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  • 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...

  • Historische und religiöse Erzählungenby Fritz Peter Knapp; Geert Henricus Marie Claassens; Hartmut Kugler

    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...

  • The Origins of Comicsby Thierry Smolderen; Bart Beaty; Nick Nguyen

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 125.00

    In The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay , Thierry Smolderen presents a cultural landscape whose narrative differs in many ways from those presented by other historians of the comic strip. Rather than beginning his inquiry with the popularly accepted "sequential art" definition of the comic strip, Smolderen instead wishes to... 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...