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  • Die Philosophie bei "The Walking Dead"by ; Joachim rber

    Wiley 2014; US$ 13.50 US$ 12.15

    Die amerikanische Erfolgsserie "The Walking Dead" erz�hlt vom Kampf einer Gruppe �berlebender nach einer weltweiten Zombie-Apokalypse. Die Untoten stellen deshalb auch immer eine permanente Bedrohung dar. Neben dieser t�dlichen Gefahr durch die Untoten, ist besonders die Dynamik - die Konflikte und Spannungen - innerhalb der Gruppe der �berlebenden... more...

  • The Barbarian North in Medieval Imaginationby Robert Rix

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes]by M. Booker

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 415.00

    Comics and graphic novels have recently become big business, serving as the inspiration for blockbuster Hollywood movies such as the Iron Man series of films and the hit television drama The Walking Dead . But comics have been popular throughout the 20th century despite the significant effects of the restrictions of the Comics Code in place from... 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...

  • Mostly Manga: A Genre Guide to Popular Manga, Manhwa, Manhua, and Animeby Elizabeth Kalen

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 55.00

    Japanese manga and anime, Korean manhwa, and Chinese manhua are Asian graphic novels and animated films that have gained great popularity in the last ten years and now are found in most public library collections. Mostly Manga: A Genre Guide to Popular Manga, Manhwa, Manhua, and Anime is the first readers' advisory guide to focus on this important... more...

  • 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...

  • Grant Morrison and the Superhero Renaissanceby Darragh Greene; Kate Roddy

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Superheroes are enjoying a cultural resurgence, dominating the box office and breaking out of specialty comics stores onto the shelves of mainstream retailers. A leading figure behind the superhero Renaissance is Grant Morrison, long-time architect of the DC Comics' universe and author of many of the most successful comic books in recent years.... more...

  • Son of Classics and Comicsby George Kovacs; C. W. Marshall

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Son of Classics and Comics presents thirteen original studies of representations of the ancient world in the medium of comics. Building on the foundation established by their groundbreaking Classics and Comics , Kovacs and Marshall have gathered a wide range of studies with a new, global perspective. more...

  • The Snow Queenby Hans Christian Andersen; Misha Hoekstra; Lucie Arnoux

    Pushkin Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    A fresh new translation of one of the world's best and most inspiring fairy tales When Kay is cursed by a magic mirror, he can no longer perceive goodness in anything - not his best friend Gerda, nor the roses in the garden. One wintry evening, he is kidnapped by the wicked Snow Queen and swept away to live for ever in her kingdom of ice. Friendless... more...