Books in category Literary Criticism – Comics & Graphic Novels

  • 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’ …

  • 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.

  • 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 …

  • X Men and the Mutant Metaphor

    X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor
    Joseph J. Darowski

    Among both fans and the academic community, there is a general assumption that the X-Men franchise is one of the most progressive and inclusive superhero comic books that has been published.

  • Superhero Synergies

    Superhero Synergies
    James N. Gilmore, Matthias Stork

    Essays in this volume engage with several of the most iconic heroes—including Batman, Hulk, and Iron Man—through a variety of academic disciplines such as industry studies, gender studies, and aesthetic analysis to develop an expansive …

  • Lynda Barry

    Lynda Barry
    Susan E. Kirtley

    In Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass, author Susan E. Kirtley examines the artist’s career and contributions to the field of comic art and beyond.

  • A Comics Studies Reader

    A Comics Studies Reader
    Jeet Heer, Kent Worcester

    A survey of the best scholars writing on the form, craft, history, and significance of the comics A survey of the best scholarly writing on the form, craft, history, and significance of the comics

  • Triumph of the Walking Dead

    Triumph of the Walking Dead
    James Lowder

    Triumph of The Walking Dead explores the intriguing characters, stunning plot twists, and spectacular violence that make Robert Kirkman’s epic the most famous work of the Zombie Renaissance.The Walking Dead novels’ co-authorJay …

  • Inventing Iron Man

    Inventing Iron Man
    E. Paul Zehr

    "E. Paul Zehr physically deconstructs Iron Man to find out how we could use modern-day technology to create a suit of armor similar to the one Stark made"–Jacket.

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