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Asian Comics

Asian Comics

John A. Lent

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461589
eISBN:
9781626740853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461589.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Asian Comics is the first book that covers the comics (comic books and magazines, humor/cartoon magazines, newspaper strips, graphic novels, and gag panels) of the continent − 16 countries in all. ... More

Autobiographical ComicsLife Writing in Pictures

Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures

Elisabeth El Refaie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036132
eISBN:
9781621036180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036132.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Over the last forty years the comic book has become an increasingly popular way of telling personal stories of considerable complexity and depth. This book offers an assessment of the key ... More

Bending SteelModernity and the American Superhero

Bending Steel: Modernity and the American Superhero

Aldo J. Regalado

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462210
eISBN:
9781626746183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462210.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book examines the historical origins and cultural significance of Superman and his fellow American crusaders. It asserts that the superhero seems a direct response to modernity, often fighting ... More

Boys Love Manga and BeyondHistory, Culture, and Community in Japan

Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Mark McLelland, Kazumi Nagaike, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and James Welker (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Boys Love (or simply BL) has emerged as a mainstream genre in manga, anime, and games for girls and young women. This genre was first developed in Japan in the early 1970s by a group of female ... More

The British Superhero

The British Superhero

Chris Murray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book 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 this book demonstrates that there ... More

The Canadian AlternativeCartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815118
eISBN:
9781496815156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This overview of the history of Canadian comics explores not only the few Canadian cartoonists who have received study, but many who have not. Contributors look at the myriad ways that ... More

Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Brian Cremins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808769
eISBN:
9781496808806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808769.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Why was Captain Marvel—a little boy named Billy Batson whose magic word transforms him into the World’s Mightiest Mortal—one of the most popular comic book characters in the United States in the ... More

The Comic Book Film AdaptationExploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Liam Burke

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462036
eISBN:
9781626745193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462036.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In the summer of 2000 X-Men surpassed all box office expectations and ushered in an era of unprecedented production of comic book film adaptations. This trend, now in its second decade, has blossomed ... More

Comics and LanguageReimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Hannah Miodrag

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038044
eISBN:
9781621039556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038044.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

It has become an axiom in comic studies that “comics is a language, not a genre.” But what exactly does that mean, and how is discourse on the form both aided and hindered by thinking of it in ... More

Comics and Narration

Comics and Narration

Thierry Groensteen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037702
eISBN:
9781621039396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037702.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book is the follow-up to The System of Comics, in which the author, a French-language comics theorist, set out to investigate how the medium functions, introducing the principle of iconic ... More

Comics and the U.S. South

Comics and the U.S. South

Brannon Costello and Qiana J. Whitted (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030185
eISBN:
9781621032212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030185.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book offers a wide-ranging assessment of how life and culture in the United States South is represented in serial comics, graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and webcomics. Diverting the ... More

Comics Art in China

Comics Art in China

John A. Lent and Xu Ying

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811745
eISBN:
9781496811783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811745.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In the most comprehensive and authoritative source on this subject, this book covers almost all comics art forms in mainland China, providing the history from the nineteenth century to the present as ... More

The Comics of Chris Ware

The Comics of Chris Ware

David M. Ball and Martha B. Kuhlman (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734423
eISBN:
9781621032236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734423.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars about the comics of Chicago-based cartoonist Chris Ware (b. 1967). Both inside and outside academic circles, Ware’s work ... More

The Comics of HergéWhen the Lines Are Not So Clear

The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Joe Sutliff Sanders (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807267
eISBN:
9781496807304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Hergé, the creator of Tintin, is one of the most important and influential figures in the history of comics. His style popularized what has become known as the “clear line” in cartooning, but these ... More

The Comics of Joe SaccoJournalism in a Visual World

The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Daniel Worden (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Comics of Joe Sacco addresses the range of his award-winning work, from his early graphic short stories as well as his groundbreaking journalism Palestine (1993) and Safe Area to Goražde (2000), ... More

Comics, Trauma, and the New Art of War

Comics, Trauma, and the New Art of War

Harriet E. H. Earle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812469
eISBN:
9781496812506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812469.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Conflict is one of the most prevalent themes in comics, film and literature; we have been writing stories of war and violence since time immemorial. Comics is no stranger to such narratives and is ... More

Dangerous CurvesAction Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Jeffrey A. Brown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737141
eISBN:
9781604737158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737141.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book addresses the conflicted meanings associated with the figure of the action heroine as she has evolved in various media forms since the late 1980s. It discusses this immensely popular ... More

Death, Disability, and the SuperheroThe Silver Age and Beyond

Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

José Alaniz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461176
eISBN:
9781626740655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461176.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Thing. Daredevil. Captain Marvel. The Human Fly. Drawing on DC and Marvel comics from the 1950s to the 1990s and marshaling insights from three burgeoning fields of inquiry in the ... More

A Decade of Dark HumorHow Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped Post-9/11 America

A Decade of Dark Humor: How Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped Post-9/11 America

Ted Gournelos and Viveca Greene (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030062
eISBN:
9781617030079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030062.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book analyzes ways in which popular and visual culture used humor—in a variety of forms—to confront the attacks of September 11, 2001 and, more specifically, the aftermath. This ... More

Drawing FranceFrench Comics and the Republic

Drawing France: French Comics and the Republic

Joel E. Vessels

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734447
eISBN:
9781621032786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In France, Belgium, and other Francophone countries, comic strips—called bande dessinée or “BD” in French—have long been considered a major art form capable of addressing a host of contemporary ... More

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