ISBN 9781472535702,The Power of Comics: History, Form, and Culture

The Power of Comics: History, Form, and Culture



Bloomsbury Pub Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781472535702

ISBN-10 1472535707

Paper Back

Language (English)

Comics & Graphic novels

Fully revised and updated for its second edition, The Power of Comics remains 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 comics A new chapter on the memoir genre and a thoroughly revised chapter on the superhero genre A revised chapter - "Exploring Meanings in Comic Book Texts" - introduces students to the theoretical tools they need to read comics critically Study objectives, discussion points, activities and annotated further reading guides in each chapter, helping students master the topics covered Illustrated throughout,