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  • 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...

  • Web-Spinning Heroicsby Robert Moses Peaslee; Robert G Weiner

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

    This volume collects a wide-ranging sample of fresh analyses of Spider-Man. It traverses boundaries of medium, genre, epistemology and discipline in essays both insightful and passionate that move forward the study of one of the world's most beloved characters. The editors have crafted the book for fans, creators and academics alike. Foreword by... more...

  • Die wundersame Welt der Atomisby Peter Evers

    Wiley 2012; US$ 27.50

    Die "Atomis" sind die Hauptdarsteller in ca. 100 lustigen und satirischen Cartoons zur Physik. Nicht nur bei eingefleischten Physikern hat der humorvolle Umgang von Peter Evers mit Situationen und Begriffen aus der Physik in der regelmäßigen Rubrik der "Physikalischen Blätter" über nunmehr fast 10 Jahre eine breite Leserschaft... more...

  • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Selfish Giant/The Star Childby Oscar Wilde; P. Craig Russell

    NBM Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    One of comic art?s most respected and pioneering artists, well known for his opera adaptations and beautiful fantasy work, P. Craig Russell is in the process of adapting Oscar Wilde?s famous fairy tales in a series of landmark volumes. This volumes the Selfish Giant and Star Child. more...

  • We Go Pogoby Kerry D. Soper

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00

    Walt Kelly (1913-1973) is one of the most respected and innovative American cartoonists of the twentieth century. His long-running Pogo newspaper strip has been cited by modern comics artists and scholars as one of the best ever. Cartoonists Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Jeff Smith (Bone), and Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows) have all cited Kelly... more...

  • Grundstrukturen mittelalterlicher Erzählungenby Uta Störmer-Caysa

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 490.00

    Working on the basis of modern narratological theories, this book introduces the reader to the poetics of epic texts from the Middle Ages and thus provides a foundation for the independent analysis of pre-modern narrative structures. The introduction takes as its starting point theories of time and space from Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and among... more...

  • Performing Medieval Narrativeby Evelyn Birge Vitz; Nancy Freeman Regalado; Marilyn Lawrence

    Boydell & Brewer 2005; US$ 90.00

    Broad and wide-ranging survey of and investigation into the important question of whether medieval narrative was designed for performance. more...

  • The Meaning of Superhero Comic Booksby Terrence R. Wandtke

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

    For decades, scholars have been making the connection between the design of the superhero story and the mythology of the ancient folktale. Moving beyond simple comparisons and common explanations, this volume details how the workings of the superhero comics industry and the conventions of the medium have developed a culture like that of traditional... more...

  • Critical Approaches to Comicsby Matthew J. Smith; Randy Duncan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95

    Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which students can then apply to interrogate and critique... more...