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Author Szasz, Ferenc Morton, 1940-2010.
Title Atomic comics : cartoonists confront the nuclear world / Ferenc Morton Szasz.
Published Reno : University of Nevada Press, c2012.
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Description xvii, 179 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Before Hiroshima -- The initial reaction: 1945-early 1960s -- Atomic comics change direction: the mid-1950s to the present day.
Summary The advent of the Atomic Age challenged purveyors of popular culture to explain to the general public the complex scientific and social issues of atomic power. Atomic Comics examines how comic books, comic strips, and other cartoon media represented the Atomic Age from the early 1920s to the present. Through the exploits of superhero figures such as Atomic Man and Spiderman, as well as an array of nuclear adversaries and atomic-themed adventures, the public acquired a new scientific vocabulary and discovered the major controversies surrounding nuclear science. Ferenc Morton Szasz's thoughtful analysis of the themes, content, and imagery of scores of comics that appeared largely in the United States and Japan offers a fascinating perspective on the way popular culture shaped American comprehension of the fissioned atom for more than three generations.
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
Atomic bomb in literature.
ISBN 0874178746 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780874178746 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780874178791 (ebook)
0874178797 (ebook)
OCLC number 759395888