Twelve-Cent Archie SC (2015 Rutgers) Comics Culture 1st Edition comic books
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1st Edition - 1st printing. By Bart Beaty. For over seventy-five years, Archie and the gang at Riverdale High have been America's most iconic teenagers, delighting generations of readers with their never-ending exploits. Twelve-Cent Archie is not only the first scholarly study of the Archie comic, it is an innovative creative work in its own right. Fans of the comics will be thrilled to read in-depth examinations of their favorite characters and motifs, including individual chapters devoted to Jughead's hat and Archie's sweater-vest. But the book also has plenty to interest newcomers to Riverdale, as it recounts the behind-the-scenes history of the comics and analyzes how Archie helped shape our images of the American teenager. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 232 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $26.95.