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Black superheroes, Milestone comics, and their fans by Jeffrey A. Brown

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Published by University Press of Mississippi in Jackson .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Milestone Media Inc. -- History.,
  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism.,
  • African Americans -- Comic books, strips, etc.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-224) and index.

StatementJeffrey A. Brown.
GenreComic books, strips, etc.
SeriesStudies in popular culture, Studies in popular culture (Jackson, Miss.)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN6725 .B76 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 232 p. :
Number of Pages232
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6778694M
ISBN 101578062810, 1578062829
LC Control Number00021978

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Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fansgives an answer that goes far beyond "tights and capes," an answer that lies within the mission Milestone Media, Inc., assumed in comic book culture. Milestone was the brainchild of four young black creators who wanted to part from the mainstream and do their stories their own way. Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans gives an answer that goes far beyond "tights and capes," an answer that lies within the mission Milestone Media, Inc., assumed in comic book culture. Milestone was the brainchild of four young black creators who wanted to part from the mainstream and do their stories their own way/5(11). Black Superheroes begins by sketching the history of Milestone, its major series, and its media milieu; from there, Brown moves into a detailed overview of the world of comics fandom generally. The center of Brown's book – literally and figuratively – is the chapter in which he profiles a handful of serious Milestone fans and quotes. Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans gives an answer that goes far beyond "tights and capes," an answer that lies within the mission Milestone Media, Inc., assumed in comic book culture. Milestone was the brainchild of four young black creators who wanted to part from the mainstream and do their stories their own way.

Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans gives an answer that goes far beyond ""tights and capes,"" an answer that lies within the mission Milestone Media, Inc., assumed in comic book culture. Milestone was the brainchild of four young black creators who wanted to part from the mainstream and do their stories their own way.4/5(9). Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans gives an answer that goes far beyond "tights and capes," an answer that lies within the mission Milestone Media, Inc., assumed in comic book culture. Milestone was the brainchild of four young black creators who wanted to part from the mainstream and do their stories their own : Jeffrey A Brown. Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans Brown, Jeffrey A. Published by University Press of Mississippi Brown, Jeffrey A. Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their by: Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans gives an answer that goes far beyond tights and capes, an answer that lies within the mission Milestone Media, Inc., assumed in comic book culture. Milestone was the brainchild of four young black creators who wanted to part from the mainstream and do their stories their own way.

Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and their Fans. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, ISBN 1 9 (pb) pp US$ (Review copy supplied by University Press of Mississippi) Uploaded 1 December Why read this book? Jeffrey Brown’s book ought to interest anyone interested in contemporary popular culture. Milestone Media is a company best known for creating Milestone Comics, which were published and distributed by DC Comics, and the Static Shock cartoon series. It was founded in by a coalition of African-American artists and writers, consisting of Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, and Derek T. founders believed that minorities were severely underrepresented in Founded: Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans gives an answer that goes far beyond "tights and capes," an answer that lies within the mission Milestone Media, Inc., assumed in comic book culture. Milestone was the brainchild of four young black creators who wanted to part from the mainstream and do their stories their own way.4/5(9). Get this from a library! Black superheroes, Milestone comics, and their fans. [Jeffrey A Brown] -- Tells how success came to Milestone Comics in the s. Focuses on the African American heroes in a town called Dakota. Represents an alternative model of black heroism.