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  • The Comics of Joss Whedonby Valerie Estelle Frankel

    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...

  • The Choke Artistby David Yoo

    Grand Central Publishing 2012; Not Available

    In this brutally honest collection of often cringe-inducing episodes, David Yoo perfectly captures the cycle of failure and fear from childhood through adulthood. Whether he's wearing four layers of clothing to artificially beef up his slim frame, routinely testing highlighters against his forearm to see if he indeed has yellow skin, or preemptively... more...

  • Grant Morrisonby Marc Singer

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 25.00

    One of the most eclectic and distinctive writers currently working in comics, Grant Morrison (b. 1960) brings the auteurist sensibility of alternative comics and graphic novels to the popular genres-superhero, science fiction, and fantasy-that dominate the American and British comics industries. His comics range from bestsellers featuring the most... more...

  • Medieval Oral Literatureby Karl Reichl

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 238.00

    Although problems of orality have been much discussed by medievalists, there is to date no comprehensive handbook on this topic. In ?Medieval Oral Literature? in the ?De Gruyter Lexikon? series, an international team of scholars has provided an in-depth discussion both of theoretical issues and various poetic traditions and genres. In... more...

  • Hand of Fireby Charles Hatfield

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 25.00

    Jack Kirby (1917-1994) is one of the most influential and popular artists in comics history. With Stan Lee, he created the Fantastic Four and defined the drawing and narrative style of Marvel Comics from the 1960s to the present day. Kirby is credited with creating or cocreating a number of Marvel's mainstay properties, among them the X-Men, the Hulk,... more...

  • 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...