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  • Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Readerby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2012; US$ 16.95

    Uncle John's sweet 16th edition proves the Bathroom Readers' Institute is as unstoppable as ever! This ALL-NEW edition of the world's best-selling bathroom trivia series is overflowing with tons of great reading material. As always, the articles are divided by length for your convenience -- from quick hits, to medium-sized reads, to the extended sitting... more...

  • Sherlock Holmesby Nick Rennison

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2010; US$ 10.19

    Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography blends what we already know of the great sleuth's career with carefully documented social history to answer the questions admirers have long puzzled over. Nick Rennison reveals for the first time Holmes's influence on the political events of late-nineteenth-century England and his connections to the British... more...

  • Reading Comicsby Douglas Wolk

    Da Capo Press 2007; US$ 22.95

    The first serious, readable, provocative, canon-smashing book of comics criticism by the leading critic in the field more...

  • The Unauthorized X-Menby Len Wein; Leah Wilson

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2009; US$ 4.99

    Comic writers trace the X-Men series' evolution, challenge its metaphors, and draw from its truths about human nature and human society in this exploratory look at the still-timely and often-revamped classic. With chapters such as Magneto the Jew, The New Mutants and the Corruption of the Teenager, and The Sexuality of X-Men, the contributors... more...

  • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: Vol. 1 - The Selfish Giant/The Star Childby Oscar Wilde; P. Craig Russell

    NBM Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in painting, Philip Craig Russell has run the gamut in comics. After establishing a name for himself at Marvel, he went on to become one of the pioneers in opening new vistas for comics with, among other works, adaptations of Operas by Wagner (Parsifal) and Mozart (The Magic Flute). His massive... more...

  • Comicsby Roger Hurn

    RISING STARS UK LTD 2008; US$ 6.99

    Read about the history and art of comics, including the origination of Desperate Dan!The Snapshots series of colourful and visually appealing titles is designed to engage 9 to 14 year old reluctant readers. With their bold design and familiar subject matter – from battles to Batman – these books are perfect for guided reading and for encouraging... more...

  • Superheroesby Frances Ridley

    RISING STARS UK LTD 2008; US$ 6.99

    Who is your favourite Superhero? Where do they origate from and who has the 'best' powers?The Snapshots series of colourful and visually appealing titles is designed to engage 9 to 14 year old reluctant readers. With their bold design and familiar subject matter – from battles to Batman – these books are perfect for guided reading... more...

  • Web-Spinning Heroicsby Robert Moses Peaslee; Robert G Weiner

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    This volume collects a wide-ranging sample of fresh analyses of Spider-Man. It traverses boundaries of medium, genre, epistemology and discipline in essays both insightful and passionate that move forward the study of one of the world's most beloved characters. The editors have crafted the book for fans, creators and academics alike. Foreword by... more...

  • Die wundersame Welt der Atomisby Peter Evers

    Wiley 2012; US$ 27.50

    Die "Atomis" sind die Hauptdarsteller in ca. 100 lustigen und satirischen Cartoons zur Physik. Nicht nur bei eingefleischten Physikern hat der humorvolle Umgang von Peter Evers mit Situationen und Begriffen aus der Physik in der regelmäßigen Rubrik der "Physikalischen Blätter" über nunmehr fast 10 Jahre eine breite Leserschaft gewonnen. more...

  • Grundstrukturen mittelalterlicher Erzählungenby Uta Störmer-Caysa

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 49.00

    Working on the basis of modern narratological theories, this book introduces the reader to the poetics of epic texts from the Middle Ages and thus provides a foundation for the independent analysis of pre-modern narrative structures. The introduction takes as its starting point theories of time and space from Antiquity and the Middle Ages,... more...