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Comics Studies

A Guidebook

Rutgers University Press

A concise introduction to one of today’s fastest-growing, most exciting fields, Comics Studies: A Guidebook outlines core research questions and introduces comics’ history, form, genres, audiences, and industries. Authored by a diverse roster of leading scholars, this Guidebook offers a perfect entryway to the world of comics scholarship.

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Twelve-Cent Archie

New edition with full color illustrations

Rutgers University Press

For over seventy-five years, Archie and the gang at Riverdale High have been America’s most iconic teenagers. Yet they have been relatively ignored by scholars—until now. Twelve-Cent Archie is both the first academic study of these comics and an innovative creative work in its own right. In a hundred short chapters, renowned comics scholar Bart Beaty takes us on a witty, eclectic tour of the Archie universe, addressing everything from the history of the American teenager to the mystery of Jughead’s hat.

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