This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the Duplication Policy section for more information.
|Size||17 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 4300 items)|
|Abstract||The Keith B. Mitchell Collection consists of approximately 4,000 comic books, 30 graphic novels, and related materials including issues of The Comics Journal and Comics Interview.|
|Creator||Mitchell, Keith B., 1962-|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Collection.|
The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.
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Keith B. Mitchell received a Masters Degree and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He donated his collection of comic books in 2004.Back to Top
The Mitchell Collection consists of approximately 4,000 comic books, 30 graphic novels, and related materials including issues of The Comics Journal and Comics Interview. The bulk of the collection spans from the 1980s through 2004, with a few comic books dating back to 1968. Marvel and DC, the major American comic book publishers, are most prominently represented, with approximately 2,700 comic books published by Marvel and 1,000 published by DC. The collection includes approximately 300 materials from smaller publishers and imprints, including Image, Epic, First, and Dark Horse. While genres such as sci-fi, crime, and horror are represented, most of the collection includes materials from the superhero genre. All major superhero characters are represented. Most notably, the Marvel holdings include various series featuring Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men. Of prominence in the DC holdings are various series featuring Batman, Superman, Suicide Squad, and the Legion of Super-Heroes. The small press and imprint holdings include Dreadstar (Epic), Spawn (Image), Classics Illustrated (Berkeley), and a series of adaptations of Anne Rice novels (Millennium).Back to Top