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Graphic novels: history & criticism books

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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: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

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: 15/08/2017

Media of Serial Narrative by Frank Kelleter Media of Serial Narrative


Format: Paperback / softback - 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

The Algerian War in French-Language Comics Postcolonial Memory, History, and Subjectivity by Jennifer Howell The Algerian War in French-Language Comics Postcolonial Memory, History, and Subjectivity

This book analyzes representations of the Algerian War in French-language comics published since 1982. Throughout this book, Howell investigates the ways in which marginalized memory communities resist, rewrite, and/or repair institutionalized history in popular culture.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/04/2017

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

This edited volume presents new perspectives on how comics on and from Latin America both view and express memory formation on major historical events and processes. The contributors, from a variety of disciplines including literary theory, cultural studies, and history,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/04/2017

Drawing the Line Comics Studies and Inks, 1994-1997 by Lucy Shelton Caswell Drawing the Line Comics Studies and Inks, 1994-1997


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 14/03/2017

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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

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: 19/10/2017

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

Picturing Childhood Youth in Transnational Comics by Frederick Aldama Picturing Childhood Youth in Transnational Comics

Uniting the perspectives of comics studies and childhood studies, this pioneering collection is the first book devoted to representations of childhood in iconic US and international comics from the 1930s to the present.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2017

Picturing Childhood Youth in Transnational Comics by Frederick Aldama Picturing Childhood Youth in Transnational Comics

Comics and childhood have had a richly intertwined history for nearly a century. From Richard Outcault's Yellow Kid, Winsor McCay's Little Nemo, and Harold Gray's Little Orphan Annie to Herge's Tintin (Belgium), Jose Escobar's Zipi and Zape (Spain), and Wilhelm...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2017

The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger The 4,000-Year History of the Superhero by Jess Nevins The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger The 4,000-Year History of the Superhero

Using a broad array of historical and literary sources, this book presents an unprecedented detailed history of the superhero and its development across the course of human history. * Presents a concise but thorough history of the superhero comic industry,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/01/2017

The Trauma Graphic Novel by Andres Romero-Jodar The Trauma Graphic Novel

The end of the twentieth century and the turn of the new millennium witnessed an unprecedented flood of traumatic narratives and testimonies of suffering in literature and the arts. Graphic novels, free at last from long decades of stern censorship,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/01/2017

Behind the Cape The Ultimate Comic Book Hero Explained by Rob Jefferson, Benny Potter Behind the Cape The Ultimate Comic Book Hero Explained
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Super hero movies have never been so popular Superman is at the center of this frenzy The #1 search by kids 13-18 since June of 2015 is Superman
Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 01/01/2017

Comics As Art: We Told You So An Oral History of Fantagraphics Books by Tom Spurgeon Comics As Art: We Told You So An Oral History of Fantagraphics Books


Format: Hardback - Released: 24/11/2016

El Eternauta, Daytripper, and Beyond Graphic Narrative in Argentina and Brazil by David William Foster El Eternauta, Daytripper, and Beyond Graphic Narrative in Argentina and Brazil

The first study in English of Latin American graphic narrative, this book explores the genre's Argentine and Brazilian traditions, illuminating the different social, political, and historical conditions from which they emerged.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/10/2016

El Eternauta, Daytripper, and Beyond Graphic Narrative in Argentina and Brazil by David William Foster El Eternauta, Daytripper, and Beyond Graphic Narrative in Argentina and Brazil

El Eternauta, Daytripper, and Beyond examines the graphic narrative tradition in the two South American countries that have produced the medium's most significant and copious output. Argentine graphic narrative emerged in the 1980s, awakened by Hector Oesterheld's groundbreaking 1950s serial...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/10/2016

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