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  • From Comic Strips to Graphic Novelsby Daniel Stein; Jan-NoŽl Thon

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    This essay collection examines the theory and history of graphic narrative as one of the most interesting and versatile forms of narrative beyond traditional literary texts. Analyzing a wide range of texts, genres, and narrative strategies from both theoretical and historical perspectives, its various contributors offer state-of-the-art... more...

  • Heroes and Anti-Heroes in Medieval Romanceby Neil Cartlidge

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    Investigations into the heroic - or not - behaviour of the protagonists of medieval romance. more...

  • Graphic Womenby Hillary L. Chute

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Some of the most acclaimed books of the twenty-first century are autobiographical comics by women. Aline Kominsky-Crumb is a pioneer of the autobiographical form, showing women's everyday lives, especially through the lens of the body. Phoebe Gloeckner places teenage sexuality at the center of her work, while Lynda Barry uses collage and the empty... more...

  • Robin Hoodby Nick Rennison

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 8.74

    Robin Hood is England's greatest folk hero. Everyone knows the story of the outlaw who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Nick Rennison's highly entertaining book begins with the search for the historical Robin. Was there ever a real Robin Hood? Rennison looks at the candidates who have been proposed over the years, from petty thieves to Knights... 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...

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

    NBM Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    One of comic art?s most respected and pioneering artists, well known for his opera adaptations and beautiful fantasy work, P. Craig Russell is in the process of adapting Oscar Wilde?s famous fairy tales in a series of landmark volumes. This volumes the Selfish Giant and Star Child. 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...