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’ …

  • 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.

  • 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 …

  • Why Comics

    Why Comics?
    Hillary Chute

    Focusing on ten major themes—disaster, superheroes, sex, the suburbs, cities, punk, illness and disability, girls, war, and queerness—Chute explains how comics gets its messages across more effectively than any other form. “Why …

  • X Men and the Mutant Metaphor

    X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor
    Joseph J. Darowski

    In X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor: Race and Gender in the Comic Books, Joseph J. Darowski thoroughly analyzes The Uncanny X-Men, providing its historical background and dividing the long-running series into distinct eras.

  • 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 …

  • Openness of Comics

    Openness of Comics
    Maaheen Ahmed

    Maaheen Ahmed examines this trend by taking up philosopher Umberto Eco's notion of the open work of art, whereby the reader–or listener or viewer, as the case may be–is offered several possibilities of interpretation in a cohesive …

  • 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.

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