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  • Comic Books and the Cold War, 1946–1962by Chris York; Rafiel York

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Conventional wisdom holds that comic books of the post-World War II era are poorly drawn and poorly written publications, notable only for the furor they raised. Contributors to this thoughtful collection, however, demonstrate that these comics constitute complex cultural documents that create a dialogue between mainstream values and alternative beliefs... more...

  • Imagination and Meaning in Calvin and Hobbesby Jamey Heit

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    From 1985 to 1995, the syndicated comic strip Calvin and Hobbes followed the antics of a precocious six-year-old boy and his sardonic stuffed tiger. At the height of its popularity, the strip ran in more than 2,400 newspapers and generated a fan base that continues to run in the millions. This critical analysis of Calvin and Hobbes explores Calvin's... more...

  • Point Your Face at Thisby Demetri Martin

    Grand Central Publishing 2013; US$ 8.99

    The New York Times bestselling writer and comedian Demetri Martin is back with a brand new collection of drawings that urge you to: POINT YOUR FACE AT THIS In his first book, This Is a Book , Demetri Martin introduced fans and readers to his unique brand of long-form humor writing. That book spent twelve weeks on the New York Times bestseller... more...

  • Humblebragby Harris Wittels

    Grand Central Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    From comedian and writer (Parks and Recreation, Eastbound & Down) Harris Wittels comes a hysterical breakdown of boasts, brags, and self-adulation disguised as humble comments and complaints-based on his popular @humblebrag Twitter feed. Something immediately annoyed Harris Wittels about Twitter. All of a sudden it was acceptable to brag, so long... more...

  • Medieval Translations and Cultural Discourseby Sif Rikhardsdottir

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    An examination of what the translation of medieval French texts into different European languages can reveal about the differences between cultures. more...

  • Comic und Literatur: Konstellationenby Monika Schmitz-Emans

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00

    Until now, scholars in literary and cultural studies have barely touched upon the multiple points of engagement between comics and literature. Drawing on a number of specific examples, the contributors to this volume illustrate the diversity of issues that arise in looking at the relationship between comics and literature. The book includes a consideration... more...

  • Heroes and Anti-Heroes in Medieval Romanceby Neil Cartlidge

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    Investigations into the heroic - or not - behaviour of the protagonists of medieval romance. more...

  • Super-Historyby Jeffrey K. Johnson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    In the less than eight decades since Superman's debut in 1938, comic book superheroes have become an indispensable part of American society and the nation's dominant mythology. They represent America's hopes, dreams, fears, and needs. As a form of popular literature, superhero narratives have closely mirrored trends and events in the nation. This study... more...

  • Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Readerby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2012; US$ 16.95

    Uncle John's sweet 16th edition proves the Bathroom Readers' Institute is as unstoppable as ever! This ALL-NEW edition of the world's best-selling bathroom trivia series is overflowing with tons of great reading material. As always, the articles are divided by length for your convenience -- from quick hits, to medium-sized reads, to the extended sitting... more...

  • Reading Comicsby Douglas Wolk

    Da Capo Press 2007; US$ 22.95

    The first serious, readable, provocative, canon-smashing book of comics criticism by the leading critic in the field more...