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- 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...
- Titan Books 2011; US$ 6.99
Before Marvel, before Captain America, before Simon and Kirby, and before comics there was Joe Simon. Born in 1913, the son of an immigrant tailor, he's been an artist all his life. A newspaper writer, photographer, and cartoonist, and the first editor at the company that became Marvel Comics, he was the man who hired Stan Lee for his first job. Entering... more...
- Titan Books 2011; US$ 5.99
You may not know it, but you've seen Vic Armstrong's work in countless movies. From performing stunts in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice to directing the actions scenes for recent blockbusters The Green Hornet and Thor, the Academy Award-winning Vic Armstrong has been a legend in the movie industry for over 40 years. Along the way he's been... more...
- NBM Publishing 2004; US$ 6.99
Folktales are the bones of society. Through them the lessons of love, courage and maturity are told from an elderly generation to its children. What was once a strong tradition in asian culture is fast disappearing. ?Songs of Our Ancestors? is an exploration of these folktales and their cultures. This second volume adapts three Chinese tales themed... more...
- NBM Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99
Introducing the delightfully precise and beautifully designed art of Patrick Atangan in a new series of adaptations of traditional Asian tales. This book, drawn in the ukiyo-e style (world of floating pictures), presents "The Yellow Jar" which centers around a simple fisherman and a beautiful maiden he takes as wife, after finding her in a magic jar.... more...
- Nosy Crow 2014; US$ 10.99
Flo is a thoroughly modern witchgirl. She has a spellstick, travels about in her skyrider and wouldn't know a cauldron if she fell into one. But when her grandmother turns up on an actual boomstick, warning that ghouls are about to attack Witchworld, Flo realises that everything she's been told about being a witch is just hocus pocus... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 35.00
Medieval literature is separated from us by so many centuries that it may seem completely foreign, both in its concerns and its techniques. However, this literature has much to say to 21st century readers and Steinberg's book demonstrates its continuing relevance and appeal. This introduction to medieval literature provides some of the cultural... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Known as the ?Walt Disney of Japan? it is no surprise that Tezuka Osamu is still the best-known manga creator to Western fans. Current scholarship has uncovered the profound complexity and ambiguity not only of his work but of the man, the artist, and his life?dismantling his position as the god of manga. Contributors to this volume of Mechademia... more...