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Crime comic books in the 1950s caused controversy leading to their suppression and near extinction. Twenty-five years later, the dark hero, femme fatale, and bleak outlook of crime story comic books are even more striking and subversive. Terrence Wandtke traces the history of crime comics from their beginnings to the current resurgence and analyzes the cultural forces that give rise to influential works like Frank Miller’s Sin City, Brian Azzarello’s 100 Bullets, and Ed Brubaker’s Criminal.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Other Works in the Series, Dedication, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Crime Comics and Other Black Masks
  2. pp. xv-xxiv
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  1. 1. Classic Crime Comics and the Big Sleep
  2. pp. 1-29
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  1. 2. The Dark Mirror Reappears in the Future: Dean Motter and Howard Chaykin
  2. pp. 30-63
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  1. 3. The Dark Night Returns to the Mainstream: Frank Miller
  2. pp. 64-99
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  1. 4. After Dark (Another Generation of Comic Noir): Brian Michael Bendis, Brian Azzarello, and Ed Brubaker
  2. pp. 100-143
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  1. Conclusion: Crime Comics and America’s Memento Mori
  2. pp. 144-151
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 152-164
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 165-181
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  1. Colophon
  2. p. 182
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781933360874
Print ISBN
9781933360867
MARC Record
OCLC
907436853
Pages
206
Launched on MUSE
2015-04-15
Language
English
Open Access
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