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“Overall, Black Comics is an extremely well rounded and impressive work of scholarship. Though this book spans a wide breadth of critical perspectives on various Black comic creators, its critical inquiry is focused and sustained. ... Black Comics is as an ambitious, essential text for any comics scholar and should be regarded as a canonical example of American comics scholarship.” ―Francesca Lyn, ImageTexT

About the Author

Sheena C. Howard is Assistant Professor at Rider University, USA.

Ronald L. Jackson II is Dean of McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati, USA. His many previous publications include The Negotiation of Identity and Scripting the Black Masculine Body.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (March 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441135286
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441135285
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #552,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jacqueline A. Howard on February 24, 2013
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Black Comics is so well written and provides a wealth of information which so eloquently gives the reader an in depth perspective of the genesis of black comic writers and how underrepresented they are. It opens the door to inspire one to do further research to understand the plight of black comic writers and how they have evolved over time. It also brings to light various issues that comic writers have tried to deal with in their comic strips. Over the years I have never read comics thinking of social issues but now I am inspired to reread some older comic strips to try to really understand the social issues and not just look at black comics for their comedic value. The book also covers so many varying perspectives, that you will never just read a black comic book again, without thinking about, what is this writer trying to say or what is the social issue that this comic strip is dealing with or what is the writer trying to get a cross to the audience. This book has me looking at comics more seriously and for that, I am very grateful and inspired.

Dr Sheena Howard has me excited about future books to come!
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This is an excellent collection of new essays on a much neglected topic of popular culture. It would be a great resource for public libraries, as well as research scholars. I highly recommend it.
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This is a book from an academic's point of view. No off the street or assumption type of critique. The author knows her stuff with a sharp eye view of the topic. Wonderful read, but at the same time one book can't lend the only side to the story.
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I got it a little late. But that was because I didn't know that the author would be at the Baltimore Comic Con to sign it.
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