Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

... John W., 63 Capra, Frank, 152 Captain America (character), 16, 54,124, 170n27 Captain Marvel (Fawcett character): ... 130, 147, 157nn12–13, 160nn10–11, 162n26, 167n25, 170n1; decline of, 30, 62, 69,74; as focus of nostalgia, 11–12, ...

Author: Brian Cremins

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496808790

Category: Literary Criticism

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Billy Batson discovers a secret in a forgotten subway tunnel. There the young man meets a wizard who offers a precious gift: a magic word that will transform the newsboy into a hero. When Billy says, "Shazam!," he becomes Captain Marvel, the World's Mightiest Mortal, one of the most popular comic book characters of the 1940s. This book tells the story of that hero and the writers and artists who created his magical adventures. The saga of Captain Marvel is also that of artist C. C. Beck and writer Otto Binder, one of the most innovative and prolific creative teams working during the Golden Age of comics in the United States. While Beck was the technician and meticulous craftsman, Binder contributed the still, human voice at the heart of Billy's adventures. Later in his career, Beck, like his friend and colleague Will Eisner, developed a theory of comic art expressed in numerous articles, essays, and interviews. A decade after Fawcett Publications settled a copyright infringement lawsuit with Superman's publisher, Beck and Binder became legendary, celebrated figures in comic book fandom of the 1960s. What Beck, Binder, and their readers share in common is a fascination with nostalgia, which has shaped the history of comics and comics scholarship in the United States. Billy Batson's America, with its cartoon villains and talking tigers, remains a living archive of childhood memories, so precious but elusive, as strange and mysterious as the boy's first visit to the subway tunnel. Taking cues from Beck's theories of art and from the growing field of memory studies, Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia explains why we read comics and, more significantly, how we remember them and the America that dreamed them up in the first place.
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Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

This book tells the story of that hero and the writers and artists who created his magical adventures.

Author: Brian Cremins

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496808776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Billy Batson discovers a secret in a forgotten subway tunnel. There the young man meets a wizard who offers a precious gift: a magic word that will transform the newsboy into a hero. When Billy says, "Shazam!," he becomes Captain Marvel, the World's Mightiest Mortal, one of the most popular comic book characters of the 1940s. This book tells the story of that hero and the writers and artists who created his magical adventures. The saga of Captain Marvel is also that of artist C. C. Beck and writer Otto Binder, one of the most innovative and prolific creative teams working during the Golden Age of comics in the United States. While Beck was the technician and meticulous craftsman, Binder contributed the still, human voice at the heart of Billy's adventures. Later in his career, Beck, like his friend and colleague Will Eisner, developed a theory of comic art expressed in numerous articles, essays, and interviews. A decade after Fawcett Publications settled a copyright infringement lawsuit with Superman's publisher, Beck and Binder became legendary, celebrated figures in comic book fandom of the 1960s. What Beck, Binder, and their readers share in common is a fascination with nostalgia, which has shaped the history of comics and comics scholarship in the United States. Billy Batson's America, with its cartoon villains and talking tigers, remains a living archive of childhood memories, so precious but elusive, as strange and mysterious as the boy's first visit to the subway tunnel. Taking cues from Beck's theories of art and from the growing field of memory studies, Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia explains why we read comics and, more significantly, how we remember them and the America that dreamed them up in the first place.
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Key Terms in Comics Studies

Cremins, B. (2018) Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. Su, J. J. (2005) Ethics and Nostalgia in the Contemporary Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Author: Erin La Cour

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030749743

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

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Key Terms in Comics Studies is a glossary of over 300 terms and critical concepts currently used in the Anglophone academic study of comics, including those from other languages that are currently adopted and used in English. Written by nearly 100 international and contemporary experts from the field, the entries are succinctly defined, exemplified, and referenced. The entries are 250 words or fewer, placed in alphabetical order, and explicitly cross-referenced to others in the book. Key Terms in Comics Studies is an invaluable tool for both students and established researchers alike.
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Comics Memory

In doing so, I tried to distill a poetics of nostalgia that could be applied to other works as well. I suggested the possibility of a selfreflexive, ... Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Author: Maaheen Ahmed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319917467

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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Despite the boom in scholarship in both Comics Studies and Memory Studies, the two fields rarely interact—especially with issues beyond the representation of traumatic and autobiographical memories in comics. With a focus on the roles played by styles and archives—in their physical and metaphorical manifestations—this edited volume offers an original intervention, highlighting several novel ways of thinking about comics and memory as comics memory. Bringing together scholars as well as cultural actors, the contributions combine studies on European and North American comics and offer a representative overview of the main comics genres and forms, including superheroes, Westerns, newspaper comics, diary comics, comics reportage and alternative comics. In considering the many manifestations of memory in comics as well as the functioning and influence of institutions, public and private practices, the book exemplifies new possibilities for understanding the complex entanglements of memory and comics.
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Seeing MAD

Even if you manage to remember your magic word, maybe it's better to keep it, and all the nostalgic wonders that it represents ... The Steranko History of Comics 2, 20–21; and Brian Cremins, Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia, 3–8.

