Contents

Nemo

Preface

Introduction

UNIT I HISTORY

1 The History of Comic Books, Part I: Developing a Medium

2 The History of Comic Books, Part II: The Maturation of a Medium

3 The History of Comic Books, Part III: The Diversification of a Medium

UNIT II FORM

4 Creating the Story

5 Experiencing the Story

6 Comic Book Genres: Classifying Comics

7 Comic Book Genres: The Superhero

8 Comic Book Genres: The Memoir

UNIT III CULTURE

9 The Business of Comic Books

10 The Comic Book Readers

11 Exploring Meanings in Comic Book Texts

12 Comics Culture around the World

Glossary

Bibliography

Index