A Comics Studies Reader
Jeet Heer, Kent Worcester
Univ. Press of Mississippi, Jan 1, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 380 pages
A Comics Studies Reader offers the best of the new comics scholarship in nearly thirty essays on a wide variety of such comics forms as gag cartoons, editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, manga, and graphic novels.
The anthology covers the pioneering work of Rodolphe Töpffer, the Disney comics of Carl Barks, and the graphic novels of Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware, as well as Peanuts, romance comics, and superheroes. It explores the stylistic achievements of manga, the international anti-comics campaign, and power and class in Mexican comic books and English illustrated stories.
A Comics Studies Reader introduces readers to the major debates and points of reference that continue to shape the field. It will interest anyone who wants to delve deeper into the world of comics and is ideal for classroom use.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: A Comics Studies ReaderUser Review - Amy - Goodreads
Boring academic sandpaper. If you're really, truly into comics, this will probably interest you as it's a book filled with academic essays on the subject. I wish I had been able to avoid purchasing it for school. If you want to buy it - I'll sell it to you. Read full review
Review: A Comics Studies ReaderUser Review - Heather Clitheroe - Goodreads
Excellent collection of essays on comics studies and critical theory. Read full review
Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book
Limited preview - 2005
The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America
Limited preview - 2009