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- Intellect Books Ltd 2013; US$ 19.00
From his debut in a six-page comic in 1939 to his most recent portrayal by Christian Bale in the blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises, Batman is perhaps the world?s most popular superhero. The continued relevance of the caped crusader could be attributed to his complex character, his dual identity, or his commitment to justice. But, as the contributors... more...
- Portable Press 2013; US$ 19.99
2014 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Winner in Humor! The 26th annual edition of Uncle John?s wildly successful series is all-new and jam-packed with the BRI?s patented mix of fun and information. Open up to any page and you may find an interesting origin (like the origin of the snowglobe) or a piece of obscure history (like the true story... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 105.64
This study explores a popular medieval European narrative, the legend of Barlaam and Josaphat. It offers a compendium-like presentation of the rich narrative tradition, and an examination of a corpus of texts in the light of cultural and poetological questions. The book is structured to allow for comparison, contributing to comparative... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Stan Lee, who was the head writer of Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, co-created such popular heroes as Spider-Man, Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and Daredevil. This book traces the ways in which American theologians and comic books of the era were not only both saying things about what it means to be human, but, starting with... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00
Created in 1941 by the psychologist William Marston, Wonder Woman would go on to have one of the longest continuous runs of published comic book adventures in the history of the industry. More than 70 years after her debut, Wonder Woman remains a popular culture icon. Throughout the intervening years many comic book creators have had a hand in guiding... more...
- Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2013; US$ 44.99
This anthology hosts a collection of essays examining the role of comics as portals for historical and academic content, while keeping the approach on an international market versus the American one. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Attempts to define what comics are and explain how they work have not always been successful because they are premised upon the idea that comic strips, comic books and graphic novels are inherently and almost exclusively visual. This book challenges that premise, and asserts that comics is not just a visual medium. The book outlines the multisensory... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99
Among both fans and the academic community, there is a general assumption that the X-Men franchise is one of the most progressive and inclusive superhero comic books that has been published. However, this study challenges such assumptions, revealing that there is an unfortunate trend throughout the majority of the title?s history: Minority characters... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95
Many Jewish artists and writers contributed to the creation of popular comics and graphic novels, and in The Quest for Jewish Belief and Identity in the Graphic Novel , Stephen E. Tabachnick takes readers on an engaging tour of graphic novels that explore themes of Jewish identity and belief. The creators of Superman (Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster),... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
This historical and critical survey looks at horror comics from the Golden Age of the 40s, through the Silver Age of the 60s, up until the early 80s--the end of the Bronze Age. Included are the earliest series, like American Comics Group's Adventures into the Unknown and Prize Comics' Frankenstein, and the controversial graphic and gory comics... more...