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The Ages of the X-Men: Essays on the Children of the Atom in Changing Times
by McFarland

The X-Men comic book franchise is one of the most popular of all time and one of the most intriguing for critical analysis. With storylines that often contain overt social messages within its "mutant metaphor," X-Men is often credited with having more depth than the average superhero property.

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The Indie Project Quarterly

The Indie Project Quarterly


And all new underground magazine celebrating the world of independent media. from small press comics, cosplay, to interviews with bands and writers...   [click here for more]
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The Mythology of the Superhero

The Mythology of the Superhero


Superheroes have been an integral part of popular society for decades and have given rise to a collective mythology familiar in popular culture worldwide. Though scholars and fans have recognized and commented on this mythology, its structure has gone largely unexplored. This book provides a model and lexicon for identifying the superhero mythos. The author examines the myth in several narratives--including...   [click here for more]
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The Politics of Race, Gender and Sexuality in The Walking Dead: Essays on the Television Series and Comics

The Politics of Race, Gender and Sexuality in The Walking Dead: Essays on the Television Series and Comics


From the beginning, both Robert Kirkman's comics and AMC's series of The Walking Dead have brought controversy in their presentations of race, gender and sexuality. Critics and fans have contended that the show's identity politics have veered toward the decidedly conservative, offering up traditional understandings of masculinity, femininity, heterosexuality, racial hierarchy and white supremacy. ...   [click here for more]
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The Whedonverse Catalog: A Complete Guide to Works in All Media

The Whedonverse Catalog: A Complete Guide to Works in All Media


Director, producer and screenwriter Joss Whedon is a creative force in film, television, comic books and a host of other media. This book provides an authoritative survey of all of Whedon’s work, ranging from his earliest scriptwriting on Roseanne, through his many movie and TV undertakings—Toy Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly/Serenity, Dr. Horrible, The Cabin in...   [click here for more]
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Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero in Literature, Comics and Film

Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero in Literature, Comics and Film


Toys--those celebrated childhood cohorts and lead actors in children's imaginative play--have a fantastic history of heroism in fiction. From teddy bears that guard sleeping babies to plastic soldiers and cowboys who lay siege to wooden block castles, toys are often the heroes of the stories children inspire authors to tell. In this collection of new essays, scholars from a range of disciplines...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $29.95 $15.99

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Untamed: The Psychology of Marvel's Wolverine

Untamed: The Psychology of Marvel's Wolverine


Wolverine. Logan. Weapon X. By any name, Marvel Comic's savage, brooding antihero is, in his own words, the best at what he does--killing with gratuitous precision. Paradoxically violent yet humane, the beer-swilling, cigar-smoking mutant with retractable claws is universally misjudged in the Marvel Universe yet esteemed by fans worldwide. The author explores Wolverine's development from bit character...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $29.95 $15.99

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Visions of the Future in Comics: International Perspectives

Visions of the Future in Comics: International Perspectives


Across generations and genres, comics have imagined different views of the future, from unattainable utopias to worrisome dystopias. These presaging narratives can be read as reflections of their authors' (and readers') hopes, fears and beliefs about the present. This collection of new essays explores the creative processes in comics production that bring plausible futures to the page. The contributors...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $39.95 $19.99

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Why Comics?

Why Comics?


"Why Comics?" is a 24-Hour Comic produced as an examination of why anyone would want to get into this crazy business in the first place. In the span of a few short pages, it covers the motivations behind comics collecting and creation, the requirements for getting started, and the roadblocks a creator can expect to encounter, coming at last to the reason we do it anyway. This book also includes "Comics...   [click here for more]
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