This article is concerned with club membership of boys' comics during a 'tribal Britain' of the 1970s. As such, it illustrates how through the wearing of, for example, pin badges, not only was the consumption of a particular boys' comic made explicit, but that the readers' engagement with the notion of a violent 'tribal Britain' was entered into. Thus, this article draws a direct correlation between the reading of comics during a 1970s childhood and the adherence to gang-oriented youth subcultures during a 1980s adolescence.
|Pages (from-to)||39 - 47|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||International Journal of Comic Art|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2008|
- boys’ comics
- gang membership
- british youth culture