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Vertigo Comics

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 100064085X
Pages : 174 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (64 downloads)

Download Vertigo Comics PDF Format Full Free by Isabelle Licari-Guillaume and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-08-30 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the so-called "British Invasion" of DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, which played an important role in redefining the mainstream comics industry in the US during the early 1990s. Focusing on British creators within Vertigo, this study traces the evolution of the line from its creation in 1993 to its demise in 2019. Through an approach grounded in cultural history, the book disentangles the imprint’s complex roots, showing how editors channelled the potential of its British writers at a time of deep-seated economic and cultural change within the comics industry, and promoted a sense of cohesion across titles that defied categories. The author also delves into lesser-known aspects of the Invasion, exploring less-canonical periods and creators that are often eclipsed by Vertigo’s early star writers. An innovative contribution on a key element of comic book history, this volume will appeal both to researchers of Vertigo scholarship and to fans of the imprint. It will also be an essential read for those interested in transatlantic collaborations and exchanges in the entertainment industry, processes of cultural legitimation and cultural hierarchies, and to anyone working on the representation of national and social identities.


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"I'm Just a Comic Book Boy"

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 078649641X
Pages : 241 pages
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Download "I'm Just a Comic Book Boy" PDF Format Full Free by Christopher B. Field and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-02-20 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comics and the punk movement are inextricably linked--each has a foundational do-it-yourself ethos and a nonconformist spirit defiant of authority. This collection of new essays provides for the first time a thorough analysis of the intersections between comics and punk. The contributors expand the discussion beyond the familiar U.S. and UK scenes to include the influence punk has had on comics produced in other countries, such as Spain and Turkey.


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Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels

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ISBN 13 : 1476614326
Pages : 268 pages
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Download Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels PDF Format Full Free by Julia Round and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-02-07 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the connections between comics and Gothic from four different angles: historical, formal, cultural and textual. It identifies structures, styles and themes drawn from literary gothic traditions and discusses their presence in British and American comics today, with particular attention to the DC Vertigo imprint. Part One offers an historical approach to British and American comics and Gothic, summarizing the development of both their creative content and critical models, and discussing censorship, allusion and self-awareness. Part Two brings together some of the gothic narrative strategies of comics and reinterprets critical approaches to the comics medium, arguing for an holistic model based around the symbols of the crypt, the spectre and the archive. Part Three then combines cultural and textual analysis, discussing the communities that have built up around comics and gothic artifacts and concluding with case studies of two of the most famous gothic archetypes in comics: the vampire and the zombie.


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The British Comic Book Invasion

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476635005
Pages : 281 pages
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Download The British Comic Book Invasion PDF Format Full Free by Jochen Ecke and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-12-06 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What makes a successful comics creator? How can storytelling stay exciting and innovative? How can genres be kept vital? Writers and artists in the highly competitive U.S. comics mainstream have always had to explore these questions but they were especially pressing in the 1980s. As comics readers grew older they started calling for more sophisticated stories. They were also no longer just following the adventures of popular characters—writers and artists with distinctive styles were in demand. DC Comics and Marvel went looking for such mavericks and found them in the United Kingdom. Creators like Alan Moore (Watchmen, Saga of the Swamp Thing), Grant Morrison (The Invisibles, Flex Mentallo) and Garth Ennis (Preacher) migrated from the anarchical British comics industry to the U.S. mainstream and shook up the status quo yet came to rely on the genius of the American system.


