Icons of the American Comic Book [2 volumes]: From Captain America to Wonder Woman (Greenwood Icons)
By: Matthew J. Smith (editor), Randy Duncan (editor)Hardback
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This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books-and the creators of these icons of our culture-reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character.* Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves* Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject* Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations* Includes a comprehensive bibliography
Randy Duncan, PhD, is professor of communication at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR. Matthew J. Smith, PhD, is a professor of communication at Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, where he teaches courses in media studies, including one in graphic storytelling.
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