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  • American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religionby A. David Lewis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Unlocking a new and overdue model for reading comic books, this unique volume explores religious interpretations of popular comic book superheroes such as the Green Lantern and the Hulk. This superhero subgenre offers a hermeneutic for those interested in†integrating mutiplicity into religious practices and considerations of the afterlife. more...

  • Mostly Manga: A Genre Guide to Popular Manga, Manhwa, Manhua, and Animeby Elizabeth Kalen

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 55.00

    Japanese manga and anime, Korean manhwa, and Chinese manhua are Asian graphic novels and animated films that have gained great popularity in the last ten years and now are found in most public library collections. Mostly Manga: A Genre Guide to Popular Manga, Manhwa, Manhua, and Anime is the first readers' advisory guide to focus on this important... more...

  • Twelve-Cent Archieby Bart Beaty

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    For over seventy-five years, Archie and the gang at Riverdale High have been America?s most iconic teenagers. Yet they have been relatively ignored by scholars?until now. Twelve-Cent Archie is both the first academic study of these comics and an innovative creative work in its own right. In a hundred short chapters, renowned comics scholar Bart... more...

  • From Comic Strips to Graphic Novelsby Daniel Stein; Jan-NoŽl Thon

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 26.49

    This essay collection examines the theory and history of graphic narrative as one of the most interesting and versatile forms of storytelling in contemporary media culture. Its contributions test the applicability of narratological concepts to graphic narrative, examine aspects of graphic narrative beyond the ?single work?, consider the... more...

  • 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...

  • Grant Morrison and the Superhero Renaissanceby Darragh Greene; Kate Roddy

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Superheroes are enjoying a cultural resurgence, dominating the box office and breaking out of specialty comics stores onto the shelves of mainstream retailers. A leading figure behind the superhero Renaissance is Grant Morrison, long-time architect of the DC Comics' universe and author of many of the most successful comic books in recent years.... more...

  • Son of Classics and Comicsby George Kovacs; C. W. Marshall

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Son of Classics and Comics presents thirteen original studies of representations of the ancient world in the medium of comics. Building on the foundation established by their groundbreaking Classics and Comics , Kovacs and Marshall have gathered a wide range of studies with a new, global perspective. more...

  • The Snow Queenby Hans Christian Andersen; Misha Hoekstra; Lucie Arnoux

    Pushkin Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    A fresh new translation of one of the world's best and most inspiring fairy tales When Kay is cursed by a magic mirror, he can no longer perceive goodness in anything - not his best friend Gerda, nor the roses in the garden. One wintry evening, he is kidnapped by the wicked Snow Queen and swept away to live for ever in her kingdom of ice. Friendless... more...

  • Marvel Comics' Civil War and the Age of Terrorby Kevin Michael Scott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Marvel Comics has an established tradition of addressing relevant real-life issues facing the American public. With the publication of Civil War (2006-2007), a seven-issue crossover storyline spanning the Marvel universe, they focused on contemporary anxieties such as terrorism and threats to privacy and other civil liberties. This collection of new... more...

  • The Avengers and Philosophyby William Irwin; Mark D. White

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.95 US$ 16.50

    An engaging look at the philosophical underpinnings of Earth's Mightiest Heroes Avengers assemble! Tackling intriguing dilemmas and issues that no single great philosopher can withstand, this powerful book enlists the brainpower of an A-list team of history's most prominent thinkers to explore the themes behind the action of Marvel Comics' all-star... more...