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  • Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literatureby Larissa Tracy

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 24.99

    A new look at the way in which medieval European literature depicts torture and brutality. more...

  • Delayed Departureby Ann Merivale

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 8.99

    Rescue ghosts and help to clean up our polluted atmosphere. more...

  • Picklesby Brian Crane

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1998; US$ 8.99

    A selection of more than 150 of the best daily strips from Brian Crane's hugely popular cartoon Pickles. more...

  • Fan Phenomena: Batmanby Liam Burke

    Intellect Books Ltd 2013; US$ 19.00

    From his debut in a six-page comic in 1939 to his most recent portrayal by Christian Bale in the blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises, Batman is perhaps the world’s most popular superhero. The continued relevance of the caped crusader could be attributed to his complex character, his dual identity, or his commitment to justice. But, as the contributors... more...

  • Barlaam und Josaphat in der europäischen Literatur des Mittelaltersby Constanza Cordoni

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Die Legende von Barlaam und Josaphat - von der Forschung in der Regel als eine aus Indien stammende Legende gehalten - verbreitete sich nach Byzanz und Europa, wo sie zu einem regelrechten Bestseller des Mittelalters wurde. Seit dem 12. Jahrhundert und nach verschiedenen lateinischen Vorlagen - der so genannten Vulgata , deren Epitomen... more...

  • American Theology, Superhero Comics, and Cinemaby Anthony Mills

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.51

    Stan Lee, who was the head writer of Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, co-created such popular heroes as Spider-Man, Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and Daredevil. This book traces the ways in which American theologians and comic books of the era were not only both saying things about what it means to be human, but, starting with... more...

  • The Ages of Wonder Womanby Joseph J. Darowski

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00

    Created in 1941 by the psychologist William Marston, Wonder Woman would go on to have one of the longest continuous runs of published comic book adventures in the history of the industry. More than 70 years after her debut, Wonder Woman remains a popular culture icon. Throughout the intervening years many comic book creators have had a hand in guiding... more...

  • Comics as History, Comics as Literatureby Annessa Ann Babic

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2013; US$ 46.50

    This anthology hosts a collection of essays examining the role of comics as portals for historical and academic content, while keeping the approach on an international market versus the American one. more...

  • Comics and the Sensesby Ian Hague

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.51

    Attempts to define what comics are and explain how they work have not always been successful because they are premised upon the idea that comic strips, comic books and graphic novels are inherently and almost exclusively visual. This book challenges that premise, and asserts that comics is not just a visual medium. The book outlines the multisensory... more...

  • X-Men and the Mutant Metaphorby Joseph J. Darowski

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 80.50

    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...