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The Power of Comics: History, Form, and Culture
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Publication date February 12, 2015
Pages 437
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781472535702
ISBN-10 1472535707
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.54 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Summaries and Reviews
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Fully revised and updated for its second edition, The Power of Comics remains the most authoritative introduction to comic books and graphic novels – the history of the medium, its many forms and manifestations and their place in contemporary culture.

The new edition includes:

An expanded historical section bringing the story of comic books up to the present and covering the rise of the graphic novel and the advent of digital comics
A new chapter on the memoir genre and a thoroughly revised chapter on the superhero genre
A revised chapter – “Exploring Meanings in Comic Book Texts” – introduces students to the theoretical tools they need to read comics critically
Study objectives, discussion points, activities and annotated further reading guides in each chapter, helping students master the topics covered

Illustrated throughout, with an extensive glossary of key terms, The Power of Comics also includes further updated resources available online at www.powerofcomics.com, including additional essays, weblinks and sample syllabi.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780826429353 Book cover for 9781472535696
 
With Paul Levitz | 2 edition from Bloomsbury USA Academic (February 12, 2015)
9781472535696 | details & prices | 437 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $104.00
About: Fully revised and updated for its second edition, The Power of Comics remains the most authoritative introduction to comic books and graphic novels – the history of the medium, its many forms and manifestations and their place in contemporary culture.
from Continuum Intl Pub Group (April 1, 2009)
9780826429353 | details & prices | 346 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $90.00
About: The Power of Comics deals exclusively with comic books and graphic novels.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780826429360 Book cover for 9781472535702
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Paul Levitz | 2 edition from Bloomsbury USA Academic (February 12, 2015)
9781472535702 | details & prices | 437 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.54 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Fully revised and updated for its second edition, The Power of Comics remains the most authoritative introduction to comic books and graphic novels – the history of the medium, its many forms and manifestations and their place in contemporary culture.
from Bloomsbury USA Academic (April 1, 2009); titled "The Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture"
9780826429360 | details & prices | 346 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.14 lbs | List price $34.95
About: A comprehensive introduction to the comic arts From the introduction by Paul Levitz "If ever there was a medium characterized by its unexamined self-expression, it's comics.

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