History and Criticism books: Graphic Novels

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  • The Little Book of X-Men by Roy Thomas
    The Little Book of X-Men (Multiple languages, Paperback) Roy Thomas

    They were mutants living in a world that hated and distrusted them! They made it their mission to find, protect, and train other mutants, though they often found themselves saving the very people who wanted to rid the world of them. The epic, human-mutant drama is seen in this volume, with 192 pages of iconic X-Men images, and text by comics...

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  • DC Comics Variant Covers by Daniel Wallace
    DC Comics Variant Covers (English, Hardback) Daniel Wallace

    For the first time ever, explore the complete visual history of DC Comics variant comic book covers in this amazing collection....

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  • The Little Book of Hulk by Roy Thomas
    The Little Book of Hulk (Multiple languages, Paperback) Roy Thomas

    Bruce Banner can't control when he becomes the Hulk, whether it's Incredible, Savage, or Rampaging-which is unfortunate for anyone who gets in his way, especially if they're up to no good. Follow his path of destruction in this volume, with its 192 pages of iconic Hulk images, and text by comics legend Roy Thomas, author of 75 Years of Marvel...

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  • The The Book of Joshua: Word for Word Bible Comic by Simon Amadeus Pillario
    The The Book of Joshua: Word for Word Bible Comic (English, Paperback) Simon Amadeus Pillario $15.60 $16.99
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  • The Little Book of Avengers by Roy Thomas
    The Little Book of Avengers (Multiple languages, Paperback) Roy Thomas

    Brought together by comics icons Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Avengers are the super-team to beat all super-teams! Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, and the Hulk were the first, but many heroes have served since then. This is your definitive guide to the greatest Avengers moments! (c) MARVEL

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  • The Little Book of Spider-Man by Roy Thomas
    The Little Book of Spider-Man (Multiple languages, Paperback) Roy Thomas

    Bitten by a radioactive spider, ordinary teen Peter Parker takes on the mantle of Spider-Man and sets off on a quest to rid New York City of bad guys. More than 50 years since his web-slinging debut, he's become the most popular superhero in the world! This tribute to everyone's favorite web-head features 192 pages of battles with one of the...

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  • Conversations with Neil Gaiman by Joseph Michael Sommers
    Conversations with Neil Gaiman (English, Paperback) Joseph Michael Sommers

    Presents interviews that span the length of Neil Gaimain's career, from his first formal interview by the BBC at the age of seven to a new, unpublished interview held in 2017. They cover topics as wide and varied as a young Gaiman's thoughts on managing anger, learning the comics trade from Alan Moore, and being on the clock virtually 24/7.

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  • Captain Scarlet Manual by Sam Denham
    Captain Scarlet Manual (English, Paperback) Sam Denham, Graham Bleathman

    Following the success of the Haynes Thunderbirds Manual, the same author/illustrator team turn their attention to Captain Scarlet, another iconic sci-fi creation of the late Gerry Anderson....

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  • Mangasia by Paul Gravett
    Mangasia (English, Paperback) Paul Gravett

    A comprehensive visual survey of comic-art styles and themes throughout Japan and Asia

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  • The Little Book of Captain America by Roy Thomas
    The Little Book of Captain America (Multiple languages, Paperback) Roy Thomas

    Given an experimental super-serum, Steve Rogers became a super soldier who stands for liberty. From the trenches of World War II to leading the Avengers, Captain America comes to life in this ultimate guide to comics' greatest super patriot! (c) MARVEL

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  • Autobiographical Comics by Andrew J. Kunka
    Autobiographical Comics (English, Paperback) Andrew J. Kunka

    A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Autobiographical Comics helps readers explore the increasingly popular genre of graphic life writing. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book covers such topics as:...

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  • Hellboy's World by Scott Bukatman
    Hellboy's World (English, Paperback) Scott Bukatman

    Hellboy, Mike Mignola's famed comic book demon hunter, wanders through a haunting and horrific world steeped in the history of weird fictions and wide-ranging folklores. This title shows how our engagment with Hellboy's world is a highly aestheticized encounter with comics and their materiality.

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  • Iron Man vs. Captain America and Philosophy by Nicolas Michaud
    Iron Man vs. Captain America and Philosophy (English, Paperback) Nicolas Michaud

    Who is the most truly heroic--Captain America or Iron Man? The writers in this book try to answer that question from many diverse viewpoints.

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  • Comics and the City by Jorn Ahrens
    Comics and the City (English, Paperback) Jorn Ahrens

    Deals with the most important aspect of the aesthetics and narratives of comics - urban topography and environment. This collection of essays covers a variety of international approaches from the three main comic book cultures: the US, Europe, and Japan.

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  • Critical Approaches to Comics by Matthew J. Smith
    Critical Approaches to Comics (English, Paperback) Matthew J. Smith

    Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which students can then apply to interrogate and critique the meanings and forms of comic books, graphic...

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  • The Little Book of Fantastic Four by Roy Thomas
    The Little Book of Fantastic Four (Multiple languages, Paperback) Roy Thomas

    Cosmic rays gave them their powers, and they formed one of the greatest superhero squads of all time. Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch, and the Thing are iconic as individuals, invincible as a team: With 192 pages of images, and text by Roy Thomas, welcome to your comprehensive guide to the greatest super quartet! (c) MARVEL

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  • Visual Journeys Through Wordless Narratives by Evelyn Arizpe
    Visual Journeys Through Wordless Narratives (English, Paperback) Evelyn Arizpe, Teresa Colomer

    "Immigration is an ongoing, global phenomenon and schools and teachers in host countries must continually find new ways of working with the increasing numbers of immigrant pupils, including refugees and asylum seekers. Language and literacy are crucial for inclusion in a new context but these must be developed in spaces where these children feel safe to explore themes that resonate with their...

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  • Disaster Drawn by Hillary L. Chute
    Disaster Drawn (English, Hardback) Hillary L. Chute

    In hard-hitting accounts of Auschwitz, Bosnia, Palestine, and Hiroshima's Ground Zero, comics have shown a stunning capacity to bear witness to trauma. Hillary Chute 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.

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  • Comics and Memory in Latin America by Jorge Catala Carrasco
    Comics and Memory in Latin America (English, Paperback) Jorge Catala Carrasco

    This edited volume presents new perspectives on how comics on and from Latin America both view and express memory formation on major historical events and processes. The contributors, from a variety of disciplines including literary theory, cultural studies, and history, explore topics including national identity construction, narratives of resistance to colonialism and imperialism, the construction of revolutionary traditions, and the legacies of authoritarianism and political violence.

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