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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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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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These two pie charts represent the contemporary availability of series and issues from the 1956 Stephen Cooper Comic Book Collection in 2019. The first pie chart represents the availability of series: 46 series were available (23%) and 123 series…

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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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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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Replacing Charlton’s Charlie Chan title with issue #10, Zaza the Mystic would only run for two issues before it was replaced with the horror and suspense title This Magazine Is Haunted. While her title was short lived, Zaza the Mystic did have a…

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Wonder Woman was created by the psychologist William Moulton Marston (using the pen name Charles Moulton) and artist Harry G. Peter. Though Marston died in 1947, “Charles Moulton” is still credited as the author of this issue’s Wonder Woman…

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The cover of this war comic was drawn by Jack Kirby, one of the most celebrated comic book artists of the twentieth century. With its striking composition and sense of motion, the illustration demonstrates what would make Kirby a remarkable superhero…

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This comic features Disney's duck family: Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Grandma Duck, and the kids Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Notably, the publisher Dell Comics did not print the Comics Code Authority stamp of approval on its comic book…
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