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  • The Comics of Joss Whedonby Valerie Estelle Frankel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    A great deal of scholarship has focused on Joss Whedon's television and film work, which includes Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, The Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers. But Whedon's work in the world of comics has largely been ignored. He created his own dystopian heroine, Fray, assembled the goofy... more...

  • Postcolonial Comicsby Binita Mehta; Pia Mukherji

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    This collection examines new comic-book cultures, graphic writing, and bande dessinťe texts as they relate to postcolonialism in contemporary Anglophone and Francophone settings. The individual chapters are framed within a larger enquiry that considers definitive aspects of the postcolonial condition in twenty-first-century (con)texts. The authors... more...

  • From Comic Strips to Graphic Novelsby Daniel Stein; Jan-NoŽl Thon

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    This essay collection examines the theory and history of graphic narrative as one of the most interesting and versatile forms of narrative beyond traditional literary texts. Analyzing a wide range of texts, genres, and narrative strategies from both theoretical and historical perspectives, its various contributors offer state-of-the-art... more...

  • Doodle Diary of a New Momby Lucy Scott

    Running Press 2015; US$ 12.95

    Lucy Scott is the co-founder of a pre-production visualizing studio called Treehouse 24 and has had her artwork exhibited in London, New York, Edinburgh, and Tbilisi. Lucy lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. more...

  • Twelve-Cent Archieby Bart Beaty

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    For over seventy-five years, Archie and the gang at Riverdale High have been America?s most iconic teenagers. Yet they have been relatively ignored by scholars?until now. Twelve-Cent Archie is both the first academic study of these comics and an innovative creative work in its own right. In a hundred short chapters, renowned comics scholar Bart... more...

  • The Man from Kryptonby Glenn Yeffeth

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 17.95

    Leading writers discuss, debate, and celebrate the legend of Superman in this anthology, contending that his legend is a truly American myth. Superman was an immigrant with little more than the clothes on his back and raised by simple farmers, absorbing their humble values. He always chose to do the right thing, fighting for truth, justice, and the... more...

  • Freundesbriefe 1922-1955by Ernst Robert Curtius; Max Rychner; Frank-Rutger Hausmann; Claudia Mertz-Rychner

    Vittorio Klostermann 2015; US$ 377.89

    Der Briefwechsel zwischen dem Bonner Romanisten Ernst Robert Curtius (1886?1956) und dem Schweizer Literaturkritiker Max Rychner (1897?1965) umfasst 604 Briefe aus den Jahren 1922 bis 1955. Curtius hat Arbeiten zu romanistischen und verwandten literaturwissenschaftlichen Themen verŲffentlicht und Autoren wie Proust, Gide, Joyce, Ortega y Gasset u.a.... more...

  • Funnybooksby Michael Barrier

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Funnybooks is the story of the most popular American comic books of the 1940s and 1950s, those published under the Dell label. For a time, "Dell Comics Are Good Comics" was more than a slogan?it was a simple statement of fact. Many of the stories written and drawn by people like Carl Barks (Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge), John Stanley (Little Lulu),... more...

  • Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novelsby Carolene Ayaka; Ian Hague

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Multiculturalism, and its representation, has long presented challenges for the medium of comics. This book presents a wide ranging survey of the ways in which comics have dealt with the diversity of creators and characters and the (lack of) visibility for characters who don?t conform to particular cultural stereotypes. Contributors engage with ethnicity... more...

  • American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religionby A. David Lewis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Unlocking a new and overdue model for reading comic books, this unique volume explores religious interpretations of popular comic book superheroes such as the Green Lantern and the Hulk. This superhero subgenre offers a hermeneutic for those interested in†integrating mutiplicity into religious practices and considerations of the afterlife. more...