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Category: Journals

The Journal of Comics and Culture Volume 2

by Carol Tilley

  • Author : Carol Tilley
  • Version : 2017
  • Weight~ : 1.00 lb 0.00 oz
  • Dimensions~ : 1.00 x 6.00 x 9.00

  • Journal
    $ 40.00

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The Journal of Comics and Culture studies the comic and the rapidly evolving medium of the graphic novel and its connection to the wider world of popular culture. Original monographs, research, history, book reviews, and analysis reflect the innovative creative talents in the field, ground-breaking works, and how comics and the graphic novel both reflect and inform American culture.

In the past 40 years, comics have moved from occupying a decidedly lowbrow niche at the margins of pop culture to the center of the popular and critical imagination. Comics—a catch-all term that encompasses monthly comic books, graphic novels, and webcomics—are embedded in, relate to and comment upon other forms of media like film, painting, and the novel.

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The Journal of Comics and Culture studies comics and graphic novels in conjunction with their impact on and response to popular culture. This journal analyzes and illustrates the growing talents in the field of comics, as well as comics’ origins, impacts, and reflections on American culture as a whole. Volume 2 focuses specifically on the informative theme of Comics in the Margins, featuring articles such as “Autobiography, Documentary, and History in Comics: The Four Immigrants Manga and Citizen 13660” by Lan Dong; and “‘Equally Terrorized’: Rhetorical Irony, Rorty, and In the Shadow of No Towers” by Daniel Lawson. There are several book reviews in volume 2, including Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia by Brian Cremins, and Superman: The Persistence of an American Icon by Ian Gordon. Also included in this volume are short communications revolving around recent monographs, and a review of the 2017 Queers & Comics Conference by Frank Bramlett.

ISBN: 978-1-961951-24-7
ISSN: 2471-1500
Price: $40.00
Paperback, 2017
128 Pages