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The Resource Atomic comics : cartoonists confront the nuclear world, Ferenc Morton Szasz

Atomic comics : cartoonists confront the nuclear world, Ferenc Morton Szasz

Label
Atomic comics : cartoonists confront the nuclear world
Title
Atomic comics
Title remainder
cartoonists confront the nuclear world
Statement of responsibility
Ferenc Morton Szasz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The advent of the Atomic Age challenged purveyors of popular culture to explain to the general public the complex scientific and social issues of atomic power. Atomic Comics examines how comic books, comic strips, and other cartoon media represented the Atomic Age from the early 1920s to the present. Through the exploits of superhero figures such as Atomic Man and Spiderman, as well as an array of nuclear adversaries and atomic-themed adventures, the public acquired a new scientific vocabulary and discovered the major controversies surrounding nuclear science. Ferenc Morton Szasz's thoughtful analysis of the themes, content, and imagery of scores of comics that appeared largely in the United States and Japan offers a fascinating perspective on the way popular culture shaped American comprehension of the fissioned atom for more than three generations
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Szasz, Ferenc Morton
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6714
LC item number
.S97 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Atomic bomb in literature
  • Cartoonists
Label
Atomic comics : cartoonists confront the nuclear world, Ferenc Morton Szasz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-165) and index
Contents
Before Hiroshima : Comic strips confront the subatomic world: the turn of the century to the early 1930s ; The comics and the fissioned atom: the mid-1930s to August 6, 1945 -- The initial reaction: 1945-early 1960s : Coming to grips with the atom: early atomic superheroes ; Atomic comic utopias, espionage, and the Cold War -- Atomic comics change direction: the mid-1950s to the present day : American underground comix, political and international cartoonists, and the rise of Japanese manga ; The never-ending appeal of atomic adventure tales
Control code
759395888
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 179 p.
Isbn
9780874178791
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2011043536
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)759395888
Label
Atomic comics : cartoonists confront the nuclear world, Ferenc Morton Szasz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-165) and index
Contents
Before Hiroshima : Comic strips confront the subatomic world: the turn of the century to the early 1930s ; The comics and the fissioned atom: the mid-1930s to August 6, 1945 -- The initial reaction: 1945-early 1960s : Coming to grips with the atom: early atomic superheroes ; Atomic comic utopias, espionage, and the Cold War -- Atomic comics change direction: the mid-1950s to the present day : American underground comix, political and international cartoonists, and the rise of Japanese manga ; The never-ending appeal of atomic adventure tales
Control code
759395888
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 179 p.
Isbn
9780874178791
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2011043536
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)759395888

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