British Comics: A Cultural History

British Comics: A Cultural History
Library Shelf Location 28.CHAP
Publication Date 2011
Description Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents Comic cuts and saucy strips -- On the wings of eagles -- Ripping yarns -- Girls on top -- The violent years -- I am the law! -- The strange world of the British superhero -- The rise and fall of alternative comics -- The growing pains of British comics -- The British comics renaissance. Summary This text is a unique cultural history of British comic papers and magazines, from their origins in the late 19th century to the present day. The book describes the rise of comic publishers and the heyday of comics in the 1950s and 60s, when titles such as 'School Friend' and 'Eagle' sold a million copies a week. Review Review 'an invaluable resource for even the most laissez-faire of fans.' - Seven Magazine, Sunday Telegraph 'a valuable contribution to British comics history' - Comicbitsonline Biography James Chapman is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. He is the author of many books, including Cinemas of the World: Film and Society from 1895 to the Present (Reaktion Books, 2004) and War and Film (Reaktion Books, 2008).
ISBN 9781861898555
Quantity 1
Pages 303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Author James Chapman
Format Hardback
Publisher Reaktion Books Ltd, London
Category Animation/Cartoons/Comics/Graphic Novels
Keyword Comics
Language English

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