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Golden Age Western Comics

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The Wild West has been romanticized in American culture ever since the dime novels capturing the exploits of Jesse James were produced in the years directly following the Civil War, and the Western genre continues to enthrall audiences to this day. The stories of frontiersmen, outlaws, cowboys, Indians, prospectors, and marksmen surviving the harshest of environments ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by powerHouse Books (first published February 21st 2012)
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David Maine
Mar 28, 2012 David Maine rated it it was ok
Meh. I don't mean to be negative, but... meh. There's not much here except some kitsch-factor eye-rolling. Unlike, say, horror comics from this same ers (1940s and 50s), there are few-to-no moments of genuine surprise or shock or "Man, I can't believe they got away with that back then!" Just fairly pedestrian cowboys & Indians with the expected sexism and racism. Yawn.
Frank
Oct 03, 2016 Frank rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
The most interesting thing about the book is the two short introductory essays, which point out, among other things, that these knocked super-hero comics to the brink of extinction after WWII.

These are all selected from the Charlton line of comics, which, as even when I was a kid I knew, produced the lowest quality comics on the market. So....I didn't expect much, and I wasn't let down. Somewhat interesting is the portrayal of Native Americans. It was largely positive, but since these stories w
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Matt Kelland
Jul 04, 2016 Matt Kelland rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, westerns
Old-style comics were so different to modern ones: short, shallow, simplistic, and formulaic. I have to admit, most of them weren't actually very good in terms of plot, characters, writing or art, but I had a great afternoon reading them and feeling like I was twelve again.
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