Roger Sabin (essay date 1993)
SOURCE: Sabin, Roger. “From Boom to Bust.” In Adult Comics: An Introduction, pp. 96-115. London and New York: Routledge, 1993.
[In the following essay, Sabin traces the growth and development of graphic narratives in England and the United States from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, noting factors for the rise and decline in their popularity.]
Yet how healthy is the state of this long-awaited New-foundland? Comics have got themselves a good press over the last few years after years of ridicule … but how many are actually worth reading?
(Editorial, Speakeasy fanzine, 1989)1
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