Books in category Literary Criticism – Comics & Graphic Novels

  • The 10 Cent War

    The 10 Cent War
    Trischa Goodnow, James J. Kimble

    The book discusses the role of such major characters as Superman, Wonder Woman, and Uncle Sam along with a host of such minor characters as kid gangs and superhero sidekicks.

  • Modern Masters Volume 2 George Perez

    Modern Masters Volume 2: George Perez
    Eric Nolen-Weathington

    Now, this second volume in the new Modern Masters series delves into the artist’s life, as Pérez discusses his Puerto Rican upbringing, how he broke into the comics field, and the attention to detail that has made him one of comics’ …

  • Dragon Soul

    Dragon Soul
    Derek Padula

    With a foreword from Christopher Sabat and Sean Schemmel, Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom is a grand celebration of the world's greatest anime and manga and it's momentous 30th Anniversary.

  • The Comics of Joe Sacco

    The Comics of Joe Sacco
    Daniel Worden

    Named a Notable Scholarly Publication of 2015 by the Comics Studies Society Contributions by Georgiana Banita, Lan Dong, Ann D'Orazio, Kevin C. Dunn, Alexander Dunst, Jared Gardner, Edward C. Holland, Isabel Macdonald, Brigid Maher, Ben …

  • Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman

    Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman
    Tara Prescott, Aaron Drucker

    This collection of new essays looks carefully at the broad spectrum of Neil Gaiman’s work and how he interacts with feminism.

  • The Jewish Graphic Novel

    The Jewish Graphic Novel
    Samantha Baskind, Ranen Omer-Sherman

    The Jewish Graphic Novel is a lively, interdisciplinary collection of essays that addresses critically acclaimed works in this subgenre of Jewish literary and artistic culture.

  • The Narratology of Comic Art

    The Narratology of Comic Art
    Kai Mikkonen

    By placing comics in a lively dialogue with contemporary narrative theory, The Narratology of Comic Art builds a systematic theory of narrative comics, going beyond the typical focus on the Anglophone tradition.

  • Fredric Wertham and the Critique of Mass Culture

    Fredric Wertham and the Critique of Mass Culture
    Bart Beaty

    In particular, the book examines Wertham's change of heart in the 1970s, when he began to claim that comics could be a positive influence in American society.

  • John Romita and All That Jazz

    John Romita and All That Jazz!
    Roy Thomas, John Romita, Jim Amash

    In this new book, "Jazzy" John Romita—the artist who made The Amazing Spider-Man Marvel's #1-selling comic book in the 1960s—talks about his life, his art, and his contemporaries!

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman
    Noah Berlatsky

    Written with a deep affection for the fantastically pulpy elements of the early Wonder Womancomics, from invisible jets to giant multi-lunged space kangaroos, the book also reveals how the comic addressed serious, even taboo issues like …

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