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From the Publisher"An extremely charming, informative, and funny work. The book is entertaining and scholarly at the same time. Rather than couch these now-amusing texts in dry analysis, Savage uses a playful style that helps to communicate the absurdity of both era and context." —American Journalism
"Savage has helped break ground with this work. The style of writing employed is often acidic, but witty. The insights are clearly stated. The relationships are definitely drawn. Comic Books and America is not reading material for the faint-hearted. The author states his position and then draws the line ready for challenge. His leanings are liberal, and the text flows from that perspective. The work is a positive contribution to the study of popular culture and its role in American history."—Social Science Quarterly
"Using a straightforward, uncluttered style and incorporating primary source materials rarely used by anyone — including enthusiasts — Savage has made a valuable contribution to the study of the genre."—The Library Quarterly
"All right! At last! Those splendid hours of my youth when I lay absorbed in reading comic books were not misspent. The injunctions of my parents against those purveyors of unspecified evil have been proven wrong. William W. Savage has salvaged comic books as primary documents for those trying to understand the mindset of post-World War II society."
—South Dakota History