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 transmedial and fan-fictional offshoots—on its own terms. Comics Studies stakes the flag of our arrival—the arrival of comics studies as a full-fledged discipline that today and tomorrow excavates, examines, discusses, and analyzes all aspects that make up the resplendent planetary republic of comics. This collection of scholarly essays is a testament to the fact that comic book studies have come into their own as an academic discipline; simply and powerfully moving comic studies forward with their critical excavations and theoretical formulas based on the common sense understanding that comics add to the world as unique, transformative cultural phenomena.
Geek Heroines not only tells the stories of fictional and real women, but also explores how they represent changes in societal views of women, including women of color and the LGBTQ community. • Provides readers with an intersectional approach to geek culture that incorporates a variety of female identities • Details the historical problems of women's representation in geek culture including hypersexualization, bi-erasure, and transgender issues • Focuses on how characters and real-life women empower female identifications • Analyzes the geek community's history of sexism focusing on how social norms lead to one-dimensional characterizations
Now you can color DC Comics and all of its most popular characters your way with COLORING DC: WONDER WOMAN! DC Comics presents this iconic hero in a whole new way: in black and white, on heavy stock suitable for coloring! DC's Amazon Warrior stars in a new coloring book focusing on her greatest covers, splash pages and more by some of comics' top artists! This graphic novel features classic illustrations from some of the most well known Wonder Woman artists of all time, including George Pérez, Jim Lee, Brian Bolland, Amanda Conner, Ross Andru, H.G. Peter, Cliff Chiang, Phil Jimenez and more!
The late ’60s marked the height of Batmania, when fans of the Batman television series and the comic books couldn’t get enough of the Caped Crusader. His appearances on covers meant higher sales, so it was decreed Batman would take up permanent residence in THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD. His courage was never questioned, and he fearlessly teamed up with the most daring partners from across the DC Universe at a time when such crossovers were rare. These groundbreaking stories featured some of Batman’s greatest team-ups with such legendary characters as Wonder Woman, the Flash, Deadman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, the Teen Titans and others, all by some of the foremost comics talent of the Bronze Age—Neal Adams, Jim Aparo, Bob Haney, Dick Giordano and Dennis O’Neil, to name a few. BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 1 collects the first stories of Batman’s epic run on the series—THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #74-109—and includes a foreword by comics editor Robert Greenberger.
Release on 2019-11-05 | by Allan W. Austin,Patrick L. Hamilton
A History of Race and the American Superhero
Author: Allan W. Austin,Patrick L. Hamilton
Pubpsher: University of Texas Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Taking a multifaceted approach to attitudes toward race through popular culture and the American superhero, All New, All Different? explores a topic that until now has only received more discrete examination. Considering Marvel, DC, and lesser-known texts and heroes, this illuminating work charts eighty years of evolution in the portrayal of race in comics as well as in film and on television. Beginning with World War II, the authors trace the vexed depictions in early superhero stories, considering both Asian villains and nonwhite sidekicks. While the emergence of Black Panther, Black Lightning, Luke Cage, Storm, and other heroes in the 1960s and 1970s reflected a cultural revolution, the book reveals how nonwhite superheroes nonetheless remained grounded in outdated assumptions. Multiculturalism encouraged further diversity, with 1980s superteams, the minority-run company Milestone’s new characters in the 1990s, and the arrival of Ms. Marvel, a Pakistani-American heroine, and a new Latinx Spider-Man in the 2000s. Concluding with contemporary efforts to make both a profit and a positive impact on society, All New, All Different? enriches our understanding of the complex issues of racial representation in American popular culture.
This massive title collects the earliest Silver Age adventures of The Flash, including the origin story of Barry Allen. Other the first appearances of his sidekick, Kid Flash, fellow detective The Elongated Man, and much more. With new trade dress matching the rest of the Omnibuses from this collection, this oversize hardcover is a must-have for any serious collector.
Release on 2014 | by Gardner Francis Fox,Various,Mike Sekowsky,Bernard Sachs
Author: Gardner Francis Fox,Various,Mike Sekowsky,Bernard Sachs
Pubpsher: Dc Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
"This new hardcover omnibus collection spotlights the origins of the Justice League of America. In these stories from Brave and the Bold #28-30 and Justice League of America #1-30, Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Wonder Woman join forces to stand up against powerful intergalactic, mystical, and super-powered rogues such as Starro, Despero, Kanjar Ro, Dr. Destiny, Amos Fortune and Felix Faust!"--