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  • Witchworldby Emma Fischel; Chris Riddell

    Nosy Crow 2014; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • Reading the Middle Agesby Theodore L. Steinberg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 35.00

    Medieval literature is separated from us by so many centuries that it may seem completely foreign, both in its concerns and its techniques. However, this literature has much to say to 21st century readers and Steinberg's book demonstrates its continuing relevance and appeal. This introduction to medieval literature provides some of the cultural... more...

  • Mechademia 8by Frenchy Lunning

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Known as the ?Walt Disney of Japan? it is no surprise that Tezuka Osamu is still the best-known manga creator to Western fans. Current scholarship has uncovered the profound complexity and ambiguity not only of his work but of the man, the artist, and his life?dismantling his position as the god of manga. Contributors to this volume of Mechademia... more...

  • Die Philosophie bei "The Walking Dead"by ; Joachim rber

    Wiley 2014; US$ 13.50 US$ 11.70

    Die amerikanische Erfolgsserie "The Walking Dead" erzahlt vom Kampf einer Gruppe Uberlebender nach einer weltweiten Zombie-Apokalypse. Die Untoten stellen deshalb auch immer eine permanente Bedrohung dar. Neben dieser todlichen Gefahr durch die Untoten, ist besonders die Dynamik - die Konflikte und Spannungen - innerhalb der Gruppe der Uberlebenden... more...

  • The Barbarian North in Medieval Imaginationby Robert Rix

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the sustained interest in legends of the pagan and peripheral North, tracing and analyzing the use of an ?out-of-Scandinavia? legend (Scandinavia as an ancestral homeland) in a wide range of medieval texts from all over Europe, with a focus on the Anglo-Saxon tradition. The pagan North was an imaginative region, which attracted... more...

  • Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novelsby Carolene Ayaka; Ian Hague

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Multiculturalism, and its representation, has long presented challenges for the medium of comics. This book presents a wide ranging survey of the ways in which comics have dealt with the diversity of creators and characters and the (lack of) visibility for characters who don?t conform to particular cultural stereotypes. Contributors engage with ethnicity... more...

  • Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes]by M. Booker

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 415.00

    Comics and graphic novels have recently become big business, serving as the inspiration for blockbuster Hollywood movies such as the Iron Man series of films and the hit television drama The Walking Dead . But comics have been popular throughout the 20th century despite the significant effects of the restrictions of the Comics Code in place from... more...

  • 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...