Comic Books and American Cultural History : An Anthology by Matthew Pustz

By Matthew Pustz

Comedian Books and American Cultural heritage is an anthology that examines the ways that comedian books can be utilized to appreciate the background of the USA. during the last two decades, there was a proliferation of book-length works targeting the heritage of comedian books, yet few have investigated how comics can be utilized as assets for doing American cultural historical past. those unique essays illustrate methods in Read more...

summary: comedian Books and American Cultural background is an anthology that examines the ways that comedian books can be utilized to appreciate the historical past of the USA. during the last 20 years, there was a proliferation of book-length works concentrating on the background of comedian books, yet few have investigated how comics can be utilized as assets for doing American cultural historical past. those unique essays illustrate ways that comedian books can be utilized as assets for students and academics. half 1 of the ebook examines comics and photograph novels that reveal the options of cultural historical past; th

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4 (2006): 48–51; Mark Crilley, “Getting Students to Write Using Comics,” Teacher Librarian 37, no. 1 (2009): 28–31; Lila Christensen, “Graphic Global Conflict: Graphic Novels in the High School Studies Social Studies Classroom,” Social Studies 97, no. 6 (2006): 227–230; Virginia Gerde and R. Spencer Foster, “X-Men Ethics: Using Comic Books to Teach Business Ethics,” Journal of Business Ethics 77, no. 3 (2008): 245–258; Michael Gorman, Getting Graphic! Using Graphic Novels to Promote Literacy with Preteens and Teens (Santa Barbara: Linworth, 2003); Kelley Hall and Betsy Lucal, “Tapping Into Parallel Universes: Using Superhero Comic Books in Sociology Courses,” Teaching Sociology 27, no.

Gay Masculinity and Green Lantern,” The Journal of American Culture 28, no. 4 (2005): 390–404; Cord Scott, “Written in Red, White, and Blue: A Comparison of Comic Book Propaganda from World War II and September 11,” The Journal of Popular Culture 40, no. 2 (2007): 325–343; Nathan G. Tipton, “Gender Trouble: Frank Miller’s Revision of Robin in the Batman: Dark Knight Series,” The Journal of Popular Culture 41, no. 2 (2008): 321–336; Bradford Wright, Comic Book Nation: The Transformation of Youth Culture in America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001).

Later, in another example, the text of the original journal is reproduced faithfully, but O’Connor’s images inflect Van den Bogaert’s “May the Lord bless our journey” with a very different tone. While Van den Bogaert’s narration doesn’t necessarily imply exasperation with his travel companions, that is certainly one possible interpretation of his words. In fact, it’s an interpretation that seems completely appropriate given O’Connor’s images, but one that students probably wouldn’t have considered if they were only reading the text without the images to suggest this possibility.

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