British comics: A cultural history 9781861899620, 1861899629

This text is a unique cultural history of British comic papers and magazines, from their origins in the late 19th centur

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British comics: A cultural history
 9781861899620, 1861899629

Table of contents :
Comic cuts and saucy strips --
On the wings of eagles --
Ripping yarns --
Girls on top --
The violent years --
I am the law! --
The strange world of the British superhero --
The rise and fall of alternative comics --
The growing pains of British comics --
The British comics renaissance.

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