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"This work gives attention to the evolving mission of Classics Illustrated to bring serious literature to popular culture; the publication's ability to stand up to the anti-comics hysteria of the early 1950s; the growth of subsidiary educational series encompassing folklore, mythology, history, and science; and the unsuccessful attempts to revive the series in the 1990s"--Provided by publisher.
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William B. Jones, Jr. lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is also the author of Robert Louis Stevenson Reconsidered: New Critical Perspectives (2003). He has written on twentieth-century American popular culture and has co-produced an archival CD compilation of regional garage-band music.Review:
"...a massive research project... His source material is rigorously annotated with identification." -- Comics Buyer's Guide # 1457 (October 19, 2001)
"A comprehensive review of the art and careers of the creators... well researched, documented, and analyzed...important... interesting... highly recommended" -- ARBA
"Fabulous... wonderful... wealth of information... layout is breathtaking... lavish... exceptional quality, clear and crisp... excellent introduction... extremely well researched, entertaining" -- Classic Images
"Influence is immeasurable...wonderfully illustrated" -- Hitch
"Information is endless... this book... encompasses all... an excellent addition to any library... entertaining... in-depth information" -- Public Library Quarterly
"Remarkably well researched...meticulously detail...a beautiful volume...defines the series’ unique place in comic book and cultural history" -- Neighbor News
"Represents the best memory book in a long time...a work of outstanding achievement" -- Film & History
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Book Description McFarland & Company, 2001. Hard Back. Condition: New. Excellent condition, appears to never have been read. Closed Bookshop. Seller Inventory # 490033
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