Black Comics

Black Comics

Politics of Race and Representation

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Bloomsbury Pub Plc
Bringing together contributors from a wide-range of critical perspectives, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation is an analytic history of the diverse contributions of Black artists to the medium of comics. Covering comic books, superhero comics, graphic novels and cartoon strips from the early 20th century to the present, the book explores the ways in which Black comic artists have grappled with such themes as the Black experience, gender identity, politics and social media.

Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation introduces students to such key texts as:
* The work of Jackie Ormes
* Black women superheroes from Vixen to Black Panther
* Aaron McGruder's strip The Boondocks

McMillan Palgrave


Winner of the 2014 Will Eisner Award for Best Scholarly/Academic Work.

Bringing together contributors from a wide-range of critical perspectives, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation is an analytic history of the diverse contributions of Black artists to the medium of comics. Covering comic books, superhero comics, graphic novels and cartoon strips from the early 20th century to the present, the book explores the ways in which Black comic artists have grappled with such themes as the Black experience, gender identity, politics and social media.

Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation introduces students to such key texts as:
The work of Jackie Ormes
Black women superheroes from Vixen to Black Panther
Aaron McGruder's strip The Boondocks



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Editors Howard (Rider University) and Jackson (University of Cincinnati) collect scholarly essays on the history of black comics, from comic books to superhero comics, graphic novels, and cartoon strips. In addition to examining the work of pioneering African American comic artists such as Jackie Ormes and Aaron McGruder, the book explores contemporary representations of black females in newspaper comic strips, black comics and social media economics, the graphic manga of Felipe Smith, and Condoleezza Rice in political cartoons. The book contains b&w comics and illustrations throughout. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury Academic,, 2013
ISBN: 9781441138491
1441138498
9781441168474
1441168478
1441172769
9781441172761
1441135286
9781441135285
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 267 pages) : illustrations

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