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Gender and the Superhero Narrative

Paperback, 30/07/2018, £31.50
Presents ten essays that explore the point where social justice meets the Justice League. Ranging from comics to video games, Netflix, and cosplay, this volume builds a platform for important voices in comics research, engaging with controversy and community to provide deeper insight and thus inspire change.

Printing Terror: American Horror Comics as Cold War Commentary and Critique

Hardback, 14/12/2020, £85.00
Printing Terror argues that horror comics of the Cold War primarily concern white male victimhood and the monstrosity of the gendered and/or racialised other. -- .

Drawing the Past, Volume 1: Comics and the Historical Imagination in the United States

Paperback, 01/01/2022, £32.95
Provides a map of current approaches to comics and their engagement with historical representation. The first section of the book explores the existence, shape, and influence of comics as a medium; the second section concerns the question of trauma; the final section delves into ways in which comics add to the mythology of the US.

Drawing the Past, Volume 2: Comics and the Historical Imagination in the World

Paperback, 01/01/2022, £32.95
Examines the many ways in which history worldwide has been explored and (re)represented through comics and how history is a complex construction of imagination, reality, and manipulation. The book contends that comics are a form of mediation between sources (both primary and secondary) and the reader.

Superheroes and American Self Image: From War to Watergate

Hardback, 13/01/2016, £125.00
Structured around key political events in the US between 1938 and 1975, this book combines analyses of visual and textual discourse, including comic-book letters pages, to come to a more complete picture of the relationship between comic-books as documents and the people who read and created them.

Firefly Revisited: Essays on Joss Whedon's Classic Series

Hardback, 30/01/2015, £81.00
A short lived series created by Joss Whedon, Firefly nonetheless developed such a loyal following that Whedon was compelled to write and direct a big screen sequel in 2005. The show continues to generate a life of its own in books and comic books. This collection of twelve essays focuses on a number of themes including colonialism, race, gender, and politics.
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