♥ Book Title : Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes]
☯ Full Synopsis : "The most comprehensive reference ever compiled about the rich and enduring genre of comic books and graphic novels, from their emergence in the 1930s to their late-century breakout into the mainstream. • Includes over 330 entries on comic books and their creators • Presents the work of 80 contributors—accomplished academics and librarians who are also fans of comic books and graphic novels • Offers selected bibliographic listings with the entries • Provides a comprehensive index of artists, writers, works, characters, genres, and themes"Article| M. Keith Booker| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels
☯ Full Synopsis : "Focuses on English-language comics with special emphasis on the new graphic novel format that emerged in the 1970s."Article| M. Keith Booker| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Encyclopedia of Comic Book Heroes: Batman
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Michael L. Fleisher| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Original Encyclopedia of Comic Book Heroes
☯ Full Synopsis : "Detailed entries, complemented by illustrations selected from comic books and incorporating original dialogue and textual narrative, furnish an exhaustive reference on the histories, adversaries, and adventures of Wonder Woman."Article| Michael L. Fleisher| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Comic Book Encyclopedia
☯ Full Synopsis : "A 4–colour, illustrated best–of–the–best of the comic book world – with writers/creators who launched an industry (Jack Kirby, Stan Lee), amazing graphic novels (Preacher, The Watcher), legendary artists (Jim Lee) and characters as wide–ranging as Archie, The Gay Ghost, Batman, Blue Devil and the Fantastic Four. Never before has there been a single volume of superheroes, graphic novels, strange comic icons, legendary writers and artists of the comic world. Comic Book Encyclopedia is the multiverse of comic legend and lore for every comic–book fan, and for everyone who wants to understand the characters, history, and universal appeal of this world. Collected into a single volume, this is the best–of–the–best of comics. From the 1930s to today, it includes everything a young, budding comic reader – or an experienced pro – needs to know and/or read."Article| Ron Goulart| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Marvel encyclopedia
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Eric J. Moreels| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The world encyclopedia of comics
☯ Full Synopsis : "-- Covers artists' lives and careers, their contributions and style, and their influence on other artists -- Comics entries include information on artists who worked on them description of plot, theme and character, and their place in the history of comics -- Extensive glossary illuminates the lingo of the industry -- Bibliography, listings of comic book publishers and syndicates, and a l0,000-entry index -- Includes 16 new pages of full-color comics -- New in this edition: "Calvin & Hobbes, " "Dilbert, " "Garfield, " "Doonesbury, " "Kudzo, " "Mutts, " and many others"Article| Maurice Horn| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman [2 volumes]
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. • Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves • Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject • Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations • Includes a comprehensive bibliography"Article| Randy Duncan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States [2 volumes]
☯ Full Synopsis : "In this two-volume work, hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries survey contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer American literature and its social contexts. • Hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries discuss authors, literary works, movements, genres, and social issues • An alphabetical list of entries offers a quick survey of the encyclopedia's contents • A guide to related topics quickly and conveniently directs readers to entries likely to interest them • Bibliographies for specific entries help students find sources of additional information on specialized topics • A selected, general bibliography directs students to the most helpful print and electronic resources on contemporary LGBTQ American literature"Article| Emmanuel S. Nelson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Comic Book Culture
☯ Full Synopsis : "Provides a concise history of the comic book business from its shaky beginnings in the early 1930s to its multimillion-dollar success during World War II, and includes cover illustrations from the middle 1930s to the late 1940s."Article| Ron Goulart| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Superhero Book
☯ Full Synopsis : "Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate AtoZ compendium describes everyone’s favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 heroes, icons and their place in popular culture, it is the first comprehensive profile of superheroes across all media, following their path from comic book stardom to radio, television, movies, and novels. The best-loved and most historically significant superheroes—mainstream and counterculture, famous and forgotten, best and worst—are presented with numerous full-color illustrations, including dozens of classic comic covers. Each significant era of the superhero is explored—from the Golden Age of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s through the Modern Age—providing a unique perspective of the role of the hero over the course of the 20th century and beyond. This latest edition has been revised to reflect updates on existing characters, coverage of new characters, and recent films and media trends in the last several years."Article| Gina Misiroglu| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Essential Batman Encyclopedia
☯ Full Synopsis : "A reference covering the complete history of the Dark Knight furnishes entries that provide details on Batman's history and origins, profiles of characters, descriptions of featured places, and an overview of the hero's adventures."Article| Robert Greenberger| Statement ..."