Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels by M. Keith Booker:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels written by M. Keith Booker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-05 with total page 763 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arranged alphabetically, offers 340 signed entries focusing on English-language comics with special emphasis on the new graphic novel format that emerged in the 1970s.
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels by Will Allred:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels written by Will Allred and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 2010 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition by Michael Pawuk:
Download or read book Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition written by Michael Pawuk and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-05-30 with total page 719 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections
Summary Book Review Comic Book Encyclopedia by Ron Goulart:
Download or read book Comic Book Encyclopedia written by Ron Goulart and published by It Books. This book was released on 2004-10-26 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A 4–colour, illustrated best–of–the–best of the comic book world – with writers/creators who launched an industry (Jack Kirby, Stan Lee), amazing graphic novels (Preacher, The Watcher), legendary artists (Jim Lee) and characters as wide–ranging as Archie, The Gay Ghost, Batman, Blue Devil and the Fantastic Four. Never before has there been a single volume of superheroes, graphic novels, strange comic icons, legendary writers and artists of the comic world. Comic Book Encyclopedia is the multiverse of comic legend and lore for every comic–book fan, and for everyone who wants to understand the characters, history, and universal appeal of this world. Collected into a single volume, this is the best–of–the–best of comics. From the 1930s to today, it includes everything a young, budding comic reader – or an experienced pro – needs to know and/or read.
Summary Book Review The World Encyclopedia of Comics by Maurice Horn:
Download or read book The World Encyclopedia of Comics written by Maurice Horn and published by Chelsea House. This book was released on 1999 with total page 1061 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alphabetical entries look at comic strips, comic books, characters, and cartoonists
Summary Book Review Comic Book Collections for Libraries by Bryan D. Fagan:
Download or read book Comic Book Collections for Libraries written by Bryan D. Fagan and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-01-14 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book will help librarians extend literary graphic novel collections to attract a large, untapped group of comic book readers with a sure-to-be-popular comic book collection. • 60 A–Z entries on the comic book industry, publishers, and creators • Helpful lists of recommended comic book titles, many of which are not usually found in libraries • Numerous tables, comic book images, and illustrations • A glossary of comic book-specific terms • A title list actually used to begin a comic book collection at James Madison University • Bibliographies for each chapter, plus a list of more than 50 web resources
Summary Book Review The Superhero Book by Gina Misiroglu:
Download or read book The Superhero Book written by Gina Misiroglu and published by Visible Ink Press. This book was released on 2012-04-01 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate AtoZ compendium describes everyone’s favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 heroes, icons and their place in popular culture, it is the first comprehensive profile of superheroes across all media, following their path from comic book stardom to radio, television, movies, and novels. The best-loved and most historically significant superheroes—mainstream and counterculture, famous and forgotten, best and worst—are presented with numerous full-color illustrations, including dozens of classic comic covers. Each significant era of the superhero is explored—from the Golden Age of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s through the Modern Age—providing a unique perspective of the role of the hero over the course of the 20th century and beyond. This latest edition has been revised to reflect updates on existing characters, coverage of new characters, and recent films and media trends in the last several years.
Summary Book Review Icons of the American Comic Book by Randy Duncan:
Download or read book Icons of the American Comic Book written by Randy Duncan and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-01 with total page 920 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. * Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves * Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject * Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations * Includes a comprehensive bibliography
Summary Book Review Comics Studies by Charles Hatfield:
Download or read book Comics Studies written by Charles Hatfield and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2020-08-14 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the twenty-first century, the field of comics studies has exploded. Scholarship on graphic novels, comic books, comic strips, webcomics, manga, and all forms of comic art has grown at a dizzying pace, with new publications, institutions, and courses springing up everywhere. The field crosses disciplinary and cultural borders and brings together myriad traditions. Comics Studies: A Guidebook offers a rich but concise introduction to this multifaceted field, authored by leading experts in multiple disciplines. It opens diverse entryways to comics studies, including history, form, audiences, genre, and cultural, industrial, and economic contexts. An invaluable one-stop resource for veteran and new comics scholars alike, this guidebook represents the state of the art in contemporary comics scholarship.
Summary Book Review Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts, 6th Edition by Anna H. Perrault Ph.D.:
Download or read book Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts, 6th Edition written by Anna H. Perrault Ph.D. and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2012-12-10 with total page 461 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This familiar guide to information resources in the humanities and the arts, organized by subjects and emphasizing electronic resources, enables librarians, teachers, and students to quickly find the best resources for their diverse needs.
