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- 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 2013; US$ 84.99
This discursive volume covers a breadth of material from Ancient Rome to 9/11and its scope of historical insight and use of theory makes this a critical read for anyone studying popular culture. Its creative examination of women?s rights, cultural mandates, and social movements through the pages of comics will engage the reader and scholar on a new... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
This book asserts that comics is not just a visual medium and outlines the multisensory aspects of comics: the visual, audible, tactile, olfactory and gustatory elements of the medium. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00
This collection of 13 new essays employs ethnographic methods to investigate San Diego's Comic-Con International, the largest annual celebration of the popular arts in North America. Working from a common grounding in fan studies, these individual explorations examine a range of cultural practices at an event drawing crowds of nearly 125,000 each... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99
This collection of essays explores the developing relationship between superheroes and various forms of media, examining how the superhero genre, which was once limited primarily to a single medium (comic books/graphic novels) has been developed into video games, digital comics, films, Internet criticism, novelizations, television programs, the fanboy... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 64.99
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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 238.00
GLMF IV is devoted to historical and religious narratives of various origins adapted from the French, including German and Dutch historical epics based on ancient romances about Alexander, Aeneas, Troy (Part A), the historical epic based on Chansons de geste in five epic cycles (Part B), and shorter German religious narratives, such as Hartmann's "Gregorius"... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
This study explores a popular medieval European narrative modeled on the life of Buddha. 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 medieval literary... more...