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The Horror Comics: Fiends, Freaks and Fantastic Creatures, 1940s-1980s

The Horror Comics: Fiends, Freaks and Fantastic Creatures, 1940s-1980s (Paperback)

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This historical and critical survey looks at horror comics from the Golden Age of the 40s, through the Silver Age of the 60s, up until the early 80s - the end of the Bronze Age. Included are the earliest series, like American Comics Group's Adventures into the Unknown and Prize Comics' Frankenstein, and the controversial graphic and gory comics of the 40s, such as EC's infamous and influential Tales from the Crypt. The resurgence of monster-horror titles during the 60s is explored, along with the return of horror anthologies like Dell Comics' Ghost Stories and Charlton's Ghostly Tales from the Haunted House.The explosion of Horror titles following the relaxation of the comics code in the 70s is fully documented with chapters on Marvel's prodigious output - The Tomb of Dracula, Werewolf by Night and others - DC's anthologies - Witching Hour, Ghosts - and titles such as Swamp Thing, as well as the notable contributions of firms like Gold Key and Atlas. This book examines how horror comics exploited everyday terrors, and often reflected societal attitudes toward women and people who are different.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismGraphic novels: history & criticismEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 - Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 13/06/2014 ISBN-13: 9780786470273  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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William Schoell is the author of many books about the performing arts and pop culture. He lives in New York.

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