- Title Pages
- Introduction: In the Year 3794
- Chapter One How the Graphic Novel Changed American Comics
- Chapter Two “Is this a book?” DC Vertigo and the Redefini-tion of Comics in the 1990s
- Chapter Three Signals from Airstrip One: The British Invasion of Mainstream American Comics
- Chapter Four State of the Nation and the Freedom Fighters Arc
- Chapter Five Critique, Caricature, and Compulsion in Joe sacco’s Comics Journalism
- Chapter Six Too Much Commerce Man? shannon Wheeler and the Ironies of the “Rebel Cell”
- Chapter Seven Comics Against Themselves: Chris Ware’s Graphic Narratives as literature
- Chapter Eight Questions of “Contemporary Women’s Comics”
- Chapter Nine Theorizing sexuality in Comics
- Chapter Ten Feminine latin/o American Identities on the American Alternative landscape: From the Women of <b><i>love and rockets</i></b> to <b><i>la Perdida</i></b>
- Chapter Eleven Making Comics Respectable: How <i>maus</i> Helped Redefine a Medium
- Chapter Twelve “A Purely American Tale”: The Tragedy of Racism and <i>Jimmy Corrigan: the smartest Kid on earth</i> as Great American Novel
- Chapter Thirteen “That Mouse’s shadow”: The Canonization of spiegelman’s <i>maus</i>
- The Rise of the American Comics Artist
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