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The Rise of the American Comics Artist

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 13 : 160473793X
Pages : 256 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (737 downloads)

Download The Rise of the American Comics Artist PDF Format Full Free by Paul Williams and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2010-11-11 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by David M. Ball, Ian Gordon, Andrew Loman, Andrea A. Lunsford, James Lyons, Ana Merino, Graham J. Murphy, Chris Murray, Adam Rosenblatt, Julia Round, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Stephen Weiner, and Paul Williams Starting in the mid-1980s, a talented set of comics artists changed the American comic book industry forever by introducing adult sensibilities and aesthetic considerations into popular genres such as superhero comics and the newspaper strip. Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's Watchmen (1987) revolutionized the former genre in particular. During this same period, underground and alternative genres began to garner critical acclaim and media attention beyond comics-specific outlets, as best represented by Art Spiegelman's Maus. Publishers began to collect, bind, and market comics as “graphic novels,” and these appeared in mainstream bookstores and in magazine reviews. The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts brings together new scholarship surveying the production, distribution, and reception of American comics from this pivotal decade to the present. The collection specifically explores the figure of the comics creator—either as writer, as artist, or as writer and artist—in contemporary US comics, using creators as focal points to evaluate changes to the industry, its aesthetics, and its critical reception. The book also includes essays on landmark creators such as Joe Sacco, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware, as well as insightful interviews with Jeff Smith (Bone), Jim Woodring (Frank) and Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics). As comics have reached new audiences, through different material and electronic forms, the public's broad perception of what comics are has changed. The Rise of the American Comics Artist surveys the ways in which the figure of the creator has been at the heart of these evolutions.


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Supernatural Youth

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 13 : 0739149792
Pages : 256 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (149 downloads)

Download Supernatural Youth PDF Format Full Free by Jes Battis and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2011-10-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The goal of Supernatural Youth: The Rise of the Teen Hero in Literature and Popular Culture, edited by Jes Battis, is to analyze the ways in which young heroic protagonists are presented in popular literary and visual texts. Supernatural Youth is essential for educators who work in the fields of English, media studies, women's studies, LGBT studies, and sociology, as well as undergraduate students who are interested in popular culture.


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Understanding Genres in Comics

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13 : 3030435547
Pages : 157 pages
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Download Understanding Genres in Comics PDF Format Full Free by Nicolas Labarre and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-04-09 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a theoretical framework and numerous cases studies – from early comic books to contemporary graphic novels – to understand the uses of genres in comics. It begins with the assumption that genre is both frequently used and undertheorized in the medium. Drawing from existing genre theories, particularly in film studies, the book pays close attention to the cultural, commercial, and technological specificities of comics in order to ground its account of the dynamics of genre in the medium. While chronicling historical developments, including the way public discourses shaped the horror genre in comics in the 1950s and the genre-defining function of crossovers, the book also examines contemporary practices, such as the use of hashtags and their relations to genres in self-published online comics.


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Moonshadow

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Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
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ISBN 13 : 1506709559
Pages : 512 pages
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Download Moonshadow PDF Format Full Free by J.M. Dematteis and published by Dark Horse Comics. This book was released on 2019-06-25 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Known as America's first fully painted graphic novel, the poetic, philosophical, and groundbreaking Moonshadow is now availabe in a digital format, with a new introduction by writer J.M. DeMatteis and a new bonus section featuring concept art and early notes from the creative team. A romantic, unreliable narrator leads us through his interplanetary coming-of-age story, as an older Moonshadow recounts his strange mixed-species birth in outer space, his escape from a deep-space zoo, and his struggles to survive in a war-torn universe. With gorgeous watercolor artwork by Jon J Muth, this influential, timeless "fairy tale for adults" also includes the Farewell Moonshadow illustrated novella that gives fans a look at Moon's life after his tumultuous, space-faring teens and misadventures with the miscreant Ira. Digitally restored and including all original cover work, this volume also includes illustrations by Kent Williams and George Pratt and lettering by Kevin Nowlan. A sci-fi fantasy that Ray Bradbury called, "Beautiful, original, haunting," and DeMatteis himself calls "Dickens' David Copperfield meets Siddhartha in space."


