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  • It Happens at Comic-Conby Ben Bolling; Matthew J. Smith

    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...

  • Superhero Synergiesby James N. Gilmore; Matthias Stork

    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...

  • X-Men and the Mutant Metaphorby Joseph J. Darowski

    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...

  • Delayed Departureby Ann Merivale

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Rescue ghosts and help to clean up our polluted atmosphere. more...

  • Barlaam und Josaphat in der europäischen Literatur des Mittelaltersby Constanza Cordoni

    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...

  • The Quest for Jewish Belief and Identity in the Graphic Novelby Stephen E. Tabachnick

    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...

  • Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Bookby Jordan Raphael; Tom Spurgeon

    Chicago Review Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    Based on interviews with Stan Lee and dozens of his colleagues and contemporaries, as well as extensive archival research, this book provides a professional history, an appreciation, and a critical exploration of the face of Marvel Comics. Recognized as a dazzling writer, a skilled editor, a relentless self-promoter, a credit hog, and a huckster,... more...

  • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Selfish Giant/The Star Childby Oscar Wilde; P. Craig Russell

    NBM Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    One of comic art?s most respected and pioneering artists, well known for his opera adaptations and beautiful fantasy work, P. Craig Russell is in the process of adapting Oscar Wilde?s famous fairy tales in a series of landmark volumes. This volumes the Selfish Giant and Star Child. more...

  • Drawn to New Yorkby Peter Kuper; Eric Drooker

    PM Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    A declaration of love to Peter Kuper?s adoptive city in which he has lived since 1977, this diary is a vibrant survey of New York City?s history. Through Kuper?s illustrations, this book depicts a climb to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge, the homeless living in Times Square, roller skaters in Central Park, the impact of September 11, the luxury of... more...

  • Hitchhiker's Guideby M. J. Simpson

    Oldcastle Books 2005; US$ 6.99

    Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a unique phenomenon which started... more...