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Barker, Martin: Action. The Story of a Violent Comic. London: Titan Books, 1990. (285 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1852860235
BibTeX citation key: Barker1990
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Action", Abenteuercomic, Bildband, Gewalt, Großbritannien, Kulturpolitik, Mills. Pat
Creators: Barker
Publisher: Titan Books (London)
No recent comic has aroused quite such controversy as Action. Deliberately different from other comics, Action was violent and grittily realistic. The powers that be – from daily newspapers to World Cup referees – hated it and after less than a year, got it withdrawn; its fans adored it; some thought it changed their lives. Now, for the first time, comics historian Martin Barker tells the real story behind the rise and fall of this controversial boy’s comic and the reasons for both the loyality it generated and the hatred it inspired. Featuring a wealth of original comic strips from the best-known stories – Hook Jaw, Dredger, Look Out for Lefty, Death Game 1999 and Kids Rule O.K. – this is also your first chance to read a number of previously unpublished strips.
Basically, a reprint of several adventure comics from Action with a few comments strewn in.
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