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Demanding Respect: The Evolution of the American Comic Book
By University Press Audiobooks
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 128 reviews
How is it that comic books - the once-reviled form of lowbrow popular culture - are now the rage for Hollywood blockbusters, the basis for best-selling video games, and the inspiration for literary graphic novels? In Demanding Respect, Paul Lopes immerses himself in the discourse and practices of this art and subculture to provide a social history of the American comic book over the last 75 years. Lopes analyzes the cultural production, reception, and consumption of American comic books

Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books
By University Press Audiobooks
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 73 reviews
Originally published in France and long sought in English translation, Jean-Paul Gabilliet's Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books documents the rise and development of the American comic book industry from the 1930s to the present. The book intertwines aesthetic issues and critical biographies with the concerns of production, distribution, and audience reception, making it one of the few interdisciplinary studies of the art form. A thorough introduction by translators

Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth
By HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 49 reviews
For 75 years, Wonder Woman has served as an inspiration to people everywhere. Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth examines this powerful superhero - who was created by famous psychologist William Moulton Marston - through 20 chapters, including some very special interviews and the previously unpublished memoir of Elizabeth Holloway Marston. This collection analyzes: Marston's important role in the history of forensic psychology How Diana's relationship with her mother and

Iron Man and Philosophy: Facing the Stark Reality
By Audible Studios
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 79 reviews
The first look at the philosophy behind the Iron Man comics and movies. On the surface, Iron Man appears to be a straightforward superhero, another rich guy fighting crime with fancy gadgets. But beneath the shiny armor and flashy technology lies Tony Stark, brilliant inventor and eccentric playboy, struggling to balance his desires, addictions, and relationships with his duties as the Armored Avenger. Iron Man and Philosophy explores the many philosophical issues that emerge from the essential

Subjectivity across Media: Interdisciplinary and Transmedial Perspectives (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies)
By Routledge
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ean: 9781138186750, isbn: 1138186759,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 135 reviews
Media in general and narrative media in particular have the potential to represent not only a variety of both possible and actual worlds but also the perception and consciousness of characters in these worlds. Hence, media can be understood as ''qualia machines,'' as technologies that allow for the production of subjective experiences within the affordances and limitations posed by the conventions of their specific mediality. This edited collection examines the transmedial as well as the

Spider-Man and Philosophy: The Web of Inquiry
By Audible Studios
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 118 reviews
Untangle the complex web of philosophical dilemmas of Spidey and his world - in time for the release of The Amazing Spider-Man movie. Since Stan Lee and Marvel introduced Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy 15 in 1962, everyone's favorite webslinger has had a long career in comics, graphic novels, cartoons, movies, and even on Broadway. In this book some of history's most powerful philosophers help us explore the enduring questions and issues surrounding this beloved superhero: Is Peter Parker to

The Avengers and Philosophy: Earth's Mightiest Thinkers
By Audible Studios
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
An engaging look at the philosophical underpinnings of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Avengers assemble! Tackling intriguing dilemmas and issues that no single great philosopher can withstand, this powerful book enlists the brainpower of an A-list team of history's most prominent thinkers to explore the themes behind the action of Marvel Comics' all-star superhero team. Arms you with new insights into the characters and themes of The Avengers Deepens your appreciation both of The Avengers

Garry Trudeau: Doonesbury and the Aesthetics of Satire
By University Press Audiobooks
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
Since 1968, Garry Trudeau (b. 1948) has brought his brand of political satire to bear on public figures, movie stars, heads of state, and even on himself. Trudeau has also advocated for artists' rights and challenged industry norms while keeping a decidedly low profile. In Garry Trudeau: Doonesbury and the Aesthetics of Satire, Kerry D. Soper traces the contribution of this groundbreaking artist. Trudeau is arguably the premier American political and social satirist of the last forty years.

We Go Pogo: Walt Kelly, Politics, and American Satire
By University Press Audiobooks
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 80 reviews
Walt Kelly (1913-1973) is one of the most respected and innovative American cartoonists of the twentieth century. His long-running Pogo newspaper strip has been cited by modern comics artists and scholars as one of the best ever. Cartoonists Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Jeff Smith (Bone), and Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows) have all cited Kelly as a major influence on their work. Alongside Uncle Scrooge's Carl Barks and Krazy Kat's George Herriman, Kelly is recognized as a genius of ''funny

Otto Binder: The Life and Work of a Comic Book and Science Fiction Visionary
By North Atlantic Books
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
Otto Binder: The Life and Work of a Comic Book and Science Fiction Visionary chronicles the career of Otto Binder, from pulp magazine author to writer of Supergirl, Captain Marvel, and Superman comics. As the originator of the first sentient robot in literature (''I, Robot,'' published in Amazing Stories in 1939 and predating Isaac Asimov's collection of the same name), Binder's effect on science fiction was profound. Within the world of comic books, he created or cocreated much of the Superman

Sense of Wonder
By North Atlantic Books
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
A fascinating story of growing up as a gay fan of comic books in the 1960s, building a 50-year career as an award-winning writer, and interacting with acclaimed comic book legends Award-winning writer Bill Schelly relates how comics and fandom saved his life in this engrossing story that begins in the burgeoning comic fandom movement of the 1960s and follows the twists and turns of a career that spanned 50 years. Schelly recounts his struggle to come out at a time when homosexuality was

Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle Between Marvel and Dc - Library Edition
By Blackstone Pub
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ean: 9781478997375, isbn: 1478997370,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
The first in-depth, behind the scenes book treatment of the rivalry between the two comic book giants.The most bruising battle in the superhero world isn't between spandex-clad characters; it's between the publishers themselves. For more than 50 years, Marvel and DC have been locked in an epic war, tirelessly trading punches and trying to do to each other what Batman regularly does to the Joker's face. Slugfest, the first book to tell the history of this epic rivalry into a single, juicy

Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and his Revolutionary Comic Strip
By ListenUp Audiobooks
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 62 reviews
For ten years, Calvin and Hobbes was one the world's most beloved comic strips. And then, on the last day of 1995, the strip ended. Its mercurial and reclusive creator, Bill Watterson, not only finished the strip but withdrew entirely from public life. In Looking for Calvin and Hobbes, Nevin Martell sets out on a very personal odyssey to understand the life and career of the intensely private man behind Calvin and Hobbes. Martell talks to a wide range of artists and writers (including Dave

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