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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00
Conventional wisdom holds that comic books of the post-World War II era are poorly drawn and poorly written publications, notable only for the furor they raised. Contributors to this thoughtful collection, however, demonstrate that these comics constitute complex cultural documents that create a dialogue between mainstream values and alternative beliefs... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00
Until now, scholars in literary and cultural studies have barely touched upon the multiple points of engagement between comics and literature. Drawing on a number of specific examples, the contributors to this volume illustrate the diversity of issues that arise in looking at the relationship between comics and literature. The book includes... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Attempts to define what comics are and explain how they work have not always been successful because they are premised upon the idea that comic strips, comic books and graphic novels are inherently and almost exclusively visual. This book challenges that premise, and asserts that comics is not just a visual medium. The book outlines the multisensory... more...
- Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2013; US$ 44.99
This anthology hosts a collection of essays examining the role of comics as portals for historical and academic content, while keeping the approach on an international market versus the American one. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00
A great deal of scholarship has focused on Joss Whedon's television and film work, which includes Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, The Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers. But Whedon's work in the world of comics has largely been ignored. He created his own dystopian heroine, Fray, assembled the goofy... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 415.00
Comics and graphic novels have recently become big business, serving as the inspiration for blockbuster Hollywood movies such as the Iron Man series of films and the hit television drama The Walking Dead . But comics have been popular throughout the 20th century despite the significant effects of the restrictions of the Comics Code in place from... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 243.95
This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon of Arthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to the contemporary manifestations of Arthur found in film and electronic media. Part of the popular series, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, this expansive volume enables a fundamental understanding of Arthurian literature... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00
Broadens the perspective of recent work on the discourse of the Muslim Other in medieval Christendom by investigating pertinent texts, art, and artefacts, situating these local discourses of the Muslim Other in the larger cultural context of proto-Eurocentric discourse. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95
Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which students can then apply to interrogate and critique... more...