Dark Knights

Dark Knights : New Comics in Context

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The first collection of serious essays on the burgeoning cult of adult comic books or graphic novels. "Batman - the Dark Knight", "Swamp Creature", "Watchman", "Judge Dredd", "Superman" and "X-men" all have devoted readers and huge followings. What accounts for the appeal of a genre whose audience was previously confined to children? Are we now a "post-literate" generation? What is the cultural context in which comics have become serious reading for men and women on both sides of the Atlantic? "Dark Knights" acts as a critical introduction to the artwork, creators and themes of the New Comics in an approach which is both explanatory and yet analytic. It includes interviews with editors of some of the most eminent of the comics including Tom de Flaco of "Marvel" and Dick Giordano of "D.C."show more

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  • Hardback | 154 pages
  • 146.05 x 220 x 19.05mm | 236g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20ill.
  • 0745306624
  • 9780745306629

About Greg McCue

Clive Bloom is currently Lecturer in Enlgish at Middlesex University, His books include Dark Knights: The New Comics in Context (Pluto Press) and Twentieth-Century Suspense: The Genre Comes of Age.show more

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