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Graphic novels: history & criticism books

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The Doomster's Monolithic Pocket Alphabet by Theo Prasidis, Maarten Donders The Doomster's Monolithic Pocket Alphabet
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Bongs, goats, amps, and a lot of naked nuns! In five decades of wretched existence, doom metal has evolved into a vast orchard of unearthly delights. Explore its unholy rites with THE DOOMSTER'S MONOLITHIC POCKET ALPHABET, the definitive illustrated lexicon...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/11/2017

Slugfest Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC by Reed Tucker Slugfest Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC

The most bruising battle in the superhero world isn't between spandex-clad characters -- it's between the publishers themselves. For more than 50 years, Marvel and DC have been locked in an epic war, tirelessly trading punches and trying to do...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Superhero Comics by Christopher (Washington and Lee University, USA) Gavaler Superhero Comics
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A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Superhero Comics helps readers explore the most successful and familiar of comic book genres. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book reveals: *The history of superhero comics-from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Superhero Comics by Christopher (Washington and Lee University, USA) Gavaler Superhero Comics
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A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Superhero Comics helps readers explore the most successful and familiar of comic book genres. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book reveals: *The history of superhero comics-from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Mangasia The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics by Paul Gravett Mangasia The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics

A comprehensive visual survey of comic-art styles and themes throughout Japan and Asia
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Captain Scarlet Manual by Sam Denham Captain Scarlet Manual

Following the success of the Haynes Thunderbirds Manual, the same author/illustrator team turn their attention to Captain Scarlet, another iconic sci-fi creation of the late Gerry Anderson.This fascinating manual is a technical guide to Spectrum, the global security service of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/09/2017

The Little Book of Captain America by Roy Thomas The Little Book of Captain America


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Little Book of Avengers by Roy Thomas The Little Book of Avengers


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Coming Soon

Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere by Hillary L. Chute Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere

The massive impact that comics have had on our culture becomes more and more clear every day, from the critically acclaimed musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking comic, to the dozens of superhero films hitting cinemas every year....
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/12/2017

Animal Comics Multispecies Storyworlds in Graphic Narratives by David (Researcher, Durham University, UK) Herman Animal Comics Multispecies Storyworlds in Graphic Narratives
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Animal characters abound in graphic narratives ranging from Krazy Kat and Maus to WE3 and Terra Formars. Exploring these and other multispecies storyworlds presented in words and images, Animal Comics draws together work in comics studies, narrative theory, and cross-disciplinary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

Other books in this genre

The Little Book of Fantastic Four by Roy Thomas The Little Book of Fantastic Four


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Little Book of Spider-Man by Roy Thomas The Little Book of Spider-Man


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Comics of Charles Schulz The Good Grief of Modern Life by Jared Gardner The Comics of Charles Schulz The Good Grief of Modern Life

Collects new essays on the work of the creator of the immensely popular Peanuts comic strip. Despite Schulz's celebrity, few scholarly books on his work and career have been published. This collection serves as a foundation for future study not...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/07/2017

North Korean Graphic Novels by Martin Petersen North Korean Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are a major art form in North Korea, produced by agents of the regime to set out its vision in a range of important areas. This book provides an analysis of North Korean graphic novels, discussing the ideals...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/06/2017

Media of Serial Narrative by Frank Kelleter Media of Serial Narrative


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2017

Moe Manifesto An Insider's Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming by Patrick W. Galbraith Moe Manifesto An Insider's Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming

MOE is a huge cultural phenomenon and one of the driving forces behind the enormous success of Japanese anime and manga not just in Japan now, but throughout the world
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/04/2017

Media of Serial Narrative by Frank Kelleter Media of Serial Narrative


Format: Hardback - Released: 17/04/2017

Comics and Memory in Latin America by Jorge Catala Carrasco Comics and Memory in Latin America

Latin American comics and graphic novels have a unique history of addressing controversial political, cultural, and social issues. This volume presents new perspectives on how comics on and from Latin America both view and express memory formation on major historical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/04/2017

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