Founders of Comic Fandom

Founders of Comic Fandom

Profiles of 90 Publishers, Dealers, Collectors, Writers, Artists and Other Luminaries of the 1950s and 1960s

By Bill Schelly

In the 1950s and ’60s, a grassroots movement arose to celebrate comic books and strips, which were becoming increasingly important to American popular culture. This broad group of ardent readers and collectors had little formal structure until the 1950s. As the art and literary form grew in popularity, a dedicated core began building an organized network. Profiled here are 90 people at the heart of the movement: indexers, dealers, fanzine publishers, convention organizers, writers, artists, active collectors and industry professionals.

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List Price: $40.00
Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: McFarland (July 9, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786443472
ISBN-13: 978-0786443475

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