rise of a Jazz Art World.
Acknowledgments Introduction: The Evolution of the American Comic Book 1. The Early Industrial Age I: Pulp Logic and the Rise of the American Comic Book 2. The Early Industrial Age II: The Crusade Against Comic Books and the End of the Comic Book Boom 3. The Late Industrial Age: The Return of the Superhero and the First Comic Book Rebellion 4. From the Late Industrial to the Heroic Age: Comic Book Fandom and the Mainstream Pulp Rebellion 5. The Heroic Age II: Alternative Comics and a Rebellion from the Margins 6. The Heroic Age III: New Movements, Winning Respect, and the Rise of the Graphic Novel Conclusion: The Development of an Art Form Notes Index