Books in category Literary Criticism – Comics & Graphic Novels

  • Webslinger

    Webslinger
    Gerry Conway, Leah Wilson

    The tangled web of vengeance, love, and loss woven by Spider-Man comics and films is explored in this collection of insightful essays by acclaimed writers of comics and science fiction and edited by Spider-Man comic writer Gerry Conway.

  • Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss

    Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss
    Philip Nel

    Examines the lives and careers of the husband and wife children's book authors who embraced their leftist beliefs in the era of McCarthyism and in the midst of the Cold War and who were the targets of FBI surveillance for years.

  • 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.

  • Alan Moore and the Gothic Tradition

    Alan Moore and the Gothic Tradition
    Matthew J. A. Green

    The first book-length study to address Moore's significance to the Gothic, this volume is also the first to provide in-depth analyses of his spoken-word performances, poetry and prose, as well as his comics and graphic novels.

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