Karl S. Kaltenthaler Comic Books and Zines Collection
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Collection Scope and Content Note


Scope and Contents Notes

The Karl S. Kaltenthaler collection is comprised of comic books, zines, magazines, graphic novels, and miscellaneous materials. Comic books make up the bulk of the collection with approximately 1,500 items, spanning many genres and styles including super-hero comics, war comics, horror comics, and alternative and underground titles. Featured prominently in the collection are some of the most revered and influential comic book artists and writers of the late twentieth century, including Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Neil Gaiman, Robert Crumb, Peter Bagge, and Daniel Clowes. The zines in the collection were published during the the early to mid 1980s, and focus primarily on underground music and punk.

Items have been arranged according to type and size, and then alphabetically.

The contents of the collection have been arranged as follows:

Series 01: Comic BooksSubseries 1: Standard-Size Comic BooksSubseries 2: Magazine-Size Comic BooksSubseries 3: Comic Book AnthologiesSeries 02: ZinesSeries 03: MagazinesSeries 04: Graphic NovelsSeries 05: Oversize PublicationsSeries 06: Miscellaneous Materials

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