Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman

Editor/Author Duncan, Randy and Smith, Matthew J.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Greenwood

Single-User Purchase Price: $189.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $283.50
ISBN: 978-0-31-339923-7
Category: Arts & Leisure - Popular culture
Image Count: 62
Book Status: Available
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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.

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Table of Contents

  • Series Foreword
  • Preface
  • A
  • Adams, Neal
  • American Splendor
  • Aquaman
  • Archie Andrews
  • Arkham Asylum
  • B
  • Barks, Carl
  • Batgirl
  • Batman
  • Black Panther
  • Blade
  • Bone
  • C
  • Captain America
  • Captain Marvel
  • Classics Illustrated
  • Clowes, Daniel
  • Comic-Con International
  • A Contract with God
  • Crime Does Not Pay
  • Crumb, Robert
  • D
  • Dark Horse Comics
  • DC Comics
  • Dell Comics
  • Ditko, Steve
  • Doctor Doom
  • E
  • EC Comics
  • Eisner, Will
  • F
  • Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
  • Fanboy
  • Fantagraphics
  • Fantastic Four
  • Flash
  • From Hell
  • G
  • Gaiman, Neil
  • Gonick, Larry
  • Green Lantern
  • Green Lantern/Green Arrow
  • H
  • Heavy Metal
  • Hellboy
  • Hulk
  • I
  • Image Comics
  • Iron Man
  • J
  • Jack Kirby's Fourth World
  • The Joker
  • K
  • Kane, Bob, and Bill Finger
  • Katy Keene
  • The Killing Joke
  • Kirby, Jack
  • Kubert, Joe
  • Kurtzman, Harvey
  • L
  • Lee, Stan
  • Lex Luthor
  • Little Lulu
  • Lois Lane
  • M
  • Mad
  • Maus
  • Marvel Comics
  • McCloud, Scott
  • McFarlane, Todd
  • Milestone Comics
  • Miller, Frank
  • MLJ/Archie
  • Moore, Alan
  • Morrison, Grant
  • Mr. Natural
  • P
  • Palestine
  • Plastic Man
  • Pogo
  • The Punisher
  • R
  • RAW
  • Richie Rich
  • Robin
  • Romance Comics
  • Rorschach
  • Ross, Alex
  • S
  • Sacco, Joe
  • The Sandman
  • Scott Pilgrim
  • Sgt. Rock
  • Sheena, Queen of the Jungle
  • Siegel, Jerry, and Joe Shuster
  • Spider-Man
  • Spiegelman, Art
  • Steranko, Jim
  • Supergirl
  • Superman
  • Swamp Thing
  • T
  • Tales from the Crypt
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • The Thing
  • Toth, Alex
  • U
  • Uncle Scrooge
  • W
  • Ware, Chris
  • Warren, Jim
  • Watchmen
  • Wertham, Fredric
  • Wizard: The Guide to Comics
  • Wolverine
  • Wonder Woman
  • X
  • X-Men
  • Z
  • Zap Comix
  • Bibliography
  • About the Contributors