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With storylines that often contain overt social messages within its "mutant metaphor," X-Men is often credited with having more depth than the average superhero property. In this collection, each essay examines a specific era of the X-Men franchise in relationship to contemporary soci... [more]
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Animation has been part of television since the start of the medium but it has rarely received unbiased recognition from media scholars. This book takes a serious look at the whole genre of television animation, from the early themes and practices through the evolution of the art to the present day.... [more]
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This first-ever biography of American actress Anne Francis will enlighten her casual fans and earn a nod of agreement from her diehard admirers. The star of such 1950s cinematic classics as Forbidden Planet, Anne made the risky decision to transplant her talents to television and, as a result, her a... [more]
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"Since his film debut in the 1940s, Batman and his alter ego Bruce Wayne have been a regular presence in movies. In various incarnations, Batman has remained an American icon, capturing the imagination of each successive generation of moviegoers. This study documents his live-action film adventures,... [more]
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Written by international experts from a range of disciplines, these essays examine the uniquely British contribution to science fiction film and television, including Doctor Who, the Hammer Horror films, 28 Days Later, A Clockwork Orange, and many others. Viewing British SF as a cultural phenomenon ... [more]
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The worlds of Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and other modern epics feature the Chosen One, an adolescent boy who defeats the Dark Lord and battles the sorrows of the world. Television's Buffy the Vampire Slayer represents a different kind of epic - the heroine's journey, not the hero's. This provocat... [more]
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This collection combines the academic and practical aspects of teaching by exploring the ways in which Buffy the Vampire Slayer is taught in international classrooms through both interdisciplinary and discipline-based approaches. Essays describe how Buffy can be used to explain and encourage further... [more]
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"For more than 60 years, Captain America was one of Marvel Comics' flagship characters, representing truth, strength, liberty, and justice. This book discusses topics including the representation of Nazi Germany in comics from the 1940s to the 1960s; the creation of Captain America in light of the J... [more]
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This filmography (including television and music video appearances) chronicles the career of Caroline Munro, a woman of humble beginnings whose chance entry in a 'Face of the Year' photo competition propelled her to international fame as a model and actress, and whose work in genre cinema has won he... [more]
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"These essays from critical disciplines examine how comic books and graphic narratives move between various media, while merging youth and adult cultures and popular and high art. The articles feature international perspectives on comics and graphic novels published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britai... [more]
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Rod Serling's anthology series The Twilight Zone is recognized as one of the greatest television shows of all time. This comprehensive reference work gives a complete history of the show, from its beginning in 1959 to its final 1964 season, with critical commentaries, incisive analyses, and the most... [more]
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C.W. Sullivan III From Doctor Who to Lost, a select group of television series - The Prisoner, Twin Peaks, The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost, Heroes, Doctor Who, and Star Trek - with strong elements of fantasy has achieved cult status. This work analyzes what makes these programs unique, a... [more]
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This is a comprehensive sourcebook on the world's most famous vampire, with over 700 citations of domestic and international Dracula films, television programs, documentaries, adult features, animated works, and video games, as well as nearly a thousand comic books and stage adaptations. While they ... [more]
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"From automatons to zombies, many fantastic elements have been cross-pollinated with the western genre. This A-to-Z encyclopedia of the Weird Western covers film, television, animation, dime novels, pulp fiction, comic books, novels, short stories and video and role-playing games."... [more]
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Although he is most remembered for his vast collection of science fiction memorabilia and his frequent sci-fi convention appearances, Forrest J. Ackerman also left a sizeable body of work in print. The extensive bibliography includes listings of books, published letters, articles, fiction, verse, sp... [more]
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This book explores the connections between comics and Gothic from four different angles: historical, formal, cultural and textual. It identifies structures, styles and themes drawn from literary gothic traditions and discusses their presence in British and American comics today, with particular atte... [more]
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"The comics within capture in intimate, often awkward, but always relatable detail the tribulations and triumphs of life. In particular, the lives of 18 Jewish women artists who bare all in their work, which appeared in the internationally acclaimed exhibition 'Graphic Details: Confessional Comics b... [more]
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"Full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, this book provides a wide-reaching look at how graphic novels and comics can be used to their full advantage in educational settings. Topics include: the historically tenuous relationship between comics and lib... [more]
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Sequential art combines the visual and the narrative in a way that readers have to interpret the images with the writing. Comics make a good fit with education because students are using a format that provides active engagement. This collection of essays is a wide-ranging look at current practices u... [more]
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Though best known for its horror films, Hammer produced a wide variety of movies in many genres. The British studio was famous for its exciting stories and expert action, all on very small budgets and short shooting schedules. From The Public Life of Henry the Ninth (1935) to The Lady Vanishes (1978... [more]
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Horror comics have been a part of the fabric of the industry since the Golden Age of the 1940s. William Schoell examines the evolution of the genre from the Golden Age, through the Silver Age in the 1960, up until the end of the Bronze Age in the early 1980s. Included are the ... [more]

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"When Lord Byron challenged his friends to write a ghost story, his summons brought forth a mad doctor intent on reanimation and a vampire drunk with bloodlust. The night modern horror was born was notoriously dark and stormy, as were the lives of those who wrote the most fearsome yet beloved tales ... [more]
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This collection of 13 new essays employs ethnographic methods to investigate San Diego's Comic-Con International, the largest annual celebration of the popular arts in North America. Working from a common grounding in fan studies, these individual explorations examine a range of cultural practices a... [more]
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"Offering an extensive, annotated guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics, this work provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publicationís title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix... [more]
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For decades, scholars have made the connection between the design of the superhero story and the mythology of the ancient folktale. This volume details how the workings of the superhero comics industry and the conventions of the medium have developed a culture like that of traditional epic storytell... [more]
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