Comic books have been one of the very respected kinds of American popular culture, frequently considered mindless entertainment for children, yet sometimes considered dangerous, bad impacts unsuitable for children. That's beginning to change, particularly in the last two decades, even when comic book writers and artists like Alan Moore, Frank Miller, and Neil Gaiman have attained increasing critical acclaim for its complexity and elegance of the job and once the publishing phenomenon called the "graphic novel"--that allows for more and more complicated single-volume narratives from the comic books as a moderate --has given a fresh and more respected socket for the comics art form. Nevertheless the comic books have a rich and diverse history before this period of increased crucial esteem. Comics also Have a Tendency to be highly intertextual, so it becomes hard fully to love any comic with no some broad general understanding of its history in comic history." DAILY STRANGE" is meant to offer a useful, fundamental resource both for people who have a professional interest in exploring comic books and picture books and for people who only wish to enhance their reading of comics.
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Many entries end with a selected bibliography of resources that are recommended, and in the end of volume two, the encyclopedia includes a chosen source list of the main books, articles, and sites related to comic books and graphic novels. A thorough index after the bibliography provides subscribers with more access to the data, as does a system of cross references, suggested both by boldface terms in the text, that suggest that there's an entry for this expression, and "see also" references.