Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

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Routledge Advances in Comics Studies promotes outstanding research on comics and graphic novels from communication theory, rhetorical theory and media studies perspectives. Additionally, the series aims to bring European, Asian, African, and Latin American comics scholarship to the English speaking world. The series includes monographs and themed anthologies. Comics Studies is a recently established and rapidly evolving field with much exciting research still to be done, and Routledge Advances in Comics Studies is dedicated to furthering the understanding of comics as an art form and a medium of communication.

  • Immigrants and Comics: Graphic Spaces of Remembrance, Transaction, and Mimesis book cover

    Immigrants and Comics

    Graphic Spaces of Remembrance, Transaction, and Mimesis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nhora Lucía Serrano

    This interdisciplinary, themed anthology focuses on the depiction of immigrants in cartoons, comics, and graphic novels across diverse cultures and time periods, as they navigate new socio-political milieux. It seeks to interrogate how immigration is portrayed in comics and how the "immigrant" was…

    Hardback – 2019-03-15 
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    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Urban Comics: Infrastructure and the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narrative book cover

    Urban Comics

    Infrastructure and the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narrative, 1st Edition

    By Dominic Davies

    Urban Comics: Infrastructure and the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narratives makes an important and timely contribution both to comics studies and urban studies, offering a decolonisation and reconfiguration of both of these already interdisciplinary fields. With chapter-length discussions…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 
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    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Batman and the Multiplicity of Identity: The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero as Cultural Nexus book cover

    Batman and the Multiplicity of Identity

    The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero as Cultural Nexus, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey A. Brown

    Concentrating primarily on contemporary depictions of Batman in the comic books, this book analyzes why Batman is so immensely popular right now in America and globally, and how the fictional Dark Knight reveals both new cultural concerns and longstanding beliefs about American values. The…

    Hardback – 2018-12-12 
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    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Superhero Bodies: Identity, Materiality, Transformation book cover

    Superhero Bodies

    Identity, Materiality, Transformation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wendy Haslem, Elizabeth MacFarlane, Sarah Richardson

    Throughout the history of the genre, the superhero has been characterised primarily by physical transformation and physical difference. Superhero Bodies: Identity, Materiality, Transformation explores the transformation of the superhero body across multiple media forms including comics, film,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-26 
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    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Superman and Comic Book Brand Continuity book cover

    Superman and Comic Book Brand Continuity

    1st Edition

    By Phillip Bevin

    Superman and Comic Book Brand Continuity traces the development of comic book continuity through the case study of Superman, examining the character’s own evolution across several media, including comics, radio, television, and film. Superman’s relationship with continuity illustrates a key feature…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
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    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Empirical Comics Research: Digital, Multimodal, and Cognitive Methods book cover

    Empirical Comics Research

    Digital, Multimodal, and Cognitive Methods, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alexander Dunst, Jochen Laubrock, Janina Wildfeuer

    This edited volume brings together work in the field of empirical comics research. Drawing on computer and cognitive science, psychology and art history, linguistics and literary studies, each chapter presents innovative methods and establishes the practical and theoretical motivations for the…

    Hardback – 2018-06-27
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    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Comics Studies Here and Now book cover

    Comics Studies Here and Now

    1st Edition

    Edited by Frederick Luis Aldama

    Comics Studies Here and Now marks the arrival of comics studies scholarship that no longer feels the need to justify itself within or against other fields of study. The essays herein move us forward, some in their re-diggings into comics history and others by analyzing comics—and all its…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10
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    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • The Narratology of Comic Art book cover

    The Narratology of Comic Art

    1st Edition

    By Kai Mikkonen

    By placing comics in a lively dialogue with contemporary narrative theory, The Narratology of Comic Art builds a systematic theory of narrative comics, going beyond the typical focus on the Anglophone tradition. This involves not just the exploration of those properties in comics that can be…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10
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    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • The Modern Superhero in Film and Television: Popular Genre and American Culture book cover

    The Modern Superhero in Film and Television

    Popular Genre and American Culture, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey A. Brown

    Hollywood’s live-action superhero films currently dominate the worldwide box-office, with the characters enjoying more notoriety through their feature film and television depictions than they have ever before. This book argues that this immense popularity reveals deep cultural concerns about…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10
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    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Reading Art Spiegelman book cover

    Reading Art Spiegelman

    1st Edition

    By Philip Smith

    The horror of the Holocaust lies not only in its brutality but in its scale and logistics; it depended upon the machinery and logic of a rational, industrialised, and empirically organised modern society. The central thesis of this book is that Art Spiegelman’s comics all identify deeply-rooted…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10
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    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies