Nathan Vernon MadisonNathan Vernon Madison is an Eisner Award-nominated historian and author based in Richmond, VA. His first book, Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960 (McFarland, 2013), was nominated in 2014 for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for best scholarly work about comics; the following year Comics Through Time – A History of Icons, Idols and Ideas (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press, 2014), a four-volume encyclopedia for which Madison wrote several articles concerning anime, science fiction, the career of Stan Lee, and more, was nominated for best book about comics. In addition to writing about popular culture history, Madison also works in industrial and local history, serving as an historical consultant to several Richmond museums, and writing, in 2015, his first book of industrial history, Tredegar Iron Works – Richmond’s Foundry on the James (History Press, 2015). He has spoken on both popular culture and industrial history in lectures, and with media venues such as the BBC, C-Span, and in several documentaries.