Not Just for Children: The Mexican Comic Book in the Late 1960s and 1970s

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This pioneering study presents an overview of the Mexican comic book industry, together with in-depth studies of the best selling Mexican comic books of the 1960s and 1970s. Most of the popular superhero, adventure, humor, romance, political, detective, and Western comic books are described and analyzed in detail, and then discussed in terms of how they reflect both Mexican and United States cultures. The study concludes with a critical discussion of the applicability of the media imperialism hypothesis to the Mexican comic book.

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