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The Resource Classics and Comics, edited by George Kovacs and C. W. Marshall, (electronic book)

Classics and Comics, edited by George Kovacs and C. W. Marshall, (electronic book)

Label
Classics and Comics
Title
Classics and Comics
Statement of responsibility
edited by George Kovacs and C. W. Marshall
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since at least 1939, when daily-strip caveman Alley Oop time-traveled to the Trojan War, comics have been drawing (on) material from Greek and Roman myth, literature and history. At times the connection is cosmetic-as perhaps with Wonder Woman''s Amazonian heritage-and at times it is almost irrelevant-as with Hercules'' starfaring adventures in the 1982 Marvel miniseries. But all of these make implicit or explicit claims about the place of classics in modern literary culture. Classics and Comics is the first book to explore the engagement of classics with the epitome of modern popular literature, the comic book. The volume collects sixteen articles, all specially commissioned for this volume, that look at how classical content is deployed in comics and reconfigured for a modern audience. It opens with a detailed historical introduction surveying the role of classical material in comics since the 1930s. Subsequent chapters cover a broad range of topics, including the incorporation of modern theories of myth into the creation and interpretation of comic books, the appropriation of characters from classical literature and myth, and the reconfiguration of motif into a modern literary medium. Among the well-known comics considered in the collection are Frank Miller''s 300 and Sin City, DC Comics'' Wonder Woman, Jack Kirby''s The Eternals, Neil Gaiman''s Sandman, and examples of Japanese manga. The volume also includes an original 12-page "comics-essay," drawn and written by Eisner Award-winning Eric Shanower, creator of the graphic novel series Age of Bronze
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Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
Dewey number
741.5/3142
LC call number
PN6725.C57 2009
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1968-
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  • Kovacs, George.
  • Marshall, C. W.
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  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Classical literature
Label
Classics and Comics, edited by George Kovacs and C. W. Marshall, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Contents; Introduction; 1. Comics and Classics: Establishing a Critical Frame; PART ONE: Seeing the Past through Sequential Art; PART TWO: Gods and Superheroes; PART THREE: Drawing (on) History; PART FOUR: The Desires of Troy; A Reading List of Classics in Comics; Contributors; Bibliography; Index
Control code
purchEBL648034
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (280 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9780199792368
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Classics and Comics, edited by George Kovacs and C. W. Marshall, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Contents; Introduction; 1. Comics and Classics: Establishing a Critical Frame; PART ONE: Seeing the Past through Sequential Art; PART TWO: Gods and Superheroes; PART THREE: Drawing (on) History; PART FOUR: The Desires of Troy; A Reading List of Classics in Comics; Contributors; Bibliography; Index
Control code
purchEBL648034
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (280 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9780199792368
Specific material designation
remote

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