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

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.95

    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...

  • Comics and the U.S. Southby Brannon Costello; Qiana J. Whitted

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 55.00

    Comics and the U.S. South offers a wide-ranging and long overdue assessment of how life and culture in the United States South is represented in serial comics, graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and webcomics. Diverting the lens of comics studies from the skyscrapers of Superman's Metropolis or Chris Ware's Chicago to the swamps, back roads, small... more...

  • Medieval Oral Literatureby Karl Reichl

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 252.00

    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...

  • The Art of Comicsby Aaron Meskin; Roy T. Cook; Warren Ellis

    Wiley 2011; US$ 27.95

    The Art of Comics is the first-ever collection of essays published in English devoted to the philosophical topics raised by comics and graphic novels. In an area of growing philosophical interest, this volume constitutes a great leap forward in the development of this fast expanding field, and makes a powerful contribution to the philosophy of art.... more...

  • Triumph of The Walking Deadby James Lowder; Joe R. Lansdale; Jay Bonansinga; Jonathan Maberry; Kim Paffenroth; Lisa Morton; Kyle William Bishop; Craig Fischer; Kenneth Hite; Kay Steiger; Ned Vizzini; Scott Kenemore; Brendan Riley; Arnold T. Blumberg; Vince Liaguno; David Hopkins; Steven Schlozman

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2011; US$ 14.95

    All zombies are created equal. All zombie stories are not. From its humble beginnings as an indie comic book, The Walking Dead has become a pop culture juggernaut boasting New York Times –bestselling trade paperbacks, a hit television series, and enough fans to successfully take on any zombie uprising. Triumph of The Walking Dead explores... more...

  • Point Your Face at Thisby Demetri Martin

    Grand Central Publishing 2013; Not Available

    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; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...