- Full Description
See how Superman, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and others helped fight World War II via comic books and newspaper strips, cartoons, even ads. This is the most comprehensive collection ever assembled of World War II-era cartoons, reflecting the indefatigable spirit of the Home Front in America. Showcases cartoonists such as Charles Addams, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Eisner, and many others. 90% of this has not been seen since first publication, compiled by a long-time collector whose unearthed treasures the rest of us never even knew existed.
Exclusive: Includes a large bookplate, more like a print, featuring two rare drawings by Will Eisner from 1945. The author created this especially for us, and he signed & numbered just 100 copies for us when the book was still cover price. While they last, this will be included with these new bargain-priced copies.
The home front during World War II was one of blackouts, Victory Gardens, war bonds and scrap drives. It was also a time of social upheaval, with women on the assembly line and in the armed forces and African-Americans serving in the war effort.
Editor & collector Warren Bernard gathered these gems over years of unstinting research through private collections and the obscure holdings of public sources. Bernard is a comics-focused writer and historian. He co-authored the Eisner Award-nominated book Drawing Power, and has extensively researched and written about the 1950s Juvenile Delinquency / Senate Comic Book Hearings. A contributor to more than a dozen books, he often provides rare materials from his own extensive collection. Both the Library of Congress and the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) have hosted his lectures.
- Additional Information
Item Code CAVH Publisher Fantagraphics Publish Date 2015 ISBN 9781606998229 Print Status Out of Print Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 10x13 # Pages 256pg Color Partial Color