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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...

  • Anatomie des Comicsby Stephan Packard

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 27.66

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Die Farben der Herrschaftby Mareike Klein

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Considering poetological, narratological, and structural viewpoints, Mareike Klein uses close readings to investigate the concepts of color and brilliance in the Song of Roland and King Rother as well as in Willehalm and Herzog Ernst (Version B). Her systematic analysis of discourse on color in heroic epic texts shows how colorfulness... more...

  • Die Geburt des fiktionalen Romans aus dem Geiste des Märchensby Fritz Peter Knapp

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 17.03

    Entgegen einer in der Forschung verbreiteten Ansicht kennt die mittelalterliche Poetik sehr wohl die reine Fiktionalität des Erzählens, beschränkt sie aber auf Fabel und Allegorie (?fabula?), wo bildhaft auf die Wirklichkeit verwiesen wird, und empfiehlt sonst deren unmittelbare Repräsentation (?historia?). Das Ergebnis ist aus unserer Sicht Pseudo-Historie,... more...

  • Dreamland Japanby Frederik L. Schodt

    Stone Bridge Press 2013; US$ 19.95

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

  • Ed vs. Yummy Furby Brian Evenson; Tom Kaczynski

    Uncivilized Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    A smart and passionate exegesis of Chester Brown's seminal comic book, Yummy Fur . more...