Literature CRITICAL SURVEYS: GRAPHIC NOVELS Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Manga Second Edition “This work analyzes manga’s most important titles to give English-speaking, Western readers a fuller image of what manga is, both through its history and in the present. Although necessarily scholarly, it is easy to read, free of academic language and convoluted sentences, and is useful to researchers in high school and beyond. Recommended.” —Library Journal Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Manga provides in-depth insight into more than 70 of the most popular and studied manga graphic novels, ranging from metaseries like Dragonball to stand-alone books. This single-volume focuses on translated works that have been particularly influential in the development of the manga tradition. This new edition includes classics such as 20th Century Boys, Akira, Astro Boy and Uzumaki as well as more recent manga works, like Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland). Often defined by stylized line work, cultural-specific narratives and compelling storytelling, often in contrast to the character-centric framework of American comics, manga encompasses a broad range of genres and subgenres, including Ecchi anime, Haren anime, and Yuri. Each essay, presented in critical format by leading writers in the field, shows the wide range of literary themes and dynamic artistic styles inherent in the manga format. Every manga work discussed includes: publication history; short biography of the title’s creator; detailed plot summary; list of characters; description of artistic style; theme analysis; and bibliography with suggestions for further reading. This work also contains several helpful appendices, including a general bibliography, timeline, indexes of works by artist, author and publisher, and a general index. October 2018 | One Volume, 400 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-912-3 | Library Price: $195 NEW! NEW! Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Independents & Underground Classics Second Edition “With a focus on independent and underground publications now considered influential classics, this 3-volume reference offers readers a thorough and stimulating introduction to the genre.” —Research Book News This new edition of Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Independents & Underground Classics offers nearly 250 essays covering graphic novels and core comics series, focus- ing on the independents and underground genre that form today’s canon for academic coursework and library collections. While there is very little “underground” aspect of this genre, the independent collection has seen remarkable growth since the previous edition. New titles added to this edition include: • Boxers & Saints, Gene Yang • Paying for It, Chester Brown • Day Tripper, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon • The Best We Could Do, Thi Bui • My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Emil Ferris • Young Frances, Hartley Lin • This One Summer, Marika Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki • Marbles, Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me, Ellen Forney A “first” in the field, the Critical Survey of Graphic Novels series focuses on all aspects of the graphic novels genre, aiming to establish it as an im- portant academic discipline and research topic in libraries. Designed for academic institutions, high schools, and public libraries, the series provides unique insight into the stories and themes expressed in both the historic and current landscape of the graphic novel medium. March 2019 | 3 Volumes, 1,100 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-913-0 | Library Price: $395 FREE Online Access FREE NEW! Spring 2019 BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! NEW! Fall 2018 FREE Online Access FREE NEW! NEW! (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! CRITICAL SURVEYS: GRAPHIC NOVELS LITERATURE 15