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  • The Horror Comicsby William Schoell

    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...

  • Gut Busters and Belly Laughsby Steven D. Price

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    Although no one has ever said that growing old is a zany laugh riot, humor certainly eases the path to and through one?s golden years. And here is a heaping dose of jokes and anecdotes (anecdotes for one?s anec-dotage, you might say) to lighten and brighten the day of anyone who?s reached that certain age. You and the special senior in your life will... more...

  • Comic Art, Creativity and the Lawby M. H. Greenberg

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘An intellectual tour de force and a compelling read . . . Far beyond a practical guide to the law of comics (though it is that too), Greenberg's book touches on the nature of creativity, the basis for IP law, and the history of this fascinating medium.’- Professor Mark A. Lemley, Director, Stanford Law School, USThe creation of works... 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...

  • A Brief History of Superheroesby Brian J. Robb

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 13.11

    A fascinating written exploration of the superhero phenomenon, from its beginnings in the depths of Great Depression to the blockbuster movies of today. For over 90 years, superheroes have been interrogated, deconstructed, and reinvented. In this wide-ranging study, Robb looks at the diverse characters, their creators, and the ways in which... more...

  • Ed vs. Yummy Furby Brian Evenson; Tom Kaczynski

    Uncivilized Books 2014; US$ 6.99

    A smart and passionate exegesis of Chester Brown's seminal comic book, Yummy Fur . 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Reading Comicsby Mila Bongco

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...