Author: Judith Yaross Lee

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826274489

Category: Literary Criticism

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“Seeing Mad” is an illustrated volume of scholarly essays about the popular and influential humor magazine Mad, with topics ranging across its 65-year history—up to last summer’s downsizing announcement that Mad will publish less new material and will be sold only in comic book shops. Mad magazine stands near the heart of post-WWII American humor, but at the periphery in scholarly recognition from American cultural historians, including humor specialists. This book fills that gap, with perceptive, informed, engaging, but also funny essays by a variety of scholars. The chapters, written by experts on humor, comics, and popular culture, cover the genesis of Mad; its editors and prominent contributors; its regular features and departments and standout examples of their contents; perspectives on its cultural and political significance; and its enduring legacy in American culture.
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The DC Comics Universe

Captain marvel and the art of nostalgia. University Press of Mississippi. Freud, S. (1969). O futuro deu uma ilusão. Trans. Octavio de Aguiar Abreu, J. Imago. Hamerlinck, P. (2001). Fawcett companion: the best of FCA.

Author: Douglas Brode

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476687377

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 261

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As properties of DC comics continue to sprout over the years, narratives that were once kept sacrosanct now spill over into one another, synergizing into one bona fide creative Universe. Intended for both professional pop culture researchers and general interest readers, this collection of essays covers DC Universe multimedia, including graphic novels, video games, movies and TV shows. Each essay is written by a recognized pop culture expert offering a distinct perspective on a wide variety of topics. Even though many of the entries address important social themes like gender and racism, the book is not limited to these topics. Also included are more lighthearted essays for full verisimilitude, including analyses of long forgotten or seemingly marginal aspects of the DC Extended Universe, as well as in-depth and original interpretations of the most beloved characters and their relationships to one another. Highly accessible and approachable, this work provides previously unavailable in-roads that create a richer comprehension of the ever-expanding DC Universe.
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Seeing Comics through Art History

For further discussion of the archive in relation to Art History and Comics Studies Cf. Sommerland Chapter “Real Queer Bodies: Visual Weight and Imagined Gravity in ... European Comic Art 12:1, pp. ... Captain Marvel: Art of Nostalgia.

Author: Maggie Gray

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030935078

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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This book explores what the methodologies of Art History might offer Comics Studies, in terms of addressing overlooked aspects of aesthetics, form, materiality, perception and visual style. As well as considering what Art History proposes of comic scholarship, including the questioning of some of its deep-rooted categories and procedures, it also appraises what comics and Comics Studies afford and ask of Art History. This book draws together the work of international scholars applying art-historical methodologies to the study of a range of comic strips, books, cartoons, graphic novels and manga, who, as well as being researchers, are also educators, artists, designers, curators, producers, librarians, editors, and writers, with some undertaking practice-based research. Many are trained art historians, but others come from, have migrated into, or straddle other disciplines, such as Comparative Literature, American Literature, Cultural Studies, Visual Studies, and a range of subjects within Art & Design practice.
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EC Comics

Comics Magazine Association of America. Code of the Comics Magazine Association of America. New York: Comics Magazine Association of America, 1954. Cremins, Brian. Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia.

Author: Qiana Whitted

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813566313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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Entertaining Comics Group (EC Comics) is perhaps best-known today for lurid horror comics like Tales from the Crypt and for a publication that long outlived the company’s other titles, Mad magazine. But during its heyday in the early 1950s, EC was also an early innovator in another genre of comics: the so-called “preachies,” socially conscious stories that boldly challenged the conservatism and conformity of Eisenhower-era America. EC Comics examines a selection of these works—sensationally-titled comics such as “Hate!,” “The Guilty!,” and “Judgment Day!”—and explores how they grappled with the civil rights struggle, antisemitism, and other forms of prejudice in America. Putting these socially aware stories into conversation with EC’s better-known horror stories, Qiana Whitted discovers surprising similarities between their narrative, aesthetic, and marketing strategies. She also recounts the controversy that these stories inspired and the central role they played in congressional hearings about offensive content in comics. The first serious critical study of EC’s social issues comics, this book will give readers a greater appreciation of their legacy. They not only served to inspire future comics creators, but also introduced a generation of young readers to provocative ideas and progressive ideals that pointed the way to a better America.
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The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies

Reading Children: Literacy, Property, and the Dilemmas of Childhood in Nineteenth-Century America. U of Pennsylvania P, 2017. Cremins, Brian. Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia. UP of Mississippi, 2016. Fawaz, Ramzi, and Darieck ...

Author: Frederick Luis Aldama

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190917968

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 704

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Comic book studies has developed as a solid academic discipline, becoming an increasingly vibrant field in the United States and globally. A growing number of dissertations, monographs, and edited books publish every year on the subject, while world comics represent the fastest-growing sector of publishing. The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies looks at the field systematically, examining the history and evolution of the genre from a global perspective. This includes a discussion of how comic books are built out of shared aesthetic systems such as literature, painting, drawing, photography, and film. The Handbook brings together readable, jargon-free essays written by established and emerging scholars from diverse geographic, institutional, gender, and national backgrounds. In particular, it explores how the term "global comics" has been defined, as well the major movements and trends that will drive the field in the years to come. Each essay will help readers understand comic books as a storytelling form grown within specific communities, and will also show how these forms exist within what can be considered a world system of comics.
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Reading African American Autobiography

Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia, forthcoming in 2017, is his study of the comics of C. C. Beck and Otto Binder. He lives in Chicago. tracy curtis's research interest is African American autobiography, and she is working on two ...

Author: Eric D. Lamore

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299309800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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From the 1760s to Barack Obama, this collection offers fresh looks at classic African American life narratives; highlights neglected African American lives, texts, and genres; and discusses the diverse outpouring of twenty-first-century memoirs.
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