The Comics Scare Returns
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220 Pages

10 x 7 cm

29 colour. Illustrations

Series: Comics Studies Monograph Series

Imprint: RIT Press

The Comics Scare Returns

The Contemporary Resurgence of Horror Comics

by Terrence R. Wandtke

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An examination of the popular horror comics of the 1950s and their re-emergence thirty years later.
The popular horror comics of the 1950s not only frightened their readers, they also alarmed Cold War politicians who enacted the prohibitive Comics Code, sacrificing horror on the altar of good taste. Wandtke examines and explainsthe story of the resurgence of horror comics and introduces readers to the new shape of horror comics within the American culture in the 1980s.

Terrence Wandtke is a professor at Judson University and the author of The Dark Night Returns (RIT, 2015).
"A useful work for those interested in horror comics, especially in conjunction with his [Wandtke] 2015 volume on crime comics, and certainly if the reader is coming to the topic afresh. The book is also particularly useful for its focus on more contemporary iterations of horror comics." STUDIES IN COMICS

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9781939125514

January 2019

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Title Details

220 Pages

1 x 0.7 cm

29 colour. Illustrations

Series: Comics Studies Monograph Series

Imprint: RIT Press