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  • Comic Books and the Cold War, 1946–1962by Chris York; Rafiel York

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Conventional wisdom holds that comic books of the post-World War II era are poorly drawn and poorly written publications, notable only for the furor they raised. Contributors to this thoughtful collection, however, demonstrate that these comics constitute complex cultural documents that create a dialogue between mainstream values and alternative beliefs... more...

  • Imagination and Meaning in Calvin and Hobbesby Jamey Heit

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    From 1985 to 1995, the syndicated comic strip Calvin and Hobbes followed the antics of a precocious six-year-old boy and his sardonic stuffed tiger. At the height of its popularity, the strip ran in more than 2,400 newspapers and generated a fan base that continues to run in the millions. This critical analysis of Calvin and Hobbes explores Calvin's... more...

  • Medieval Translations and Cultural Discourseby Sif Rikhardsdottir

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    An examination of what the translation of medieval French texts into different European languages can reveal about the differences between cultures. more...

  • Comic und Literatur: Konstellationenby Monika Schmitz-Emans

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 114.99

    The linguae& litterae series, edited by Peter Auer, Gesa von Essen and Werner Frick, documents the research activities of the School of Languageand Literature of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). These research activities in literary studies and linguistics are characterized by an approach that is theoretically... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    This essay collection examines the theory and history of graphic narrative – realized in various different formats, including comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels – as one of the most interesting and versatile forms of storytelling in contemporary media culture. The contributions assembled in this volume test the applicability... more...

  • Super-Historyby Jeffrey K. Johnson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    In the less than eight decades since Superman's debut in 1938, comic book superheroes have become an indispensable part of American society and the nation's dominant mythology. They represent America's hopes, dreams, fears, and needs. As a form of popular literature, superhero narratives have closely mirrored trends and events in the nation. This study... more...

  • Heroes and Anti-Heroes in Medieval Romanceby Neil Cartlidge

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    Investigations into the heroic - or not - behaviour of the protagonists of medieval romance. 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...

  • Comicsby Roger Hurn

    RISING STARS UK LTD 2008; US$ 6.99

    Read about the history and art of comics, including the origination of Desperate Dan!The Snapshots series of colourful and visually appealing titles is designed to engage 9 to 14 year old reluctant readers. With their bold design and familiar subject matter – from battles to Batman – these books are perfect for guided reading and for encouraging... more...

  • Superheroesby Frances Ridley

    RISING STARS UK LTD 2008; US$ 6.99

    Who is your favourite Superhero? Where do they origate from and who has the 'best' powers?The Snapshots series of colourful and visually appealing titles is designed to engage 9 to 14 year old reluctant readers. With their bold design and familiar subject matter – from battles to Batman – these books are perfect for guided reading... more...