To link to this database use: https://libraries.indiana.edu/databases/undergroundcomics
This database provides fulltext access to a growing collection of hard-to-find comics produced in North America from the 1960's to the present.
Includes more than 100,000 pages of materials, with 75,000 pages of primary materials (the comics themselves), and more than 25,000 pages of materials about comics--interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism--from The Comics Journal and other secondary sources.
Volume I covers major works from North America and Europe, beginning with the first underground comix from the 1950s and continuing through to modern sequential artists. It incorporates 75,000 pages of material from artists such as Basil Wolverton and Harvey Kurtzman, R. Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Harvey Pekar, Spain Rodriguez, and Vaughn Bode, and modern masters including Peter Bagge, Kim Deitch, Dave Sim, Dan Clowes, and Los Bros.
Volume II adds coverage of the pre-Comics Code era horror, crime, romance, and war comics that fueled the backlash leading to one of the largest censorship campaigns in US history. Selections include works by visionaries such as Alex Toth, Boody Rogers, Fletcher Hanks, Steve Ditko, Joe Kubert, Bill Everett, Joe Simon, and Jack Kirby, along with essential series such as Crime Does Not Pay and Mister Mystery, and many others both famous and infamous.
Coverage: 1960-present - Updates vary
Vendor: Alexander Street Press
Producer: Alexander Street Press
Interlibrary Loan Type: Not Permitted
Simultaneous User Limit: Unlimited simultaneous users