Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: Comics

History and Criticism: Books and Serials About Comics

This collection includes, or intends to include, all serious or significant separately-published works about comic books or strips, in whatever languages they can be obtained, with a preference for English language editions if a choice is available. This practice began in 1987 with the realization that the existing collection was already probably the best in existence. Materials that were published before 1987 and are now out-of-print are being sought. Although monographic history and criticism of comics is routinely ordered from foreign sources, serial subscriptions are entered on a sample basis only.

Collecting intensity: 4.

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