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By George Kovacs,C. W. Marshall

in view that a minimum of 1939, while daily-strip caveman Alley Oop time-traveled to the Trojan struggle, comics were drawing (on) fabric from Greek and Roman fable, literature and historical past. every now and then the relationship is cosmetic-as maybe with ask yourself Woman's Amazonian heritage-and now and then it truly is virtually irrelevant-as with Hercules' starfaring adventures within the 1982 wonder miniseries. yet all of those make implicit or specific claims in regards to 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 well known literature, the comedian e-book. 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 contemporary viewers. It opens with a close ancient advent surveying the function of classical fabric in comics because the Nineteen Thirties. next chapters hide a large diversity of themes, together with the incorporation of contemporary theories of delusion 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 glossy literary medium. one of the recognized 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 comprises an unique 12-page "comics-essay," drawn and written via Eisner Award-winning Eric Shanower, author of the picture novel sequence Age of Bronze.

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