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Author Chapman, James, 1968-
Title British comics : a cultural history / James Chapman
Imprint London : Reaktion Books, 2011
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  741.5941 C3668 2011    AVAILABLE  -  30500101497389
Descript 303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
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
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- Great Britain -- History and criticism
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Publishing -- Great Britain -- History
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