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Product Description: In 2002, Vertigo/DC Comics published the first issue of Bill Willingham's Fables. The series imagined the lives of fairy tale figures--Snow White, the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella and the ubiquitous Prince Charming, among many others--as they made new lives for themselves in modern-day New York City, having fled their storied homeworlds following an invasion...read more

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9780786499854 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, March 14, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In 2002, Vertigo/DC Comics published the first issue of Bill Willingham's Fables.

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Product Description:  This cutting-edge handbook brings together an international roster of scholars to examine many facets of comics and graphic novels. Contributor essays provide authoritative, up-to-date overviewsof the major topics and questions within comic studies, offering readers a truly global approach to understanding the field...read more
By Aaron Meskin (editor)

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9780415729000 | Routledge, June 29, 2016, cover price $240.00 | About this edition:  This cutting-edge handbook brings together an international roster of scholars to examine many facets of comics and graphic novels.

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Product Description: Never before have comics seemed so popular or diversified, proliferating across a broad spectrum of genres, experimenting with a variety of techniques, and gaining recognition as a legitimate, rich form of art. 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 narrative and aesthetic structure...read more

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9781496805935 | 1 edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, April 13, 2016), cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Never before have comics seemed so popular or diversified, proliferating across a broad spectrum of genres, experimenting with a variety of techniques, and gaining recognition as a legitimate, rich form of art.

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Product Description: This monograph presents a prototype theory-based approach to the graphic novel as a narrating genre. After a historical contextualization, the graphic novel is defined through the core feature of complexity and seven gradable subcategories...read more

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9783110445237 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, February 22, 2016, cover price $98.00 | About this edition: This monograph presents a prototype theory-based approach to the graphic novel as a narrating genre.

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Product Description: Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives invites readers to consider both canonical and alternative graphic representations of disability. Some chapters focus on comic superheroes, from lesser-known protagonists like Cyborg and Helen Killer to classics such as Batgirl and Batman; many more explore the amazing range of graphic narratives revolving around disability, covering famous names such as Alison Bechdel and Chris Ware, as well as less familiar artists like Keiko Tobe and Georgia Webber...read more
By Zach Whalen (editor)

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9781137501103 | Palgrave Macmillan, February 24, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives invites readers to consider both canonical and alternative graphic representations of disability.

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Product Description: American comics reflect the distinct sensibilities and experiences of the Jewish American men who played an outsized role in creating them, but what about the contributions of Jewish women? Focusing on the visionary work of seven contemporary female Jewish cartoonists, Tahneer Oksman draws a remarkable connection between innovations in modes of graphic storytelling and the unstable, contradictory, and ambiguous figurations of the Jewish self in the postmodern era...read more

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9780231172745 | Columbia Univ Pr, February 16, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: American comics reflect the distinct sensibilities and experiences of the Jewish American men who played an outsized role in creating them, but what about the contributions of Jewish women?

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9780231172752 | Columbia Univ Pr, February 16, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: American comics reflect the distinct sensibilities and experiences of the Jewish American men who played an outsized role in creating them, but what about the contributions of Jewish women?

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Product Description: In hard-hitting accounts of Auschwitz, Bosnia, Palestine, and Hiroshima’s Ground Zero, comics display a stunning capacity to bear witness to trauma. Investigating how hand-drawn comics has come of age as a serious medium for engaging history, Disaster Drawn explores the ways graphic narratives by diverse artists, including Jacques Callot, Francisco Goya, Keiji Nakazawa, Art Spiegelman, and Joe Sacco, document the disasters of war...read more

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9780674504516 | Belknap Pr, January 12, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In hard-hitting accounts of Auschwitz, Bosnia, Palestine, and Hiroshima’s Ground Zero, comics display a stunning capacity to bear witness to trauma.

