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Comic Book Culture: Fanboys and True Believers (Studies in Popular Culture)

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Matthew J. Pustz

What are super-devoted fans of comic books really like? What draws them together and energizes their zeal? What do the denizens of this pop-culture world have in common?This book provides good answers as it scrutinizes the fans whose profiles can be … see full wiki

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Author: Matthew J. Pustz
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
2 reviews about Comic Book Culture: Fanboys and True Believers...
review by . August 21, 2002
I'm using this book in my college writing course ("text+vision") this semester, and it is exactly what I wanted from a cultural overview of comic book fandom. Pustz does a great job of explaining how fandom came about, how it compares to other cultures (with a consistent reference to baseball fans, for example), and some of its peculiarities. In particular, he is able to partly explain the incestual nature of consumer and producers in comics, where each is a responsible party to the worst excesses …
review by . January 25, 2001
Are you a comic book lover surrounded by people who don't "get it" about comic books? Do you know someone who is passionate about comic books, and it's hard to understand the attraction of something more suited for children than adults? If so, this book is for you.The author does a very good job at surveying the present-day culture around comic books. The readers of the classic superhero type of comics (Batman, Superman, etc.) are overwhelmingly male. The stories don't appeal to women very much, …
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