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Fantagraphics is proud to publish Jules Feiffer's long out-of-print and seminal essay of comics criticism, The Great Comic Book Heroes, in a compact and affordable size. In 1965, Feiffer wrote what is arguably the first critical history of the comic book superheroes of the late 1930s and early 1940s, including Plastic Man, Batman, Superman, The Spirit and others. In the book, Feiffer writes about the unique the place of comics in the space between high and low art and the power which this space offers both the creator and reader.

The Great Comic Book Heroes is widely acknowledged to be the first book to analyze the juvenile medium of superhero comics in a critical manner, but without denying the iconic hold such works have over readers of all ages. Out of print for over 30 years, Feiffer's book discusses the role that the patriotic superhero played during World War II in shaping the public spirit of civilians and soldiers, as well as the escapist power these stories held over the zeitgeist of America. With wit and insight Feiffer discusses what the great comic book heroes meant to him as a child and later as an artist.

Synopsis:

Jules Feiffer's historic essay, available again in a compact and affordable size.

About the Author

Jules Feiffer lives in New York City with his wife, Jenny. Along with being a famed cartoonist, Feiffer is also the author of numerous novels, children's books, plays and screenplays, including Carnal Knowledge; Harry, The Rat with Women and Little Murders, which was made into a celebrated movie.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560975014
Author:
Feiffer, Jules
Publisher:
Fantagraphics
Location:
Seattle, Wash.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Heroes
Subject:
Comic strip characters
Subject:
Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Fantagraphics Books ed.
Series Volume:
939.
Publication Date:
20030317
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 6.1 x 0.3 in 0.35 lb

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