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Cover of a Popeye comic used to demonstrate an approach to color remastering, in which IDW likely used digital tools such as Photoshop to clean up and regrade a scan of the original comic. While this technique produces a more pleasing result for the…

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This selection of books shows the variety of colors used to stain edges. Books found in the Cary Collection have fore-edges colored in yellow, green, and shades of blue, and even an orangey-pink.

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An alternative to writing the author or title on one of a book's edges is to write or print the information on a folding edge label that is affixed to the front or back board. When unfolded the label covers the edge of the book, as shown in these…

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An alternative to writing the author or title on one of a book's edges is to write or print the information on a folding edge label that is affixed to the front or back board. When unfolded the label covers the edge of the book, as shown in these…

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Modern Man in the Making, p. 73. Neurath's Modern Man in the Making (1939) used Isotype to illuminate the social, scientific, and political factors that shaped the modern world. This graphic shows the connection between U.S. iron production and…

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As the cover to this issue makes clear, Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica focuses on the romantic high-school shenanigans between the blonde girl-next-door Betty Cooper, the brunette Veronica Lodge, daughter of the wealthiest family in Riverdale, and…

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This selection of books shows the variety of colors used to stain edges. Books found in the Cary Collection have fore-edges colored in yellow, green, and shades of blue, and even an orangey-pink.

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Black Cat went through a number of title changes from its launch in 1946 to its eventual end in 1963. Initially a title named after the "Black Cat," a stunt woman and actress named Linda Turner who dons a costume to fight crime, the series would…

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Wielding an ebony blade forged by Merlin, the Black Knight was created by Stan Lee and Joe Maneely in this Atlas Comics title, which only ran for five issues. Taking place during the reign of King Arthur, the comic blends medieval romance with ideas…

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Aggregate costume of female protagonist in sample of comic books in the Stephen Cooper Comic Book Collection. Creator Sally Boniecki analyzed primary and secondary color use in costumes for female protagonists and generated this compilation.

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Aggregate costume of male protagonist in sample of comic books in the Stephen Cooper Comic Book Collection. Creator Sally Boniecki analyzed primary and secondary color use in costumes for male protagonists and generated this compilation.

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This issue of DC’s long-running Detective Comics series reintroduces the Mad Hatter, a Batman villain who first appeared in the 1940s. As the Mad Hatter’s villainous ambition here makes clear—he wants to add Batman’s signature cowl to his collection…

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Photo used as the signature image for the Edges of Books Exhibition.

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Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft, Plate #47 "Development of Coal and Oil Production since 1870". This plate from Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft [Society and Economy] was printed in 1930 before Marie Neurath coined the term "Isotype". Known at the time as the…

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Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft, Plate #82, "Worldwide Employment". This plate shows the distribution of various occupations across different parts of the world. Isotype's visual representation makes it immediately obvious that in some parts of the…

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According to Michelle Nolan, romance comics saturated the newsstands in 1950, resulting in "the Love Glut. In 1950, publishers kissed off no fewer than 117 of 147 romance titles" (62). Harvey's First Romance was one of the titles to survive. This…

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Graph showing the Flesch Kincaid Reading Level of 101 stories in a 23-book sample from the Stephen Cooper Comic Book Collection. The Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Test calculates at what minimum grade level the passage is most likely to be understood…

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Histogram visualizing the Flesch Reading Ease of 101 stories in a 23-book sample from the Stephen Cooper Comic Book Collection. The Flesch Reading Ease score spans 0-100 and carries an inverse proportion, so a higher score indicates a passage is…

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One of American Comics Group's longest-running titles, Forbidden Worlds featured tales of alien visitors from other planets, time travel, and other strange happenings. Perhaps most notable about this issue is its cover, by ACG artist Ogden Whitney.…

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This book's wintery theme is augmented with a winter scene painted on its fore-edge. The lines seen on the fore-edge are caused by the engraved illustrations inserted into the book.
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