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Pulp Empire A Secret History of Comic Book Imperialism
ISBN: HB: 9780226350554, University of Chicago Press, June 2021
344 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 44 colour plates, 6 halftones
In the 1940s and '50s, comic books were some of the most popular – and most unfiltered – entertainment in the United States. Publishers sold hundreds of millions of copies a year of violent, racist, and luridly sexual comics to Americans of all ages,...
We're Still at War Stories of the 20th Century
ISBN: PB: 9788024637280, University of Chicago Press, Karolinum Press, March 2018
182 pp., 30.5x20.3 cm, illustrated in colour throughout
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! The Communist regimes of Europe collapsed more than a quarter century ago, and the Third Reich fell in World War II. However, today's rising global tide of far-right extremism makes totali...
Mutants and Mystics Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal
ISBN: PB: 9780226271484, University of Chicago Press, July 2015
376 pp., 21.5x15 cm, 60 colour illus.
In many ways, twentieth-century America was the land of superheroes and science fiction. From Superman and Batman to the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, these pop-culture juggernauts, with their "powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men", th...
Comics and Media A Special Issue of "Critical Inquiry"
ISBN: PB: 9780226208466, University of Chicago Press, July 2014
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 97 colour plates, 110 halftones
The past decade has seen the medium of comics reach unprecedented heights of critical acclaim and commercial success".Comics and Media" reflects that, bringing together an amazing array of contributors, creators and critics alike, to discuss the stat...
Outside the Box Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists
ISBN: PB: 9780226099446, University of Chicago Press, April 2014
272 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
We are living in a golden age of cartoon art. Never before has graphic storytelling been so prominent or garnered such respect: critics and readers alike agree that contemporary cartoonists are creating some of the most innovative and exciting work i...
Backing into Forward A Memoir
ISBN: PB: 9780226240350, University of Chicago Press, April 2012
456 pp., 23x15 cm
Subversive, funny, and effortlessly droll, Jules Feiffer's cartoons were all over New York in the 1960s and '70s – featured in the "Village Voice", but also cut out and pinned to bulletin boards in offices and on refrigerators at home. Feiffer descri...