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Title Comic books and the Cold War, 1946-1962 : essays on graphic treatment of communism, the code and social concerns / edited by Chris York and Rafiel York.

Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  741.530973 COMI    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Frederic Wertham, containment, and comic books / Chris York and Rafiel York -- Lights, camera, action 101 : a brief lesson on how to see an atomic bomb / Nathan Atkinson -- Decrypting espionage comic books in 1950s America / Peter Lee -- "He was a living breathing human being" : Harvey Kurtzman's war comics and the "yellow peril" in 1950s containment culture / Christopher B. Field -- "I can pass right through solid matter!" : how The Flash upheld American values while breaking the speed limit / Frederick A. Wright -- Jack Kirby's challengers of the unknown : establishing order in an age of anxiety / Phillip Payne and Paul J. Spaeth -- Red menace on the moon : containment in space as depicted in comics of the 1950s / John Donovan -- Girls who sinned in secret and paid in public : romance comics, 1949-1954 / Jeanne Gardner -- Rebellion in Riverdale / Rafiel York -- The Amazon mystique : subverting Cold War domesticity in Wonder Woman comics, 1948-1965 / Ruth McClelland-Nugent -- The girls in white : nurse images in early Cold War era romance and war comics / Christopher J. Hayton and Sheila Hayton -- Horror camp : homoerotic subtext in EC Comics / Diana Green -- "Dedicated to the youth of America" : deviant narration in crime does not pay / Chris York -- Mad's guest writers / Lawrence Rodman -- Beyond the frontier : Turok, Son of Stone and the Native American in Cold War America / Chris York -- East Europeans in the Cold War comic This godless communism / Alexander Maxwell -- The fantastic four : a mirror of Cold War America / Rafiel York.
Summary "Close analysis of individual titles--from atomic anxieties and the nuclear family to communist hysteria and social inequalities--manifests itself in the comic books of the era. By illuminating the complexities of mid-century graphic novels, this study demonstrates that postwar popular culture was far from monolithic in its representation of American values and beliefs"--Provided by publisher.
Other author York, Rafiel.
York, Chris, 1969-
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- Political aspects -- United States.
Cold War -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Cold War in popular culture.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Social aspects -- United States.
Standard Number 40020606716
ISBN 9780786449811 (paperback)
0786449810 (paperback)