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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Master List of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
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: Amulet: The Stonekeeper: Book 1.
9: Animal Man.
10: Astonishing X-Men.
11: Astro City.
12: Authority, The.
13: B.P.R.D.: Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
14: Batman: Arkham Asylum A Serious House on Serious Earth.
15: Batman: Black and White, Volume 1.
16: Batman: Dark Victory.
17: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
18: Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again.
19: Batman: The Killing Joke.
20: Batman: The Long Halloween.
21: Batman: Year One.
22: Batman: Year 100.
23: Battling Boy.
24: Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, The.
25: Bitch Planet.
26: Black Panther.
27: Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet.
28: Blacksad.
29: Blood: A Tale.
30: Bloodstar.
31: Bone.
32: Books of Magic, The.
33: Boys, The.
34: Brat Pack.
35: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8.
36: Camelot 3000.
37: Cerebus.
38: Conan.
39: Concrete.
40: Cosmic Odyssey.
41: Criminal.
42: Crisis on Infinite Earths.
43: Daredevil.
44: Daredevil: Born Again.
45: Daredevil: The Man Without Fear.
46: Death of Captain America, The.
47: Death of Captain Marvel, The.
48: Death: The High Cost of Living.
49: Demo.
50: DMZ.
51: Doom Patrol.
52: Dylan Dog Case Files, The.
53: Earth X.
54: East of West.
55: Elektra: Assassin.
56: Elektra Lives Again.
57: ElfQuest.
58: Ex Machina.
59: Fables.
60: Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America.
61: Filth, The.
62: Give Me Liberty: An American Dream.
63: Goon, The.
64: Green Arrow: Year One.
65: Green Lantern-Green Arrow, the Collection: Hard Traveling Heroes.
66: Green Lantern: Secret Origin.
67: Grendel.
68: Groo the Wanderer.
69: Hawkeye.
70: Hellblazer.
71: Hellboy.
72: His Name Is… Savage!.
73: Hitman.
74: Human Target.
75: Identity Crisis.
76: Infinite Crisis.
77: Infinity Gauntlet, The.
78: Invincible.
79: Invisibles, The.
80: Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus.
81: Joker.
82: Jon Sable, Freelance.
83: Judge Dredd.
84: Just a Pilgrim.
85: Justice League of America: The Nail.
86: Kick-Ass.
87: Kingdom Come.
88: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The.
89: Life and Times of Martha Washington, The: In the Twenty-First Century.
90: Light Brigade.
91: Losers, The.
92: Lucifer.