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  • The Ages of Supermanby Joseph Darowski

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

    Since Superman first appeared on the cover of Action Comics #1 in 1938, the superhero has changed with the times to remain a relevant icon of American popular culture. This collection explores the evolution of the Superman character and demonstrates how his alterations mirror historical changes in American society. Beginning with the original comic... more...

  • Sexual Ideology in the Works of Alan Mooreby Todd A Comer; Joseph Michael Sommers

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

    Alan Moore, the idiosyncratic, controversial and often shocking writer of such works as Watchmen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and V for Vendetta, remains a benchmark for readers of comics and graphic novels. This collection investigates the political, social, cultural, and sexual ideologies that emerge from his seminal work, Lost Girls,... more...

  • Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrativeby Jake Jakaitis; James F Wurtz

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

    Although the idea that graphic narratives represent an important literary form is still debated in academic circles, in recent years comics scholarship has emerged into wider contexts. This collection of new essays considers various literary approaches to graphic narrative and sequential art. The authors examine the politics of comic form and narrative,... more...

  • Are You Going to Heaven?by Scott Tierney

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    Pointless conversations: a selection of daft, ridiculous and utterly pointless meanderings from the mind of Scott Tierney. If you’ve ever wanted to know the answers to why Superman is a coward; why Spiderman should technically be deformed; and if Superdog caused the death of Krypton, then these bite-sized comics will reveal all. The discussions... more...

  • What is Mr. Bean?by Scott Tierney

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    Pointless conversations: a selection of daft, ridiculous and utterly pointless meanderings from the mind of Scott Tierney. If you’ve ever wanted to know the answers to why Superman is a coward, why Spiderman should technically be deformed, and if Superdog caused the death of Krypton, then these bite-sized comics will reveal all. The discussions... more...

  • The Walking Dead and Philosophyby Wayne Yuen

    Open Court 2012; US$ 19.99

    Rick, Lori, Shane, Carl, Dale, Andrea, and Michonne--human survivors of a zombie apocalypse--don't know much about philosophy, but philosophical ideas continue to shamble on through their world, and there's no excape from them. The Walking Dead is both a hugely successful comics series and a popular TV show. This epic story of a zombie apocalypse... more...

  • Superman and Philosophyby William Irwin; Mark D. White

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95 US$ 15.99

    Go beyond the cape and into the mind of the Man of Steel, in time for release of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel movie and Superman's 75th anniversary He has thrilled millions for 75 years, with a legacy that transcends national, cultural, and generational borders, but is there more to the Man of Steel than just your average mythic superhero in a... more...

  • The Historical Roots of Medieval Literature Battle and Balladby Milo Kearney; Ken Hogan

    The Edwin Mellen Press 1992; US$ 179.95

    The powerful works contained in this study form an epic all their own - a literary triumph whose roots lie in the anxieties and aspirations of the societies which gave them birth. Included for study: Celtic fairy tales and nursery rhymes; Irish bardic literature; the Britano-Welsh material (the Mabinogion); the Germanic epic; Latin Christian verse;... more...

  • Dreamland Japanby Frederik L. Schodt

    Stone Bridge Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    A classic work praised for its scope and intelligence, now in a gift edition for fans, with a new Foreword more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 69.99

    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:... more...