Critical survey of graphic novels : heroes & superheroes by
Call Number: Salem Press e-book
"More than 130 signed entries (most of the 86 authors are affiliated with universities) focus on specific works, e.g., the nine Batman titles, or deal with a series collectively, e.g., the entries for Cerebus and Conan, which list and describe volumes sequentially. Entries identify creators, publishers, publication history, plots, characters, artistic styles, and themes. They also discuss a title's/character's impact on the medium and feature suggestions for further reading and a bibliography. Where appropriate, they address films or television series. End matter includes a "Guide to Online Resources," a time line (15,000 BCE-2009), winners of major awards (Eisners, Harveys, etc.), and entries listed by artist, author, and publisher." (CHOICE magazine review.) Also available in print (Sawyer Reference PN6725 .C753 2012).