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Critical survey of graphic novels : heroes & superheroes

Author: Bart Beaty; Stephen Weiner
Publisher: Ipswich, Mass. : Salem Press, ©2012.
Series: Critical survey of graphic novels.
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Heroes and superheroes provides insight into more than 130 of the most popular and studied graphic novels. These essays look beyond the pop culture aspects of the medium to show the wide range of literary themes and artistic styles used to convey beliefs and conflicts, some harking back to ancient times. They challenge the researcher to see beyond the panels of a comic book, and show readers how the themes of  Read more...
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Critical survey of graphic novels.
Ipswich, MA : Salem Press, ©2012
(OCoLC)781945085
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bart Beaty; Stephen Weiner
ISBN: 9781587658655 1587658658 9781587658662 1587658666 9781587658679 1587658674
OCLC Number: 746836458
Description: 2 volumes (xvi, 818 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: V. 1. 100 Bullets-Lucifer --
v. 2. Madman-Y: The Last Man. Heroes v. 1 : 100% ; 100 bullets ; Alias ; All-star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder ; All-star Superman ; The amazing adventures of the Escapist ; American Flagg! ; Animal man ; Astonishing X-Men ; Astro City ; The Authority ; B.P.R.D.: Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense ; Batman : Black and white, volume 1; Dark victory; The Dark Knight returns; The Dark Knight strikes again; The killing joke; The long Halloween; Year one; Year 100 ; The Big Guy and Rusty the boy robot ; Black panther ; Blacksad ; Blood: a tale ; Bloodstar ; Bone ; The book of magic ; The boys ; Brat pack ; Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 8 ; Camelot 3000 ; Cerebus ; Conan ; Concrete ; Cosmic odyssey ; Criminal ; Crisis on Infinite Earths ; Daredevil : Born again; The man without fear ; The death of Captain America ; The death of Captain Marvel ; Death: the high cost of living ; Demo ; DMZ ; Doom Patrol ; The Dylan Dog case files ; Earth X ; Electra: assassin ; Elektra lives again ; ElfQuest ; Ex Machina ; Fables ; Fallen son: the death of Captain America ; The filth ; Give me liberty: an American dream ; The goon ; Green Arrow: year one ; Green Lantern-Green Arrow, the collection: Hard traveling heroes ; Green Lantern: secret origin ; Grendel ; Groo the Wanderer ; Hellblazer ; Hellboy ; His name is Savage! ; Hitman ; Human target ; Identity crisis ; Infinite crisis ; The infinity gauntlet ; Invincible ; The invisibles ; Jack Kirby's fourth world omnibus ; Jon Sable, freelance ; Joker ; Judge Dredd ; Just a pilgrim ; Justice League of America: the nail ; Kick-ass ; Kingdom come ; The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ; The fife and times of Martha Washington in the twenty-first century ; Light brigade ; The losers ; Lucifer. Heroes v. 2 : Madman ; Mage: the hero discovered ; Marvel 1602 ; Marvel 1985 ; Marvel zombies ; Marvels ; The mask: omnibus, volume 1 ; Miracleman ; Moonshadow ; The new frontier ; Nexus ; Omega the Unknown ; The originals ; Planetary ; Plastic Man: on the lam ; Powers ; Preacher ; Promethea ; The rocketeer ; Ronin ; Rose: prequel to Bone ; Runaways ; The sandman ; Sandman mystery theatre ; Savage dragon ; Secret wars ; The silver surfer ; Spawn ; Spider-Man: Kraven's last hunt ; The spirit archives ; Superman: For all seasons; Red son; The man of steel ; Swamp thing ; Thor ; Tom Strong ; Top 10 ; Transmetropolitan ; The ultimates ; Uncle Sam ; V for vendetta ; Wanted ; Watchmen ; Wolverine ; Wonder Woman: love and murder; The circle ; X-Men: Days of future past ; God loves, man kills ; The dark phoenix saga ; Y: the last man --
Guide to online resources --
Timeline --
Major awards --
Works by artist --
Works by author --
Works by publisher.
Series Title: Critical survey of graphic novels.
Other Titles: Heroes & superheroes
Responsibility: editors, Bart H. Beaty, Stephen Weiner.

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Includes 130 essays covering graphic novels and core comics series that form today's canon for academic coursework and library collections, with a focus on the hero/superhero genre.  Read more...

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