Classics and Comics (Classical Presences) by George Kovacs,C. W. Marshall PDF

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By George Kovacs,C. W. Marshall

ISBN-10: 0199734186

ISBN-13: 9780199734184

ISBN-10: 0199734194

ISBN-13: 9780199734191

due to the fact that at the very least 1939, while daily-strip caveman Alley Oop time-traveled to the Trojan battle, comics were drawing (on) fabric from Greek and Roman fantasy, literature and background. every now and then the relationship is cosmetic-as might be with ask yourself Woman's Amazonian heritage-and from time to time it truly is nearly irrelevant-as with Hercules' starfaring adventures within the 1982 surprise miniseries. yet all of those make implicit or specific claims concerning the position of classics in smooth literary culture.

Classics and Comics is the 1st e-book to discover the engagement of classics with the epitome of recent well known literature, the comedian ebook. This quantity collects 16 articles, all particularly commissioned for this quantity, that examine how classical content material is deployed in comics and reconfigured for a contemporary viewers. It opens with an in depth ancient creation surveying the function of classical fabric in comics because the Nineteen Thirties. next chapters hide a extensive diversity of issues, together with the incorporation of recent theories of fantasy into the production and interpretation of comedian books, the appropriation of characters from classical literature and delusion, and the reconfiguration of motif right into a smooth literary medium. one of the famous comics thought of within the assortment are Frank Miller's 300 and Sin City, DC Comics' Wonder Woman, Jack Kirby's The Eternals, Neil Gaiman's Sandman, and examples of eastern manga. the quantity additionally contains an unique 12-page "comics-essay," drawn and written through Eisner Award-winning Eric Shanower, writer of the picture novel sequence Age of Bronze.

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