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Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books

Jean-Paul Gabilliet


This book documents the rise and development of the American comic book industry from the 1930s to the present. It intertwines aesthetic issues and critical biographies with the concerns of production, distribution, and audience reception. The introduction brings the book up to date with explorations of the latest innovations, particularly the graphic novel. The book is organized into three sections: a concise history of the evolution of the comic book form in America; an overview of the distribution and consumption of American comic books, detailing specific controversies such as the creation ... More

Keywords: comic book industry, biographies, graphic novel, comics, Comics Code, consumption, distribution, comic books, America, audience reception

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781604732672
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732672.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean-Paul Gabilliet, author