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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Chicharito - The Biography of Javier Hernandezby Frank Worrall

    John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 10.19

    Javier Hernandez – better known to legions of Manchester United fans as Chicharito – is one of the most exciting young talents in football today.Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Hernandez joined his local club C D Guadalajara at the age of nine and signed his first contract at 15. Making his full debut in 2006, he impressed in the Mexican league so much... more...