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  • 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...

  • Our Superheroes, Ourselvesby Robin S. PhD Rosenberg

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    Why are so many people fascinated by superheroes? In this thoughtful, engaging, and intelligent collection, editor Robin Rosenberg -- psychologist, writer, and well-known expert on the psychology of superheroes -- compiles essays by some of the world's leading scholars to address our relationships with superheroes (and supervillains) as well as the... more...

  • Studying Comics and Graphic Novelsby Karin Kukkonen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 32.95 US$ 28.56

    This introduction to studying comics and graphic novels is a structured guide to a popular topic. It deploys new cognitive methods of textual analysis and features activities and exercises throughout. Deploys novel cognitive approaches to analyze the importance of psychological and physical aspects of reader experience Carefully structured to... more...

  • Chef Tellby Ronald Joseph Kule; Regis Philbin; Walter Staib

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • Museum Vaults: Excerpts from the Journal of an Expertby Marc-Antoine Mathieu

    NBM Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    The next volume in the striking collection in co-publication with the Louvre museum. An art assessor must evaluate the vast collections of the Louvre in an alternate Kafkaesque world where all is warehoused in an endless ever deepening succession of basement levels. Mathieu, an artist who marries Escher with Kafka, brings stinging irony to the pompousness... 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...

  • Die Farben der Herrschaftby Mareike Klein

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 130.59

    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...

  • It Happens at Comic-Conby Ben Bolling; Matthew J. Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    This collection of 13 new essays employs ethnographic methods to investigate San Diego's Comic-Con International, the largest annual celebration of the popular arts in North America. Working from a common grounding in fan studies, these individual explorations examine a range of cultural practices at an event drawing crowds of nearly 125,000 each... more...

  • Reading Comicsby Mila Bongco

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...