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  • Openness of Comics by Maaheen Ahmed
    Openness of Comics (English, Paperback) Maaheen Ahmed

    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.

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  • Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga by Randall Bonser
    Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga (English, Hardback) Randall Bonser

    This book provides a history of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, detailing the origins of each and providing an overview of their significance to young adult readers.

    $38.62 $45.00
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  • The British Superhero by Chris Murray
    The British Superhero (English, Paperback) Chris Murray

    Reveals the largely unknown and rather surprising history of the British superhero. It is often thought that Britain did not have its own superheroes, yet Murray demonstrates that there were a great many in Britain and that they were often used as a way to comment on the relationship between Britain and America.

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  • Poisoned Chalice by Padraig O Mealoid
    Poisoned Chalice (Paperback) Padraig O Mealoid $17.95
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  • Assassin's Creed by Ubisoft Entertainment
    Assassin's Creed (English, Hardback) Ubisoft Entertainment

    This stunning book explores the rich mythology of Assassin's Creed, featuring the art and history of the series from the first groundbreaking game through the graphic novels to the DLCs.

    $48.12 $53.26
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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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  • American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s by Keith Dallas
    American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s (English, Hardback) Keith Dallas, Jason Sacks

    The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! Jason Sacks and Keith Dallas coordinate this volume, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of the Bill Clinton years! The 1990s was the decade when Marvel Comics sold 8.1 million...

    $39.08 $44.95
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  • Why Comics? by Hillary L. Chute
    Why Comics? (English, Hardback) Hillary L. Chute

    An analysis of comics culture discusses the transition of comics from back-page newspaper funnies to a diverse, influential, and wildly popular art form, and the ways that comics uniquely reflect history, suburban life, and the punk movement.

    $26.66 $40.00
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  • The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger by Jess Nevins
    The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger (English, Hardback) Jess Nevins

    Using a broad array of historical and literary sources, this book presents an unprecedented detailed history of the superhero and its development across the course of human history....

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  • Comic Book Implosion by Keith Dallas
    Comic Book Implosion (English, Paperback) Keith Dallas, John Wells

    Things looked bleak for comic books throughout the 1970s because of plummeting sell-through rates. With each passing year, the newsstand became less and less interested in selling comic books. The industry seemed locked in a death spiral, but the Powers That Be at DC Comics had an idea to reverse their fortunes. In 1978, they implemented a bold initiative: Provide readers with more story pages by...

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  • The New Mutants by Ramzi Fawaz
    The New Mutants (English, Paperback) Ramzi Fawaz

    How fantasy meets reality as popular culture evolves and ignites postwar gender, sexual, and race revolutions.  2017 The Association for the Studies of the Present Book Prize...

    $26.31 $29.00
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  • Best of Enemies by Jean-Pierre Filiu
    Best of Enemies (English, Hardback) Jean-Pierre Filiu

    In graphic novel format, covers the history of foreign relations between the United States and the Middle East, from 1783 to 1953.

    $17.61 $24.95
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  • EC Comics by Qiana Whitted
    EC Comics (English, Paperback) Qiana Whitted

    During its heyday in the early 1950s, EC Comics was an innovator in the so-called ""preachies"", socially conscious stories that challenged the conservatism of Eisenhower-era America. EC Comics examines a selection of these works and explores how they grappled with the civil rights struggle, antisemitism, and other forms of prejudice.

    $25.93 $29.95
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  • Breaking the Frames by Marc Singer
    Breaking the Frames (English, Paperback) Marc Singer

    Comics studies has reached a crossroads. Graphic novels have never received more attention and legitimation from scholars, but new canons and new critical discourses have created tensions within a field built on the populist rhetoric of cultural studies. As a result, comics studies has begun to cleave into distinct camps?based primarily in cultural or literary studies?that attempt to dictate the...

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  • DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition by Matthew K Manning
    DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition (English, Hardback) Matthew K Manning, Alex Irvine

    Provides a guide to all of the superheroes and archvillains of the DC universe, featuring more than one thousand different characters, including images from the original comic books, from the past seventy-five years of DC Comics.

    $32.00 $40.00
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  • Graven Images by Christine Hoff Kraemer
    Graven Images (English, Paperback) Christine Hoff Kraemer

    Addressing the fervor with which the public has come to view comics as an art form and Americans' fraught but passionate relationship with religion, this title explores the roles of religion in comic books and graphic novels.

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  • Sweet Little Cunt by Anne Elizabeth Moore
    Sweet Little Cunt (English, Paperback) Anne Elizabeth Moore

    Julie Doucet, one of the most influential women in comics finally receives a full-length critical overview.

    $9.54 $14.95
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