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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Barbarian North in Medieval Imaginationby Robert Rix

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the sustained interest in legends of the pagan and peripheral North, tracing and analyzing the use of an ?out-of-Scandinavia? legend (Scandinavia as an ancestral homeland) in a wide range of medieval texts from all over Europe, with a focus on the Anglo-Saxon tradition. The pagan North was an imaginative region, which attracted... more...

  • The Intern's Manifestoby Matthew Cross

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 10.19

    You don?t have to be mad to work here ... but it helps!? Being an intern in the modern world of corporate and creative offices is – without question – one of the most challenging, rewarding, enjoyable and frustrating jobs in the world. Young, talented and hard-working, interns and apprentices are the future of business, yet are often treated as cheap... more...

  • Comics through Timeby M. Keith Booker

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 415.00

    The 1978 graphic novel A Contract with God established "comics for adults." more...

  • Death, Disability, and the Superheroby José Alaniz

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    The first full-length examination of the evolving superhero through the lens of disability studies more...

  • What's the Big Idea, Charlie Brown?by Charles M. Schulz; Tom Brannon

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    Charlie Brown and his friends are throwing a party to celebrate great inventions! To prepare for the party, everyone in the Peanuts gang is coming up with a favorite “big idea? from history. But Charlie Brown has a problem: he can?t think of any big ideas! Rediscover history?s great inventions?and learn about a very important inventor you?ve never... more...