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How to read superhero comics and why

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Published by Continuum in New York N.Y, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-198) and index.

    StatementGeoff Klock.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 204 p. ;
    Number of Pages204
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22062580M
    ISBN 100826414192, 0826414184
    LC Control Number20025803


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