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Demanding Respect: The Evolution of the American Comic Book
by Paul Lopes
Using theoretical framework to examine the construction of comic book culture, Lopes explains how and why comic books have captured the public's imagination and gained a fanatic cult following.
Paperback, 260 pages
Published May 28th 2009 by Temple University Press
(first published January 1st 2009)
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I wouldn't call myself a comic book fan. I've read a few here and there, but never anything seriously and I have never purchased a comic book. I happened upon this book and thought it would be interesting though. The overall book was pretty interesting, but there were times where I was a bit bored. The book covers from the beginning of comic books through to major motion pictures of today. In a nutshell, the comic book rage has been a roller coaster ride having really high times and times when i ...more