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Comic books, strips, etc.

Subject Source: Lcsh: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Afrofuturist Comics Collection

Identifier: MsC1246
Abstract This collection consists of comics that focus on the concept of "Afrofuturism," which exists at the intersection of imagination, technology, the future, and Black liberation. Included in this collection are series from Marvel and DC alongside the trailblazing Milestone Media, the first Black created and owned comic company. Milestone partnered with comic juggernaut DC in 1992. What is also important of note to this collection: Milestone and colorist Noelle Giddings developed "The Milestone 100 Color Process," which allowed for "sophisticated hand-painted coloring that authentically portrayed a full range of skin tones. The DC/Milestone series in this collection addresses topics such as, "colorism, teen pregnancy, police brutality, and racism." Materials from DC and Marvel in this collection feature writers and artists of color in addition to Black and brown superheroes....
Dates: 1972-2017

ATCA Comics Collection

Identifier: MsC0780

Artists' and underground comics.

Dates: 1966-1993; Majority of material found within 1969-1979

Brent Johnson Iowa Killed Buddy Holly Small Press and Zine Shop Collection

Identifier: MsC0319

Collection of zines and other small press publications assembled by Johnson, an Iowa City native who operated the Iowa Killed Buddy Holly Small Press and Zine Shop in Iowa City. Many of the zines are authored/created by Iowa City or Iowa natives.

Dates: 1990-2007

Comic Book Collection

Identifier: MsC0342

Numerous comics acquired by Special Collections at various times and which are not attached to a particular donor or otherwise dedicated collection. Generally the comics in this particular collection are professionally-produced items and not mini-comics, zines, or similar sorts of amateur or self-published writings.

Dates: 1971-2024

Comic Books of the Bronze Age

Identifier: MsC0883

Comic Books of the Bronze Age, 1969-1986, bulk dates 1970-1976.

Dates: 1969-1986

Jen Wolfe Comic Book Collection

Identifier: MsC0879

Collection of comic books that mostly feature major female characters, are written and drawn by female artists, and/or chronicle stories of traditionally female interest, such as romance comics.

Dates: 1948-2006

Mariellen (Ming) Wathne Fanzine Archives Collection

Identifier: MsC0313

Large assemblage of fanzines and works of fan fiction relating to multiple media fandoms, including Star Trek, Star Wars, and other movies and television shows. Contains fanzines and fanfiction relating to various SF media properties, including Star Wars and Star Trek.

Dates: 1966-2005

Marjorie Liu Collection of Comics and Graphic Novels

Identifier: MsC1235
Scope and Contents

This collection contains critically acclaimed comics and graphic novels written by Marjorie Liu, an attorney and professor of comic book writing at MIT. Included are issues from major Marvel series and Monstress, a series from Image Comics of which Liu is co-creator alongside Sana Takeda. Monstress has won multiple national and international awards. Liu is the first woman, and the first woman of color, to win an Eisner in the Best Writer category.

Marjorie Liu – Author Website Accessed June 17, 2024

Dates: 2008 October -2023 November

Max Allan Collins papers

Identifier: MsC0500

Author, filmmaker, and comic strip writer. The papers document his film and literary career. His novels, comics (including Dick Tracy and Ms. Tree), and screenplays are represented in various forms of completion, with typescript drafts, artwork, correspondence, research, galley proofs, and promotional material.

Dates: 1967-1996

Sarah and Jen Wolfe Zines

Identifier: MsC0878

Collection of amateur publications primarily from the feminist riot grrrl movement of the 1990s, together with numerous zines documenting various independent/underground music scenes.

Dates: 1991-2003

Sean Stewart Zine Collection

Identifier: MsC0353

Collection of zines dealing with a wide variety of subjects, themes, and creative styles, collected by a Baltimore-based zine writer, editor and reviewer.

Dates: 1986-2009

Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Comics Collection

Identifier: MsC1087

A growing collection of comics relating to Steampunk and New Victorian themes.

Dates: 1989 - 2023

Thomas Ollive Mabbott Papers

Identifier: MsC0429

English professor. Correspondence, subject, and research files documenting Mabbott's scholarly pursuits and his hobbies. It is primarily made up of research files relating to Edgar Allan Poe.

Dates: 1918-1979

Zine Machine Collection

Identifier: MsC0885

Collection of zines taken from the Zine Machine, a repurposed vending machine in the University of Iowa Main Library that distributes zines to interested parties. Many of the zines are local to Iowa City in origin.

Dates: 2001-2009

Zines and Fanzines Collection

Identifier: MsC0331
Scope and Contents

The Fanzines Collection consists of numerous zines acquired by Special Collections at various times and which are not attached to a particular donor or otherwise dedicated collection. This collection is, in a sense, the equivalent of a general materials collection in a library.

The zines in this collection constitute a wide variety of subjects and concerns. Many are perzines, that is, "personal" zines that describe the author's own experiences, thoughts and feelings. Others are anthologies of stories or poetry, or consist of comic or other types of art. Still other zines are designed as outlets for political or social expression. Many zines encompass more than one type or style, reflecting the fluidity of the zine as a product of creative endeavor.

This collection was previously known as the Floating Zine Collection.

Dates: 1995-2015