» » The Classic Era of American Comics

Download The Classic Era of American Comics fb2

by Nicky Wright
Download The Classic Era of American Comics fb2
How To Create Comics & Manga
  • Author:
    Nicky Wright
  • ISBN:
    0809299666
  • ISBN13:
    978-0809299669
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Contemporary Books; 1st edition (September 1, 2000)
  • Pages:
    230 pages
  • Subcategory:
    How To Create Comics & Manga
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1837 kb
  • ePUB format
    1259 kb
  • DJVU format
    1311 kb
  • Rating:
    4.7
  • Votes:
    181
  • Formats:
    azw mbr lit mobi


A fantastic read of the history and influence of comic books from 1933- 1955, when the American Comics Code was placed into effect.

A fantastic read of the history and influence of comic books from 1933- 1955, when the American Comics Code was placed into effect. After all, anyone will know many of the comics, and of their characters, as they read about the emergence of comic books and how they came to dominate with sales figures reaching 60 million copies by 1954, and at 10 cents per copy.

Nicky Wright collected comics all his life and wrote for American Comic magazine. The Classic Era of American Comics begins where comic books almost ended. He was principally known as an award-winning writer and photographer of books on American cars. He lived for most of the last 15 years of his life in Michigan, but died in 2000 in England, home of his birth. With Fredrick Wertham, "Seduction of the Innocent and the congressional hearings that followed the publication of that book. When writer address the history of a specific character in Comics they briefly go over the history of comics.

The Classic Era of American Comics by. Nicky Wright, Joe Kubert (Foreword). Classic Convertibles.

Читать бесплатно книгу The classic era of American comics (Wright . и другие произведения в разделе Каталог. Доступны электронные, печатные и аудиокниги, музыкальные произведения, фильмы

Читать бесплатно книгу The classic era of American comics (Wright . Доступны электронные, печатные и аудиокниги, музыкальные произведения, фильмы. На сайте вы можете найти издание, заказать доставку или забронировать. Возможна доставка в удобную библиотеку.

The world had never seen the like of the American comic book. The best of the comics attracted superb artists who could create characters and tell stories as memorable as those in any movie or popular novel. There were superheroes with. There were superheroes with bulging biceps and superheroines with buxom bosoms, funny men and funny animals, war comics, comics that retold the classics and comics that revelled in crime, horror, the supernatural and sex - eventually attracting the censorious eye of the social reformers.

Nicky Wright collected comics all his life and wrote for American Comic magazines. He was principally known as an award-winning writer and photographer of books on American cars

Nicky Wright collected comics all his life and wrote for American Comic magazines. He lived for most of the last fifteen years of his life in Michigan, America but died in 2000 in England, where he was born. Joe Kubert started working in the comics business aged eleven and for the next sixty years produced stories for Hawkman, Tarzan and Batman and many other great comics.

In terms of both words and images, the American comic book had a tremendous impact on popular culture. In terms of both words and images the world had never seen the like of the American comicbook. They were bizarre, morbid, lurid, risque and bursting with subconcious desires of burgeoning youth culture. By the time 1954 arrived their were 500 different comics beingpublished by 35 different companies, selling over 60 million copies a month between them. This is the history of the era and the art it produced.

American Comics Group (ACG) was an American comic book publisher started in 1939 and existing under the ACG name form . Wright, Nicky (2000). The Classic Era of American Comics. p. 121. ISBN 978-0-8092-9966-9.

American Comics Group (ACG) was an American comic book publisher started in 1939 and existing under the ACG name form 1943 to 1967. It published the medium's first ongoing horror-comics title, Adventures into the Unknown. ACG's best-known character was the 1960s satirical-humor hero Herbie Popnecker, who starred for a time in Forbidden Worlds.

Автор: Wright, Nicky Название: Classic era of american comics Издательство: Carlton Books Классификация . The book is structured by period, beginning with the eighteenth century and finishing in the twenty-first.

