Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes & Superheroes, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1682179567
  • ISBN-13: 9781682179567
  • DDC: 741.50973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 800 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This book provides in-depth insight into many of the most popular and studied graphic novels. Researchers will be familiar with the characters and stories included in this collection, but will gain a deeper new understanding, as the literary nature of the stories is presented in critical format by leading writers in the field of study. This new edition includes a wide range of characters, from classics such as Batman and Superman, to the #1 ranked superhero, Spiderman, and more recent characters -- Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Hulk, Thor and more. Essays look beyond the pop culture aspects of the medium to show the wide range of literary themes and artistic styles used to convey beliefs and conflicts. The essays are arranged alphabetically and begin with reference top matter, simplifying research. The main text includes Publication History, Plot, Volumes, Characters, Artistic Style, Themes, and Impact.