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History, Form & Culture

The Power of Comics: History, Form & Culture is an introductory textbook for comics art studies courses. It provides students with a coherent and comprehensive explanation of comic books and graphic novels, including coverage of their history, their communication techniques, research into their meanings and effects, and the industry practices and the fan culture.


Eisner-nominated co-authors Randy Duncan and Matthew J. Smith draw on their own years of experience teaching comics studies courses and the scholarly literature across disciplines to create a text with the following features:

·        Discussion questions for each chapter

·        Activities to engage students

·        Recommended readings

·        Over 150 illustrations

·         Bibliography

·        Glossary


        

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