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  • Enter the Superheroesby Alex S. Romagnoli; Gian S. Pagnucci

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 64.99

    Ever since the first appearances of Superman and Batman in comic books of the late 1930s, superheroes have been a staple of the popular culture landscape. Though initially created for younger audiences, superhero characters have evolved over the years, becoming complex figures that appeal to more sophisticated readers. In Enter the Superheroes: American... more...

  • Studying Comics and Graphic Novelsby Karin Kukkonen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 32.95

    This introduction to studying comics and graphic novels is a structured guide to a popular topic. It deploys new cognitive methods of textual analysis and features activities and exercises throughout. Deploys novel cognitive approaches to analyze the importance of psychological and physical aspects of reader experience Carefully structured to build... more...

  • Chef Tellby Ronald Joseph Kule; Regis Philbin; Walter Staib

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 27.95

    Before the heyday of the Food Network, there was Chef Tell?nickname of Friedemann Paul Erhardt, America?s first TV showman chef. Big on personality and flavor, Chef Tell was once called by Philadelphia magazine the ?affably roguish Bad Boy of the Philadelphia restaurant world.? Chef Tell explores how a young German American chef became America?s... more...

  • Picklesby Brian Crane

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1998; US$ 8.99

    A selection of more than 150 of the best daily strips from Brian Crane's hugely popular cartoon Pickles. more...

  • Contemporary Comics Storytellingby Karin Kukkonen

    UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 55.00

    What if fairy-tale characters lived in New York City? What if a superhero knew he was a fictional character? What if you could dispense your own justice with one hundred untraceable bullets? These are the questions asked and answered in the course of the challenging storytelling in Fables , Tom Strong , and 100 Bullets , the three twenty-first-century... more...

  • Anatomie des Comicsby Stephan Packard

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 33.64

    Hauptbeschreibung Was sind Comics? Wie funktionieren sie und wie lassen sich die Unterschiede zwischen verschiedenen Typen von Comics beschreiben? Wieso akzeptieren wir das menschliche Agieren von Enten und Mäusen im Comic, ohne den Text für eine Fabel zu halten? Lassen sich Comics eindeutig gegen Höhlenmalereien und illuminierte Handschriften, gegen... more...

  • Soll das ein Witz sein?by Hellmuth Karasek

    Bastei Entertainment 2011; US$ 10.35

    Seit seiner Jugend sammelt Hellmuth Karasek, Journalist und Schriftsteller, Witze in allen Varianten. Diktatorenwitze, jüdische Witze, Arztwitze, Irrenwitze, Männerwitze, Frauenwitze, Elefantenwitze - kein Lebensbereich, der nicht als Witz taugt. Viele davon gibt er in seinem Buch preis. Natürlich interessiert er sich dabei auch für den geistigen... more...

  • Museum Vaults: Excerpts from the Journal of an Expertby Marc-Antoine Mathieu

    NBM Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    The next volume in the striking collection in co-publication with the Louvre museum. An art assessor must evaluate the vast collections of the Louvre in an alternate Kafkaesque world where all is warehoused in an endless ever deepening succession of basement levels. Mathieu, an artist who marries Escher with Kafka, brings stinging irony to the pompousness... more...

  • Die Farben der Herrschaftby Mareike Klein

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Die Inszenierung feudaladeliger Herrschaft wird in heldenepischen Texten des 12. und 13. Jahrhunderts von Farb- und Glanzimaginationen getragen. Dabei lassen sich Farben und Glanz auf ästhetischer wie poetologischer Ebene als Codes herrschaftsrelevanter Diskurse und Semantiken verstehen. Die Chromatik der Werke ist ein entscheidender Indikator dafür,... more...