Funny Girls

Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics Michelle Ann Abate. in-
oz. Frost ... Halliwell, Martin. American Culture in the 1950s. Edinburgh University
Press, 2007. Harvey Comics. “Little Audrey.” Harvey Comics ... M. D. Eder, v–xxxii
. 1914. ... 5, The Harvey Girls: Little Audrey, Little Dot, and Little Lotta, ed.

Funny Girls

For several generations, comics were regarded as a boy's club--created by, for, and about men and boys. In the twenty-first century, however, comics have seen a rise of female creators, characters, and readers. Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, the medium was enjoyed equally by both sexes, and girls were the protagonists of some of the earliest, most successful, and most influential comics. In Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics, Michelle Ann Abate examines the important but long-overlooked cadre of young female protagonists in US comics during the first half of the twentieth century. She treats characters ranging from Little Orphan Annie and Nancy to Little Lulu, Little Audrey of the Harvey Girls, and Li'l Tomboy--a group that collectively forms a tradition of funny girls in American comics. Abate demonstrates the massive popularity these funny girls enjoyed, revealing their unexplored narrative richness, aesthetic complexity, and critical possibility. Much of the humor in these comics arose from questioning gender roles, challenging social manners, and defying the status quo. Further, they embodied powerful points of collection about both the construction and intersection of race, class, gender, and age, as well as popular perceptions about children, representations of girlhood, and changing attitudes regarding youth. Finally, but just as importantly, these strips shed light on another major phenomenon within comics: branding, licensing, and merchandising. Collectively, these comics did far more than provide amusement--they were serious agents for cultural commentary and sociopolitical change.

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Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

An updated, easy-access guide lists every comic book ever printed, from the 1800s to the present, and is complemented by detailed market reports by experts in the field, exclusive feature articles, a directory of Web sites, extensive indexes, collector's tips, a section on graphic novels, and nearly two thousand photographs. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Comics Values Annual 2007

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. ... 5 , 000 . 00 3 - D NOODNICK 2 B : Rio Kid , Woman in Red Pinocchio . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . 2 , 500 . 00 Comic Media , 1953 3 B : Lone ... 00 ( Harvey 3 - D Hits ) 10 V :
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Comics Values Annual 2007

Includes categorical listings of collectible comic books, arranged by type of comic, with issue titles, current prices, dates, and cross-references

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The Last Knight

A comic-book format adaptation of Don Quixote. Quixote's selflessness and gallantry make the Man of La Mancha a legend as told by his faithful friend and servant Sancho Panza.

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Masters of Imagination

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Dec ) Master Comics 82 ( Aug ) Treasure Comics 11 ( Summer ) 1983 Destroyer
Duck 2 – 5 ( Jan - Dec ) Captain Victory 9 – 12 Special 12 ( Jan - Oct ) Silver Star
1 - 5 ( Feb - Nov ) Supervillain Classics 1 ( May ) Battle for a Three - Dimensional
World ( May ) 1973 Demon 5 – 15 ( Jan - Dec ) ... 1952 Girl Comics 12 ( Jan )
Lovers 37 , 38 ( Jan , Mar ) HARVEY KURTZMAN Chronology of Major Comic
Book Work ...

Masters of Imagination

Offers profiles of thirteen top comic book artists, including Will Eisner, Joe Shuster, Jack Kirby, Carl Barks, Walt Kelly, Wallace Wood, and Steve Ditko

Classics Illustrated

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Nikolai 89 , 162 , 225 The Gold Bug ( Blum ... 230 Goldilocks and the Three
Bears ( CI Jr . ) 169 , 173 , 229 Goldklang , Louis L . 217 Good Girl art 37 , 40 , 41
, 44 , 45 ... 222 , 223 Hall , J . V . 1 Hall , Prince 225 Halleck , Henry 179 Hamill ,
Pete 4 , 205 , 249 Hamlet ( Acclaim ) 243 Hamlet ... Harry 121 Harrison , Lou 244
Hart , Ernest H . 180 , 236 Harte , Bret 55 , 57 , 219 Harvey Comics 84 Harvey ,
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Classics Illustrated

From 1941 to 1971, the well-loved yet controversial Classics Illustrated series brought abridged, comics-style versions of literary masterpieces such as Homer's Odyssey, Shakespeare's Hamlet, Goethe's Faust, and Hugo's Les Miserables to millions of children and adults worldwide. Founded by Russian Jewish immigrant Albert Kanter at the dawn of the Golden Age of comics, the series used the comic-book form to introduce young readers to the works of Melville, Dickens, Stevenson, Twain and other authors. This work tells the story of Kanter's enterprise and examines the cultural significance of the most successful publication of its kind in the context of the times in which it was published. Attention is given 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. The careers and contributions of each of the artists are covered, and the text is supplemented by quotations from exclusive interviews and correspondence with such illustrators as George Evans, Gray Morrow, Lou Cameron, Norman Nodel and Rudolph Palais. Detailed appendices provide artist attributions and the contents of each issue in every Classics Illustrated-related series. More than 200 illustrations offer a generous sample of what drew millions of readers to the World's Finest Juvenile Publication.

The Comic Book

The One Essential Guide for Comic Book Fans Everywhere Paul Sassienie ...
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The Publishers Weekly

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