The Power of Comics: History, Form, and Culture

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$37.19
UPC:
9781472535702
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic; 2 edition (February 12, 2015)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
464
Shipping Weight:
1.5 pounds
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
6.3 x 1 x 9.2 inches
ISBN-10:
1472535707
ISBN-13:
978-1472535702
Author:
Randy Duncan,Matthew J. Smith,Paul Levitz

Product Overview

Fully revised and updated for its second edition,The Power of Comicsremains the most authoritative introduction to comic books and graphic novels the history of the medium, its many forms and manifestations and their place in contemporary culture.The new edition includes:An expanded historical section bringing the story of comic books up to the present and covering the rise of the graphic novel and the advent of digital comicsA new chapter on the memoir genre and a thoroughly revised chapter on the superhero genreA revised chapter Exploring Meanings in Comic Book Texts introduces students to the theoretical tools they need to read comics criticallyStudy objectives, discussion points, activities and annotated further reading guides in each chapter, helping students master the topics coveredIllustrated throughout, with an extensive glossary of key terms,The Power of Comicsalso includes further updated resources available online at www.powerofcomics.com, including additional essays, weblinks and sample syllabi.

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