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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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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 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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Since its debut manga RG Veda, CLAMP has steadily asserted itself as one of the most widely renowned teams of manga artists, leaving a durable imprint in every established genre while also devising novel formulas along the way. Exploring a selection of CLAMP manga as well as anime it inspired, this ... [more]
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In the world of comics, Joss Whedon created his own dystopian heroine, Fray, assembled the goofy fannish heroes of Sugarshock, and wrote arcs for Marvel's Astonishing X-Men and Runaways. Today, Whedon continues the Buffy and Firefly stories with innovative comics that shatter the rules of storytelli... [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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Doctor Who is very much a part of British popular culture, and the Doctor has become a British icon. Nevertheless, thanks to BBC America as well as the Doctor's recent visits to the U.S., the series is becoming more susceptible to an 'American influence.' Doctor Who and recent spinoffs Torchwood and... [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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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 by... [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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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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Neil Gaiman has emerged as one of the most influential literary figures of the 21st century. This collection of new essays examines a range of Gaiman's prolific output, with readings of the novels American Gods, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Chi... [more]
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Ever since the premiere of the small-screen incarnation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997, the television worlds of Joss Whedon have acquired a cult following of dedicated fans and inspired curious scholars. The quest for power and control over humans and other animals is a constant theme running ... [more]
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Alan Moore, the idiosyncratic and controversial writer, remains a benchmark for readers of comics and graphic novels. This collection investigates the political, social, cultural, and sexual ideologies that emerge from his seminal work, Lost Girls, and demonstrates how these ideologies relate to his... [more]
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This comprehensive filmography provides critical analyses and behind-the-scenes stories for 600 horror, science fiction, and fantasy films from the 1960s. During those tumultuous years horror cinema flourished, proving as innovative and unpredictable as the decade itself. Representative titles inclu... [more]
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This is a book about the comics genre and language, how these were used to create Batman, and how that character's longevity is largely due to the medium's unique formal qualities. It argues that Batman's core appeal is his mythic nature which allows him to transcend changes in reader tastes, the vi... [more]
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Few scholars nursed on the literary canon would dispute that knowledge of Western literature benefits readers and writers of the superhero genre. This analysis of superhero comics as Romance literature shows that the reverse is true - knowledge of the superhero romance has something to teach critics... [more]
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The essays in this collection discuss how comics and graphic narratives can be useful primary texts and learning tools in college and university classes across different disciplines. There are six sections: American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Genre Studies... [more]
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