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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Comicsby Roger Hurn

    RISING STARS UK LTD 2008; US$ 6.99

    Read about the history and art of comics, including the origination of Desperate Dan!The Snapshots series of colourful and visually appealing titles is designed to engage 9 to 14 year old reluctant readers. With their bold design and familiar subject matter – from battles to Batman – these books are perfect for guided reading and for encouraging... more...

  • Superheroesby Frances Ridley

    RISING STARS UK LTD 2008; US$ 6.99

    Who is your favourite Superhero? Where do they origate from and who has the 'best' powers?The Snapshots series of colourful and visually appealing titles is designed to engage 9 to 14 year old reluctant readers. With their bold design and familiar subject matter – from battles to Batman – these books are perfect for guided reading... 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...

  • Linguistics and the Study of Comicsby Frank Bramlett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Do Irish superheroes actually sound Irish? Why are Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons funny? How do political cartoonists in India, Turkey, and the US get their point across? These questions and many more are answered in this new collection on linguistics and comics, which explores language and how the verbal and the visual interact. 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...