Summary Book Review Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] by M. Keith Booker:
Download or read book Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] written by M. Keith Booker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-10-28 with total page 1921 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics
Summary Book Review The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger: The 4,000-Year History of the Superhero by Jess Nevins:
Download or read book The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger: The 4,000-Year History of the Superhero written by Jess Nevins and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-01-30 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using a broad array of historical and literary sources, this book presents an unprecedented detailed history of the superhero and its development across the course of human history. • Presents a concise but thorough history of the superhero comic industry, from the 1930s to today • Clearly describes the two main forms of the historical superhero, the Costumed Avenger and the Superman • Suggests a new way in which to evaluate superheroes and explains why this new methodology is important • Identifies and examines the ways in which superheroes have been present in popular literature since the beginning of human history
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Black Comics by Sheena Howard:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Black Comics written by Sheena Howard and published by Fulcrum Publishing. This book was released on 2017-09-15 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Black Comics, focuses on people of African descent who have published significant works in the United States or have worked across various aspects of the comics industry. The book focuses on creators in the field of comics: inkers, illustrators, artists, writers, editors, Black comic historians, Black comic convention creators, website creators, archivists and academics—as well as individuals who may not fit into any category but have made notable achievements within and/or across Black comic culture.
Summary Book Review The Power of Comics by Randy Duncan:
Download or read book The Power of Comics written by Randy Duncan and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2009-07-01 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive introduction to the comic arts From the introduction by Paul Levitz "If ever there was a medium characterized by its unexamined self-expression, it's comics. For decades after the medium's birth, it was free of organized critical analysis, its creators generally disinclined to self-analysis or formal documentation. The average reader didn't know who created the comics, how or why . . . and except for a uniquely destructive period during America's witch-hunting of the 1950s, didn't seem to care. As the medium has matured, however, and the creativity of comics began to touch the mainstream of popular culture in many ways, curiosity followed, leading to journalism and eventually, scholarship, and so here we are." The Power of Comics is the first introductory textbook for comic art studies courses. Lending a broader understanding of the medium and its communication potential, it provides students with a coherent and comprehensive explanation of comic books and graphic novels, including coverage of their history and their communication techniques, research into their meanings and effects and an overview of industry practices and fan culture. Co-authors randy Duncan and Matthew J. Smith draw on their own years of experience teaching comics studies courses and the scholarly literature across several disciplines to create a text with the following features: Discussion questions for each chapter Activities to engage readers Recommended reading suggestions Over 150 illustrations Bibliography Glossary The Power of Comics deals exclusively with comic books and graphic novels. One reason for this focus is that no one text can hope to do justice to both strips and books; there is simply too much to cover. Preference is given to comic books because in their longer form, the graphic novel, they have the greatest potential for depth and complexity of expression. As comic strips shrink in size and become more inane in content, comic books are becoming a serious art form.
Summary Book Review Mormons and Popular Culture: The Global Influence of an American Phenomenon [2 volumes] by J. Michael Hunter:
Download or read book Mormons and Popular Culture: The Global Influence of an American Phenomenon [2 volumes] written by J. Michael Hunter and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2012-12-05 with total page 577 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many people are unaware of how influential Mormons have been on American popular culture. This book parts the curtain and looks behind the scenes at the little-known but important influence Mormons have had on popular culture in the United States and beyond.
Summary Book Review Chester Brown by Chester Brown:
Download or read book Chester Brown written by Chester Brown and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2013-09-19 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The early 1980s saw a revolution in mainstream comics--in subject matter, artistic integrity, and creators' rights--as new methods of publishing and distribution broadened the possibilities. Among those artists utilizing these new methods, Chester Brown (b. 1960) quickly developed a cult following due to the undeniable quality and originality of his Yummy Fur (1983-1994). Chester Brown: Conversations collects interviews covering all facets of the cartoonist's long career and includes several pieces from now-defunct periodicals and fanzines. Brown was among a new generation of artists whose work dealt with decidedly nonmainstream subjects. By the 1980s comics were, to quote a by-now well-worn phrase, "not just for kids anymore," and subsequent censorious attacks by parents concerned about the more salacious material being published by the major publishers--subjects that routinely included adult language, realistic violence, drug use, and sexual content--began to roil the industry. Yummy Fur came of age during this storm and its often-offensive content, including dismembered, talking penises, led to controversy and censorship. With Brown's highly unconventional adaptations of the Gospels, and such comics memoirs as The Playboy (1991/1992) and I Never Liked You (1991-1994), Brown gradually moved away from the surrealistic, humor oriented strips toward autobiographical material far more restrained and elegiac in tone than his earlier strips. This work was followed by Louis Riel (1999-2003), Brown's critically acclaimed comic book biography of the controversial nineteenth-century Canadian revolutionary, and Paying for It (2011), his best-selling memoir on the life of a john.