The introduction offers an overview of English-language and Spanish-language
scholarship about Spanish comics since 2000. This research is typically
concerned with one of four main chronological periods, i.e. early
comics history 1875-1939; the Francoist dictatorship 1939-1975; the Political
Transition 1970-1985; and Democratic Spain from the early 1980s, and some
of its recurrent themes are memory, gender, regional identities and history,
and/or a focus on social or educational comics. The articles in the two
special issues on Spanish comics (11.1 and 11.2) almost all relate to these
periods and themes in different ways, and together they show that comics
scholarship about Spanish comics is a fascinating field, and one that offers
plenty of opportunities for further study.
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