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Medieval (to 1500)

  • Funnybooksby Michael Barrier

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Funnybooks is the story of the most popular American comic books of the 1940s and 1950s, those published under the Dell label. For a time, "Dell Comics Are Good Comics" was more than a slogan?it was a simple statement of fact. Many of the stories written and drawn by people like Carl Barks (Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge), John Stanley (Little Lulu),... more...

  • Der "Tristan? Gottfrieds von Straßburg und die Tradition der lateinischen Rhetorikby Iris Bunte

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 16.60

    Tristan und Isolde zählen zu den bekanntesten Liebespaaren der Weltliteratur. Ihre Geschichte - eine Geschichte von Liebe, Ehebruch und Verrat - faszinierte die Dichter vieler Generationen. Der Elsässer Gottfried von Straßburg berichtete über das Geschehen zu Beginn des 13. Jahrhunderts in Form eines höfischen Romans nach einer französischen Vorlage.... more...

  • Medieval Arthurian Literatureby Norris J. Lacy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The focus of this book is medieval vernacular literature in Western Europe. Chapters are written by experts in the area and present the current scholarship at the time this book was originally published in 1996. Each chapter has a bibliography of important works in that area as well. This is a thorough and reliable guide to trends in research on medieval... more...

  • Death, Disability, and the Superheroby José Alaniz

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    The first full-length examination of the evolving superhero through the lens of disability studies more...

  • What's the Big Idea, Charlie Brown?by Charles M. Schulz; Tom Brannon

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    Charlie Brown and his friends are throwing a party to celebrate great inventions! To prepare for the party, everyone in the Peanuts gang is coming up with a favorite “big idea? from history. But Charlie Brown has a problem: he can?t think of any big ideas! Rediscover history?s great inventions?and learn about a very important inventor you?ve never... more...

  • Witchworldby Emma Fischel; Chris Riddell

    Nosy Crow 2014; US$ 10.19

    Flo is a thoroughly modern witchgirl. She has a spellstick, travels about in her skyrider and wouldn't know a cauldron if she fell into one. But when her grandmother turns up on an actual boomstick, warning that ghouls are about to attack Witchworld, Flo realises that everything she's been told about being a witch is just hocus pocus... more...

  • The Yellow Jarby Patrick Atangan

    NBM Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    Introducing the delightfully precise and beautifully designed art of Patrick Atangan in a new series of adaptations of traditional Asian tales. This book, drawn in the ukiyo-e style (world of floating pictures), presents "The Yellow Jar" which centers around a simple fisherman and a beautiful maiden he takes as wife, after finding her in a magic jar.... more...

  • The Horror Comicsby William Schoell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This historical and critical survey looks at horror comics from the Golden Age of the 40s, through the Silver Age of the 60s, up until the early 80s--the end of the Bronze Age. Included are the earliest series, like American Comics Group's Adventures into the Unknown and Prize Comics' Frankenstein, and the controversial graphic and gory comics... more...

  • The Arthurian Legendby Margaret J. C. Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    First published in 1938, this study explores the reception of the mythology of King Arthur by modern poets and playwrights. More specifically, the author explores the lineage of the legendary material since the first edition of Malory in 1485, exploring a vast range of artists who have made use of it: Spenser, Milton and Dryden, Wordsworth, Tennyson,... more...