The popularity of horror comics in the 1950s was curtailed by a suppression of popular horror stories by those concerned with juvenile delinquency and bad taste. Thirty years later, creators Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman produced popular and artful comics like Swamp Thing and The Sandman that took advantage of the new shape of American culture in the 1980s. Terrence Wandtke details the history and re-shaping of horror comics and its relevance to popular series such as Hellboy, The Goon, and The Walking Dead.
The Comics Scare Returns is the fourth book published in the RIT Press Comics Studies Monograph Series.
Terrence Wandtke is a professor of literature and media studies at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois where he teaches classes in comic books, contemporary literature, and media theory. His research focuses on the historical trends and revisionism associated with comic books. He is the author of The Dark Night Returns: The Contemporary Resurgence of Crime Comics (RIT Press) and The Meaning of Superhero Comic Books (McFarland) and he is the editor of Ed Brubaker: Conversations (University Press of Mississippi) and The Amazing Transforming Superhero: Essays on the Revision of Characters in Comic Books, Film, and Television (McFarland).
Publisher: RIT Press (11/2018)
Size: 7 x 10 in.
Shipping Weight: 1lb