Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Independents & Underground Classics, 1st Edition

  • Bart H. Beaty
  • Stephen Weiner
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1587659549
  • ISBN-13: 9781587659546
  • DDC: 741.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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A "first" in the field, this brand new Critical Survey series focuses on all aspects of the graphic novels genre, aiming to establish it as an important academic discipline and research topic in libraries. Designed for academic institutions, high schools, and public libraries, the series provides unique insight into the stories and themes expressed in historic and current landscape of the graphic novel medium.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Master List of Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
1: A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge.
2: Adventures of Luther Arkwright, The.
3: Adventures of Tintin, The.
4: Age of Bronze: The Story of the Trojan War.
5: Age of Reptiles.
6: Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius.
7: Alan’s War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope.
8: Alec: The Years have Pants.
9: Alice in Sunderland: An Entertainment.
10: Aliens.
11: American Born Chinese.
12: American Splendor: From Off the Streets of Cleveland.
13: Arrival, The.
14: Asterios Polyp.
15: Asterix.
16: Aya of Yopougon.
17: Bacchus.
18: Ballad of Doctor Richardson, The.
19: Berlin: City of Stones.
20: Binky Brown Sampler.
21: Black Hole.
22: Blackmark.
23: Blankets: An Illustrated Novel.
24: Blueberry.
25: Bone.
26: Book of Genesis, The.
27: Boulevard of Broken Dreams, The.
28: Box Office Poison.
29: Burma Chronicles.
30: Cages.
31: Cancer Vixen: A True Story.
32: Cartoon History of the Universe, The.
33: Castle Waiting.
34: Chicken with Plums.
35: City of Glass.
36: Clumsy.
37: Color Trilogy, The.
38: Complete Essex County, The.
39: Complete Fritz the Cat, The.
40: Contract with God, and Other Tenement Stories, A.
41: Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The.
42: David Boring.
43: Dead Memory.
44: Dear Julia.
45: Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda.
46: Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man.
47: Dropsie Avenue: The Neighborhood.
48: Dykes to Watch Out For.
49: Ed the Happy Clown: The Definitive Ed Book.
50: Elk’s Run.
51: Embroideries.
52: Epileptic.
53: Ethel and Ernest: A True Story.
54: Exit Wounds.
55: Far Arden.
56: Fax from Sarajevo: A Story of Survival.
57: The Fixer: A Story from Sarajevo.
58: Flaming Carrot Comics.
59: Flood! A Novel in Pictures.
60: Footnotes in Gaza: A Graphic Novel.
61: Frank Book, The.
62: From Hell: Being a Melodrama in Sixteen Parts.
63: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic.
64: Gemma Bovery.
65: Get a Life.
66: Ghost World.
67: Give It up! And Other Short Stories.
68: Glacial Period.
69: Golem’s Mighty Swing, The.
70: Good-Bye, Chunky Rice.
71: Hard Boiled.
72: Harum Scarum.
73: Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book: Or, up from the Apes! (And Right Back Down).
74: Hate.
75: Haunted.
76: He Done Her Wrong: The Great American Novel—And Not a Word in It.
77: Hey, Wait.
78: Hicksville.
79: History of Violence, A.
80: Houdini: The Handcuff King.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Ice Haven.
2: Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery.
3: I Never Liked You: A Comic-Strip Narrative.
4: In the Shadow of No Towers.
5: It Rhymes with Lust.
6: It’s a Bird....
7: It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken: A Picture Novella.
8: It was the War of the Trenches.
9: Jar of Fools: A Picture Story.
10: Jew in Communist Prague, A: 1. Loss of Innocence.
11: Jew of New York, The: A Historical Romance.
12: Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth.
13: Journey: The Adventures of Wolverine MacAlistaire.
14: Journey into Mohawk Country.
15: Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: Stories.
16: Kabuki.
17: Kafka.
18: Kampung Boy.
19: Kane.
20: King: A Comics Biography.
21: Kings in Disguise.
22: Laika.
23: La Perdida.
24: Last Day in Vietnam: A Memory.
25: Leave It to Chance.
26: Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, The.
27: Life Sucks.
28: Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron.
29: Long Time Relationship.
30: Lost Cause: John Wesley Hardin, the Taylor-Sutton Feud, and Reconstruction Texas.
31: Lost Girl.
32: Lost Girls.
33: Louis.
34: Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography.
35: Love and Rockets.
36: Lucky.
37: Mail Order Bride.
38: Market Day.
39: Maus: A Survivor’s Tale.
40: Metropol: The Complete Series + Metropol A.D..
41: Minor Miracles.
42: Monologues for the Coming Plague.
43: Mouse Guard.
44: My Mommy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill.
45: Nat Turner.
46: Night Fisher.
47: 9/11 Report, The: A Graphic Adaptation.
48: Notes for a War Story.
49: Omaha the Cat Dancer.
50: One! Hundred! Demons!.
51: Our Cancer Year.
52: Owly.
53: Palestine.
54: Palomar: The Heartbreak Soup Stories.
55: Passionate Journey.
56: Paul.
57: Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned.
58: Percy Gloom.
59: Perfect Example.
60: Persepolis.
61: Photographer, The: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders.
62: Plain Janes, The.
63: Playboy, The.
64: Poor Bastard, The.
65: Predator.
66: Pride of Baghdad: Inspired by a True Story.
67: Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea.
68: Queen and Country.
69: Rabbi’s Cat, The.
70: Rex Mundi.
71: Richard Stark’s Parker.
72: Road to Perdition.
73: Robot Dreams.
74: Rose: Prequel to Bone.
75: Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-95.
76: Scary Godmother: The Boo Flu.
77: Scott Pilgrim.
78: Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Shortcomings.
2: Shutterbug Follies.
3: Signal to Noise.
4: Sin City.
5: Skim.
6: Skitzy: The Story of Floyd W. Skitzafroid.
7: Sloth.
8: Small Killing, A.
9: Snowman, The.
10: Stitches: A Memoir.
11: Strangers in Paradise.
12: Stray Bullets.
13: Stray Toasters.
14: Streak of Chalk.
15: Stuck Rubber Baby.
16: Suckle: The Status of Basil.
17: Summer of Love, The.
18: System, The.
19: Tale of One Bad Rat, The.
20: Tales of the Beanworld: A Most Peculiar Comic Book Experience.
21: Tamara Drewe.
22: Tank Girl.
23: Tantrum.
24: 30 Days of Night.
25: Three Fingers.
26: 300.
27: Three Shadows.
28: Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch, The.
29: Transit.
30: Treasury of Victorian Murder, A.
31: Tricked.
32: Twentieth Century Eightball.
33: Violent Cases.
34: Walking Dead, The.
35: Wall, The: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain.
36: Waltz with Bashir: A Lebanon War Story.
37: We are on Our Own.
38: What It is.
39: When the Wind Blows.
40: Whiteout.
41: Why I Hate Saturn.
42: Wilson.
43: Xenozoic Tales.
44: Yossel: April 19, 1943—A Story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
45: You are Here.
46: You’ll Never Know Book One: A Good and Decent Man.
47: Zombies vs. Robots.
48: Zot!: The Complete Black and White Collection, 1987-1991.
Guide to Online Resources.
Major Awards.
Works by Artist.
Works by Author.
Works by Publisher.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Bart H. Beaty

University of Calgary

Stephen Weiner

Maynard Public Library, MA