The Captivating, Creative, Unusual History of Comic Books

by Jennifer M. Besel

Part of a Series: Unusual Histories.

Comics and graphic novels are huge, and fans of these formats, as well as browsers, will gravitate toward this brightly hued look at a hidden world. Covering from Thomas Nast to manga and graphic novels, the book overflows with panels from vintage and modern serials, and related trivia abounds, strewn about in bubbles next to the artwork. Readers can learn a lot about particular comics and characters here. They will also gain a sense of the historical arc of the publishing phenomenon that is comics, provided on a spread that details, in an annotated time line, various trends, or “ages,” of comics, such as the “Golden Age” when superheroes emerged, and the “Modern Age,” today, when characters are darker. Fascinating and informative at once.
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ISBN: 9781429647908

JLG Release: April 2011

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

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    Page Count


    Trim Size

    6" x 9"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5.8, Points: 1


    Level: IG840L

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