Classics and Comics (Classical Presences) by George Kovacs,C. W. Marshall

By George Kovacs,C. W. Marshall

considering that at the least 1939, while daily-strip caveman Alley Oop time-traveled to the Trojan battle, comics were drawing (on) fabric from Greek and Roman delusion, literature and heritage. now and then the relationship is cosmetic-as possibly with ask yourself Woman's Amazonian heritage-and from time to time it truly is virtually irrelevant-as with Hercules' starfaring adventures within the 1982 wonder miniseries. yet all of those make implicit or particular 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 recent well known literature, the comedian ebook. This quantity collects 16 articles, all specifically commissioned for this quantity, that examine how classical content material is deployed in comics and reconfigured for a latest viewers. It opens with a close ancient creation surveying the position of classical fabric in comics because the Nineteen Thirties. next chapters hide a huge diversity of themes, together with the incorporation of contemporary theories of fable into the construction and interpretation of comedian books, the appropriation of characters from classical literature and fable, and the reconfiguration of motif right into a sleek 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 quantity additionally comprises an unique 12-page "comics-essay," drawn and written via Eisner Award-winning Eric Shanower, author of the photo novel sequence Age of Bronze.

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