The book is structured by period, beginning with the eighteenth century and finishing in the twenty-first.

The Classic Era of American Comics. Marking: the classic era.

A survey of the golden age of American comic books profiles the pioneering artists who created them and discusses the various genres of comics, including superheroes, westerns, crime, horror, and science fiction.

Opilar
Actually, I would like to give this 4.5 stars.
The Classic Era of American Comics begins where comic books almost ended. With Fredrick Wertham, "Seduction of the Innocent and the congressional hearings that followed the publication of that book.
When writer address the history of a specific character in Comics they briefly go over the history of comics. Mr. Wright and Mr. Kubert take their time and give a much fuller history of the events that created comic books. Also included are many colorful old pictures of comic strips, and later, comic books. Dividing the book into sections, they not only cover the very beginning of comics that we know, but comics that have been forgotten. Also included are sections of Animal comics, Jungle comics with "good girl Art" and many other forms that have come and gone. All with splendid pictures.
But the most important aspect of this book was context. Often glossed over, Mr. Wright emphasizes the role Fredrick Wertham had in ending an era of comics. In his book, "Seduction of the Innocent" published in 1955, Mr. Wertham contended that comic books were evil. He claimed Superman was a Nazi. He also claimed that Batman and Robin were gay and just reading about them caused children to become gay. Most important, he claimed that reading comics caused Juvenile Delinquency. A major target, of course, was the EC horror comics. In this very balanced book, Mr. Wright and Mr. Kubert show some of the artwork that should have been aimed for an adult audience. Soon, congressional hearings were held and congress forced the industry to censor itself. The censorship was so heavy it almost destroyed the industry. Rather than just going after ghouls and goblins, or giving a rating system that would put adult comics out of the reach of children, the new Comic Code went after ideas such as civil rights, anti war sentiments and the evils of drug use. It took 15 years before an anti drug theme could return to comics. It certainly ended an era.
I had two, small disappointments with the book. Often the author would refer to specific covers or events but not reprint them. Basil Wolverton's Mad covers and Mac Raboy's Captain Marvel Jr. covers are two examples. Also, much of the artwork did not give creative credit to the artists who drew them and sometimes the year was left out. These should be considered minor points.
If you do like this book my I suggest that you also read Jim Steranko's The History of Comics Volume I and II.
deadly claw
Nothing very special about it, kind-a bland... Book was used and in good condition as described... Worth what I paid for it
(.84 cents)!

Cheers
Silver Globol
This book is written by a comic book fan. It covers 1930-50s.
The best part of the book are the many larger reproductions of comic book covers and art.

I would have appreciated reading more scholarly information about an art form that encompasses world history, economics, and culture.

I'd recommend, instead, this other book, which has in-depth historical and biographical information, and is written with style and grace:
Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels: A History of Comic Art by Roger Sabin
Quttaro
Not much for history. The Classic Era of American Comics practically omits the earliest days of comics and starts at the end of the Golden Age and at the beginning of the Silver Age. The author does explain how comics began if only briefly. Pictures from the Golden Age are shown that nicely segue into the Silver Age but this is the book's flaw. After the intro on how comics started, we are treated to only a few pages of late 1930's and early to mid 1940's comic book art but then the rest of the book is about the wild and campy 1950's with a slight mention of the 1960's. Much of the text discusses Fredrick Wertham, the German PhD, who found the medium so disreputable that he had to make a name for himself and attempt to ruin the comic book. Because of this, congressional hearings were held and congress forced the industry to censor itself by instituting the ill-fated and ever hated COMICS CODE AUTHORITY. All in all, the pictures are nice. You get a very general history of comics and a huge helping of Silver Age nostalgia.

If you want a book that properly balances each era of comics and shows you a real history, check out:

Over 50 Years of American Comic Books

http://www.amazon.com/Over-Years-American-Comic-Books/dp/0792454502/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332746844&sr=1-2