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By George Kovacs,C. W. Marshall

ISBN-10: 0199734186

ISBN-13: 9780199734184

ISBN-10: 0199734194

ISBN-13: 9780199734191

because not less than 1939, while daily-strip caveman Alley Oop time-traveled to the Trojan warfare, comics were drawing (on) fabric from Greek and Roman fantasy, literature and historical past. every now and then the relationship is cosmetic-as probably with ask yourself Woman's Amazonian heritage-and every now and then it truly is virtually irrelevant-as with Hercules' starfaring adventures within the 1982 surprise miniseries. yet all of those make implicit or particular claims concerning the position of classics in glossy literary culture.

Classics and Comics is the 1st e-book to discover the engagement of classics with the epitome of contemporary renowned literature, the comedian publication. This quantity collects 16 articles, all especially commissioned for this quantity, that examine how classical content material is deployed in comics and reconfigured for a latest viewers. It opens with a close ancient creation surveying the position of classical fabric in comics because the Nineteen Thirties. next chapters hide a wide variety of subject matters, together with the incorporation of recent theories of fable into the production and interpretation of comedian books, the appropriation of characters from classical literature and fable, 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 jap manga. the amount additionally contains an unique 12-page "comics-essay," drawn and written by way of Eisner Award-winning Eric Shanower, writer of the picture novel sequence Age of Bronze.

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