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The American Comic Book Industry and Hollywood

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1844579433
Pages : 204 pages
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Download The American Comic Book Industry and Hollywood PDF Format Full Free by Alisa Perren and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-05-20 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The American Comic Book Industry and Hollywood traces the evolving relationship between the American comic book industry and Hollywood from the launch of X-Men, Spider-Man, and Smallville in the early 2000s through the ascent of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Arrowverse, and the Walking Dead Universe in the 2010s. Perren and Steirer illustrate how the American comic book industry simultaneously has functioned throughout the first two decades of the twenty-first century as a relatively self-contained business characterized by its own organizational structures, business models, managerial discourses, production cultures, and professional identities even as it has remained dependent on Hollywood for revenue from IP licensing. The authors' expansive view of the industry includes not only a discussion of the “Big Two,” Marvel/Disney and DC Comics/Time Warner, but also a survey of the larger comics ecosystem. Other key industry players, including independent publishers BOOM! Studios, IDW, and Image, digital distributor ComiXology, and management-production company Circle of Confusion, all receive attention. Drawing from interviews, fieldwork, archival research, and trade analysis, The American Comic Book Industry and Hollywood provides a road map to understanding the operations of the comic book industry while also offering new models for undertaking trans- and inter-industrial analysis.


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Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13 : 1442268409
Pages : 326 pages
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Download Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga PDF Format Full Free by Randall Bonser and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-09-08 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a history of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, detailing the origins of each and providing an overview of their significance to young adult readers.


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Critical Approaches to Comics

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1136884742
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Critical Approaches to Comics PDF Format Full Free by Matthew J. Smith and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-03-22 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which students can then apply to interrogate and critique the meanings and forms of comic books, graphic novels, and other sequential art. The authors introduce a wide range of critical perspectives on comics, including fandom, genre, intertextuality, adaptation, gender, narrative, formalism, visual culture, and much more. As the first comprehensive introduction to critical methods for studying comics, Critical Approaches to Comics is the ideal textbook for a variety of courses in comics studies. Contributors: Henry Jenkins, David Berona, Joseph Witek, Randy Duncan, Marc Singer, Pascal Lefevre, Andrei Molotiu, Jeff McLaughlin, Amy Kiste Nyberg, Christopher Murray, Mark Rogers, Ian Gordon, Stanford Carpenter, Matthew J. Smith, Brad J. Ricca, Peter Coogan, Leonard Rifas, Jennifer K. Stuller, Ana Merino, Mel Gibson, Jeffrey A. Brown, Brian Swafford


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A Tour of Fabletown

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ISBN 13 : 0786499850
Pages : 209 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (499 downloads)

Download A Tour of Fabletown PDF Format Full Free by Neta Gordon and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-03-14 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2002, Vertigo/DC Comics published the first issue of Bill Willingham's Fables. The series imagined the lives of fairy tale figures--Snow White, the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella and the ubiquitous Prince Charming, among many others--as they made new lives for themselves in modern-day New York City, having fled their storied homeworlds following an invasion. After 150 issues and many awards, Fables concluded its run in July 2015. This study, the first about the sprawling, complex series, discusses such topics as Fables' status as a contemporary adaptation of folk and fairy tales; its use of conventional genres like sword-and-sorcery, crime and romance; its portrayal of social and political relationships; and its self-referential moments. Providing a detailed introduction to the themes and ideas in the series, the author explores how Fables portrays redemption, the function of community, and how our hopes and fears influence our ideal of "happily ever after."


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Shakespeare / Not Shakespeare

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 3319633007
Pages : 312 pages
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Download Shakespeare / Not Shakespeare PDF Format Full Free by Christy Desmet and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-11-09 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This essay collection addresses the paradox that something may at once “be” and “not be” Shakespeare. This phenomenon can be a matter of perception rather than authorial intention: audiences may detect Shakespeare where the author disclaims him or have difficulty finding him where he is named. Douglas Lanier’s “Shakespearean rhizome,” which co-opts Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of artistic relations as rhizomes (a spreading, growing network that sprawls horizontally to defy hierarchies of origin and influence) is fundamental to this exploration. Essays discuss the fine line between “Shakespeare” and “not Shakespeare” through a number of critical lenses—networks and pastiches, memes and echoes, texts and paratexts, celebrities and afterlives, accidents and intertexts—and include a wide range of examples: canonical plays by Shakespeare, historical figures, celebrities, television performances and adaptations, comics, anime appropriations, science fiction novels, blockbuster films, gangster films, Shakesploitation and teen films, foreign language films, and non-Shakespearean classic films.


