eBook Critical Survey Of Graphic Novels, 1st Edition

  • Bart H. Beaty
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  • ISBN-10: 1587658690
  • ISBN-13: 9781587658693
  • DDC: 741.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released August 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This 2-volume reference presents entries on over 130 graphic novels, arranged alphabetically by title. The entries feature a lengthy essay (3-4 pages) with a plot summary, publication history, list of characters, list of the volumes published with brief plot summary of each, description of the artistic style, central themes of the story, impact on the genre, list of further readings, and a bibliography. Adaptation into other genres, including television and movies, is cited and discussed. Each entry gives the names of the author(s), artists, publisher, and date published. One or more b&w illustrations and inset boxes with additional information are also part of the entries. Vol. 2 contains several appendices and an extensive index

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Master List of Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Introduction.
Contributors.
1: 100%.
2: 100 Bullets.
3: Alias.
4: All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder.
5: All-Star Superman.
6: Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, The.
7: American Flagg!.
8: Animal Man.
9: Astonishing X-Men.
10: Astro City.
11: Authority, The.
12: B.P.R.D.: Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
13: Batman: Arkham Asylum A Serious House On Serious Earth.
14: Batman: Black and White, Volume 1.
15: Batman: Dark Victory.
16: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
17: Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again.
18: Batman: The Killing Joke.
19: Batman: The Long Halloween.
20: Batman: Year One.
21: Batman: Year 100.
22: Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, The.
23: Black Panther.
24: Blacksad.
25: Blood: A Tale.
26: Bloodstar.
27: Bone.
28: Books of Magic, The.
29: Boys, The.
30: Brat Pack.
31: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8.
32: Camelot 3000.
33: Cerebus.
34: Conan.
35: Concrete.
36: Cosmic Odyssey.
37: Criminal.
38: Crisis on Infinite Earths.
39: Daredevil: Born Again.
40: Daredevil: The Man Without Fear.
41: Death of Captain America, The.
42: Death of Captain Marvel, The.
43: Death: The High Cost of Living.
44: Demo.
45: DMZ.
46: Doom Patrol.
47: Dylan Dog Case Files, The.
48: Earth X.
49: Elektra: Assassin.
50: Elektra Lives Again.
51: ElfQuest.
52: Ex Machina.
53: Fables.
54: Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America.
55: Filth, The.
56: Give Me Liberty: An American Dream.
57: Goon, The.
58: Green Arrow: Year One.
59: Green Lantern-Green Arrow, the Collection: Hard Traveling Heroes.
60: Green Lantern: Secret Origin.
61: Grendel.
62: Groo the Wanderer.
63: Hellblazer.
64: Hellboy.
65: His Name is...Savage!.
66: Hitman.
67: Human Target.
68: Identity Crisis.
69: Infinite Crisis.
70: Infinity Gauntlet, The.
71: Invincible.
72: Invisibles, The.
73: Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus.
74: Jon Sable, Freelance.
75: Joker.
76: Judge Dredd.
77: Just a Pilgrim.
78: Justice League of America: The Nail.
79: Kick-Ass.
80: Kingdom Come.
81: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The.
82: Life and Times of Martha Washington in the Twenty-First Century, The.
83: Light Brigade.
84: Losers, The.
85: Lucifer.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Master List of Contents.
1: Madman.
2: Mage: The Hero Discovered.
3: Marvel 1602.
4: Marvel 1985.
5: Marvel Zombies.
6: Marvels.
7: Mask, The: Omnibus, Volume 1.
8: Miracleman.
9: Moonshadow.
10: New Frontier, The.
11: Nexus.
12: Omega the Unknown.
13: Originals, The.
14: Planetary.
15: Plastic Man: On the Lam.
16: Powers.
17: Preacher.
18: Promethea.
19: Rocketeer, The.
20: Ronin.
21: Rose: Prequel to Bone.
22: Runaways.
23: Sandman, The.
24: Sandman Mystery Theatre.
25: Savage Dragon.
26: Secret Wars.
27: Silver Surfer, The.
28: Spawn.
29: Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt.
30: Spirit Archives, The.
31: Superman for All Seasons.
32: Superman: Red Son.
33: Superman: The Man of Steel.
34: Swamp Thing.
35: Thor.
36: Tom Strong.
37: Top 10.
38: Transmetropolitan.
39: Ultimates, The.
40: Uncle Sam.
41: V for Vendetta.
42: Wanted.
43: Watchmen.
44: Wolverine.
45: Wolverine: Origin.
46: Wonder Woman: Love and Murder.
47: Wonder Woman: The Circle.
48: X-Men: Days of Future Past.
49: X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills.
50: X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga.
51: Y: The Last Man.
Bibliography.
Guide to Online Resources.
Timeline.
Major Awards.
Works by Artist.
Works by Author.
Works by Publisher.
Index.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Bart H. Beaty

University of Calgary