World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction Series

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Comic Book Women

Characters, Creators, and Culture in the Golden Age

By Peyton Brunet and Blair Davis; Introduction by Trina Robbins
University of Texas Press

A revisionist history of the origins of comic books that reclaims women’s pioneering and pivotal roles as both creators and characters.

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Empire of the Superheroes

America’s Comic Book Creators and the Making of a Billion-Dollar Industry

University of Texas Press

A detailed look at the evolution of superhero comics from cheap pulp products to a billion-dollar film and publishing industry, and the artists' battles for their intellectual property and financial freedom.

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Sexuality, Fantasy, and the Superhero

Edited by Anna Peppard
University of Texas Press

From Superman and Batman to the X-Men and Young Avengers, Supersex interrogates the relationship between heroism and sexuality, shedding new light on our fantasies of both.

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All New, All Different?

A History of Race and the American Superhero

University of Texas Press

An eye-opening exploration of the relationship between racial attitudes and the evolution of the superhero in America, from Superman’s debut in 1938 through the Civil Rights era and contemporary reinventions.

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Graphic Memories of the Civil Rights Movement

Reframing History in Comics

University of Texas Press

A study of five graphic novels or memoirs that have reshaped the narrative of civil rights in America—and an examination of the format’s power to allow readers to participate in the memory-making process.

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The Art of Pere Joan

Space, Landscape, and Comics Form

University of Texas Press

A close reading of the innovative, distinctive vision of Pere Joan, who has pushed boundaries in Spain's comics scene for more than four decades and stoked a new understanding of the nature of reading comics.

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