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Icons of the American Comic Book

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13 : 0313399239
Pages : 948 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (399 downloads)

Download Icons of the American Comic Book PDF Format Full Free by Randy Duncan and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013 with total page 948 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. Multiple generations have thrilled to the exploits of the heroes and villains of American comic books. These imaginary characters permeate our culture--even Americans who have never read a comic book grasp what the most well-known examples represent. But these comic book characters, and their creators, do more than simply thrill: they make us consider who we are and who we aspire to be. Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman contains 100 entries that provide historical background, explore the impact of the comic-book character on American culture, and summarize what is iconic about the subject of the entry. Each entry also lists essential works, suggests further readings, and contains at least one sidebar that provides entertaining and often quirky insight not covered in the main entry. This two-volume work examines fascinating subjects, such as how the superhero concept embodied the essence of American culture in the 1930s; and the ways in which comic book icons have evolved to reflect changing circumstances, values, and attitudes regarding cultural diversity. The book's coverage extends beyond just characters, as it also includes entries devoted to creators, publishers, titles, and even comic book related phenomena that have had enduring significance. 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


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Encyclopedia of Black Comics

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Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1682751686
Pages : 262 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (751 downloads)

Download Encyclopedia of Black Comics PDF Format Full Free by Sheena Howard and published by Fulcrum Publishing. This book was released on 2017-09-15 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Black Comics, focuses on people of African descent who have published significant works in the United States or have worked across various aspects of the comics industry. The book focuses on creators in the field of comics: inkers, illustrators, artists, writers, editors, Black comic historians, Black comic convention creators, website creators, archivists and academics—as well as individuals who may not fit into any category but have made notable achievements within and/or across Black comic culture.


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Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art

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Publisher : Rockport Publishers
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ISBN 13 : 161060234X
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art PDF Format Full Free by Karen Haber and published by Rockport Publishers. This book was released on 2011-06-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art profiles and celebrates the work of today’s leading practitioners of art of the fantastic, as well as a handful of gifted newcomers from around the globe. The range and impact of their work is both inspiring and far-reaching. These 28 masters have created images for television, movies, gaming, museum exhibits, theme park rides, and every area of publishing.Some of the artists featured only employ traditional painting techniques, while others use only digital methods, and many more blend the mediums to create their fantastical images. Each artist discusses his/her influences and techniques as well as offering tips to beginning artists. Science Fiction Grandmaster and Hugo Award–winning author Joe Haldeman contributes a foreword. Artists, science fiction fans, and art collectors will appreciate the outstanding artwork featured here. Featured artists include: —Brom —Jim Burns —Kinuko Y. Craft —Dan Dos Santos —Bob Eggleton —Donato Giancola —Rebecca Guay —James Gurney —Gregory Manchess —Stephan Martiniere —Terese Nielsen —John Picacio —Greg Spalenka —Shaun Tan —Charles Vess


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Visions of the Future in Comics

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476629366
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Visions of the Future in Comics PDF Format Full Free by Francesco-Alessio Ursini, and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-09-11 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Across generations and genres, comics have imagined different views of the future, from unattainable utopias to worrisome dystopias. These presaging narratives can be read as reflections of their authors’ (and readers’) hopes, fears and beliefs about the present. This collection of new essays explores the creative processes in comics production that bring plausible futures to the page. The contributors investigate portrayals in different stylistic traditions—manga, bande desinées—from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The picture that emerges documents the elaborate storylines and complex universes comics creators have been crafting for decades.