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Title Page, Copyright Page

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Part I: An Overview of Latino Comics

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pp. 1-78

This book began the moment I decided as a kid to read and reread one comic book and not another. It began when I decided to cross-dress as a Mexican luchador (wrestler) and as some sort of Superman-Batman mix. It began the moment that comic book storyworlds allowed me to imagine myself battling foes, indulging in superhuman feats, surmounting gigantesque...

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Part II: Brains A-Sizzle on Latino Comics

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pp. 91-120

The recovery of a Latino comic book and comic strip tradition that flows within and against mainstream currents is more than informative. The more we know of its details, the greater pleasure we reap as reader-viewers. When such a genealogy is identified, it becomes more visibly a part of the social memory we categorize as comics: comic books and comic strips. The more...

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Part III: Conversations with the Creators

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pp. 121-303

David Alvarez was born in 1972 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, then grew up in the town of Manatí. It was here that he began to develop his passion for drawing at age five. His early training: to spend hours drawing the expressions and faces of Disney cartoon characters. He continued to develop his craft in high school and college; he studied graphic arts at Manatí’s Vocational and...

Notes

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pp. 293-300

Bibliography

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pp. 301-331