Men of Tomorrow : Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book. (eBook, 2005) [Portland Community College Library]
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Men of Tomorrow : Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book.

Author: Gerard Jones
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, New York : Perseus Books Group [distributor] Oct. 2005 ;
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gerard Jones, a longtime insider to the comic book business, draws on years of research and interview to reveal how the collision of Yiddish and American culture shaped the modern vision of the hero. He recounts the frightened counterattack against comics that nearly destroyed the industry in the 1950s and traces the underground resurgence that inspired a new generation to transmute those long-ago fantasies into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jones, Gerard.
Men of Tomorrow.
New York : Basic Books, Oct. 2005 ; New York : Perseus Books Group [distributor]
(DLC) 2004009031
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard Jones
ISBN: 9780465036578 0465036570
OCLC Number: 880597557
Target Audience: Trade
Description: 1 online resource (416 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Secret identity --
The street --
The other world --
The long party --
The perfect man --
New fun --
Action --
American boys --
High times --
The whirlwind --
Wars --
True crime --
Collision course --
Silent partners --
New owners --
Continuity.

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Animated by the stories of some of the last century's most charismatic and conniving artists, writers and businessmen, Men of Tomorrow brilliantly demonstrates how the creators of the superheroes  Read more...
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"The fascinating and heartbreaking true story of the goniffs, shmendricks and shlemiels who gave birth to the superhero comics - written with all the verve and velocity of a golden age comic book." Read more...

 
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