CRITICAL SURVEYS: GRAPHIC NOVELS Literature Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes & Superheroes Second Edition “Well-organized and very intuitive. The entries, written by over forty contributors, are of a consistently high quality, offering analysis and criticism that is both insightful and accessible. The diversity of titles covered is also quite impressive … Heroes & Superheroes is a unique offering. It contains more detailed analysis and interpretation of important stories, thereby providing support for in-depth research.” —RUSA “These sets are good for readers’ advisory for those who enjoy graphic novels and comics as well as a starting point for research on individual graphic novels and comics as works of literature. They will fit with the reference collection of any public, high school, or college library.” —ARBA Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes & Superheroes provides in-depth insight into more than 140 of the most popular and studied graphic novels. Researchers will be familiar with the characters and stories included in this collection, but will gain a deeper, new understanding, as the literary nature of the stories is presented in critical format by leading writers in this field of study. This new edition includes a wide range of characters, from classics such as Batman and Superman, to the #1 ranked superhero, Spiderman, and more recent characters—Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Hulk, Thor, and more. Essays look beyond the ‘pop culture’ aspects of the medium to show the wide range of literary themes and artistic styles used to convey beliefs and conflicts. The essays are arranged alphabetically and begin with reference top matter, simplifying research. The main text includes Publication History, Plot, Volumes, Characters, Artistic Style, Themes, and Impact. Many images support the text. Volume 2 contains a number of helpful resources and finding guides, including bibliography, guide to online resources, timeline, major awards, works by artist, and works by author. August 2018 | Two Volumes, 800 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-908-6 | Library Price: $295 NEW! NEW! Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: History, Theme & Technique Second Edition “This impeccable reference work will prove useful to librarians and fans wanting to know what to buy as well as for scholars studying the medium.” —Library Journal This new edition contains over 75 essays covering the wide range of themes and concepts in graphic novels. It includes genres, time periods, foreign language traditions, social relevance, and craftsmanship. In addition to insight into various specific aspects of the development of graphic novels, such as storytelling, lettering, inking, and illustration styles, this volume covers production and distribution of graphic novels and the significance and history of comic book conventions. The diverse and varied content of this volume also covers issues on readership and literacy, library collection development, and censorship. The new articles in this edition include: • Digital comics • Female graphic novelists • Graphic novel creators coming from other fields • Comics scholarship • Comic conventions and festivals • Changing representation of women in comics • Comics to audio books; comics to film This new edition provides readers with a solid understanding of the history of graphic novels alongside new information about themes and techniques used in this expanding genre. As graphic novels grow in popularity, this series becomes an important acquisition for public libraries, high schools and undergraduate literature collections. February 2019 | One Volume, 500 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-911-6 | Library Price: $195 FREE Online Access FREE NEW! Fall 2018 NEW! Spring 2019 CRITICAL SURVEY OF GRAPHIC NOVELS Second Edition History, theme & technique BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! FREE Online Access FREE NEW! NEW! eBooks are also available - visit for more information (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! CRITICAL SURVEYS: GRAPHIC NOVELS LITERATURE 14