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By Brad Meltzer (introduced by)

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9781419714986 | Harry N Abrams Inc, November 10, 2015, cover price $40.00

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Product Description: Outside Japan, the term ’manga’ usually refers to comics originally published in Japan. Yet nowadays many publications labelled ’manga’ are not translations of Japanese works but rather have been wholly conceived and created elsewhere...read more
By Casey Brienza (editor)

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9781472435439 | Ashgate Pub Co, July 21, 2015, cover price $109.95 | About this edition: Outside Japan, the term ’manga’ usually refers to comics originally published in Japan.

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Product Description: A noted comics artist himself, Santiago García follows the history of the graphic novel from early nineteenth-century European sequential art, through the development of newspaper strips in the United States, to the development of the twentieth-century comic book and its subsequent crisis...read more

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9781628464818 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, June 10, 2015, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: A noted comics artist himself, Santiago García follows the history of the graphic novel from early nineteenth-century European sequential art, through the development of newspaper strips in the United States, to the development of the twentieth-century comic book and its subsequent crisis.

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Product Description: This collection examines new comic-book cultures, graphic writing, and bande dessinée texts as they relate to postcolonialism in contemporary Anglophone and Francophone settings. The individual chapters are framed within a larger enquiry that considers definitive aspects of the postcolonial condition in twenty-first-century (con)texts...read more
By Pia Mukherji (editor)

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9780415738132 | Routledge, May 4, 2015, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: This collection examines new comic-book cultures, graphic writing, and bande dessinée texts as they relate to postcolonialism in contemporary Anglophone and Francophone settings.

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9781617038044 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, July 29, 2013, cover price $55.00

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9781496802606 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, January 21, 2015), cover price $30.00

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Product Description: Multiculturalism, and its representation, has long presented challenges for the medium of comics. This book presents a wide ranging survey of the ways in which comics have dealt with the diversity of creators and characters and the (lack of) visibility for characters who don’t conform to particular cultural stereotypes...read more
By Carolene Ayaka (editor)

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9781138025158 | Routledge, December 17, 2014, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Multiculturalism, and its representation, has long presented challenges for the medium of comics.

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Product Description: This book provides both students and scholars with a critical and historical introduction to the graphic novel. Jan Baetens and Hugo Frey explore this exciting form of visual and literary communication, showing readers how to situate and analyze graphic novels since their rise to prominence half a century ago...read more

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9781107025233 | Cambridge Univ Pr, October 31, 2014, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: This book provides both students and scholars with a critical and historical introduction to the graphic novel.

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9781107655768 | Cambridge Univ Pr, October 31, 2014, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: This book provides both students and scholars with a critical and historical introduction to the graphic novel.

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Product Description: The first global history of comics around the world from the late 1960s to the present day Comics, manga, bandes dessinées, fumetti, tebeo, historietas… no matter the name, they have been a powerful medium across four continents for decades...read more

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9780500290965 | Thames & Hudson, June 17, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The first global history of comics around the world from the late 1960s to the present day Comics, manga, bandes dessinées, fumetti, tebeo, historietas… no matter the name, they have been a powerful medium across four continents for decades.

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Product Description: This book explores the connections between comics and Gothic from four different angles: historical, formal, cultural and textual. It identifies structures, styles and themes drawn from literary gothic traditions and discusses their presence in British and American comics today, with particular attention to the DC Vertigo imprint...read more

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9780786449804, titled "Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels: A Critical Approach" | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, January 29, 2014, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: This book explores the connections between comics and Gothic from four different angles: historical, formal, cultural and textual.

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By Gary Hoppenstand (editor)

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9781619252622 | Har/psc edition (Salem Pr Inc, January 1, 2014), cover price $95.00

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Product Description: Attempts to define what comics are and explain how they work have not always been successful because they are premised upon the idea that comic strips, comic books and graphic novels are inherently and almost exclusively visual. This book challenges that premise, and asserts that comics is not just a visual medium...read more

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9780415713979 | Routledge, February 6, 2014, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Attempts to define what comics are and explain how they work have not always been successful because they are premised upon the idea that comic strips, comic books and graphic novels are inherently and almost exclusively visual.

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