Absolute Sandman

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Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Vertigo
ISBN: 9781401232023
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Absolute Sandman by Neil Gaiman

Original Title: Absolute Sandman

Collects every volume of the "Sandman" comic book along with miscellaneous information about the creation and production of individual titles and the contributing artists and previously unpublished graphic stories by Neil Gaiman.

Graphic Novels And Comics In Libraries And Archives

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Author: Robert G. Weiner
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456930
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Graphic Novels And Comics In Libraries And Archives by Robert G. Weiner

Original Title: Graphic Novels And Comics In Libraries And Archives

To say that graphic novels, comics, and other forms of sequential art have become a major part of popular culture and academia would be a vast understatement. Now an established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last kinds of print publications actually gaining in popularity. Full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, this book provides a wide-reaching look at how graphic novels and comics can be used to their full advantage in educational settings. Topics include the historically tenuous relationship between comics and librarians; the aesthetic value of sequential art; the use of graphic novels in library outreach services; collection evaluations for both American and Canadian libraries; cataloging tips and tricks; and the swiftly growing realm of webcomics.

Prince Of Stories

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Author: Hank Wagner
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429961783
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Prince Of Stories by Hank Wagner

Original Title: Prince Of Stories

Over the past twenty years, Neil Gaiman has developed into the premier fantasist of his generation, achieving that rarest of combinations—unrivaled critical respect and extraordinary commercial success. From the landmark comic book series The Sandman to novels such as the New York Times bestselling American Gods and Anansi Boys, from children's literature like Coraline to screenplays for such films as Beowulf, Gaiman work has garnered him an enthusiastic and fiercely loyal, global following. To comic book fans, he is Zeus in the pantheon of creative gods, having changed that industry forever. For discerning readers, he bridges the vast gap that traditionally divides lovers of "literary" and "genre" fiction. Gaiman is truly a pop culture phenomenon, an artist with a magic touch whose work has won almost universal acclaim. Now, for the first time ever, Prince of Stories chronicles the history and impact of the complete works of Neil Gaiman in film, fiction, music, comic books, and beyond. Containing hours of exclusive interviews with Gaiman and conversations with his collaborators, as well as wonderful nuggets of his work such as the beginning of an unpublished novel, a rare comic and never-before-seen essay, this is a treasure trove of all things Gaiman. In addition to providing in depth information and commentary on Gaiman's myriad works, the book also includes rare photographs, book covers, artwork, and related trivia and minutiae, making it both an insightful introduction to his work, and a true "must-have" for his ever growing legion of fans.

Feminism In The Worlds Of Neil Gaiman

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Author: Tara Prescott
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786466367
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Feminism In The Worlds Of Neil Gaiman by Tara Prescott

Original Title: Feminism In The Worlds Of Neil Gaiman

This collection of new essays looks carefully at the broad spectrum of Neil Gaiman's work and how he interacts with feminism. Sixteen diverse essays from Gaiman scholars and fans alike examine highlights from Gaiman's graphic novels, short stories, novels, poems and screenplays, and confront the difficult issues he raises, including femininity, the male gaze, issues of age discrimination, rape, and feminine agency. Altogether the essays probe the difficult and complex representation of women and issues of femininity in the worlds of Neil Gaiman.

Icons Of The American Comic Book From Captain America To Wonder Woman 2 Volumes

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Author: Randy Duncan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313399247
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Icons Of The American Comic Book From Captain America To Wonder Woman 2 Volumes by Randy Duncan

Original Title: Icons Of The American Comic Book From Captain America To Wonder Woman 2 Volumes

This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. • Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves • Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject • Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations • Includes a comprehensive bibliography

Batman Black White Vol 1

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Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: DC
ISBN: 1401252729
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Batman Black White Vol 1 by Neil Gaiman

Original Title: Batman Black White Vol 1

Presented in stark black-and-white tones that all too easily represent Batman's worldview comes this collection of the Darknight Detective's hardboiled adventures. With stories and art by a stellar line-up of comic industry creators, including Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN), Joe Kubert (TOR), Frank Miller (THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, RONIN), Jim Lee (WILDCATS, BATMAN) and others, it's not surprising that this collection was awarded the comic industry's prestigious Eisner Award for excellence.

Religion In Science Fiction

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Author: Steven Hrotic
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472534271
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Religion In Science Fiction by Steven Hrotic

Original Title: Religion In Science Fiction

Religion in Science Fiction investigates the history of the representations of religion in science fiction literature. Space travel, futuristic societies, and non-human cultures are traditional themes in science fiction. Speculating on the societal impacts of as-yet-undiscovered technologies is, after all, one of the distinguishing characteristics of science fiction literature. A more surprising theme may be a parallel exploration of religion: its institutional nature, social functions, and the tensions between religious and scientific worldviews. Steven Hrotic investigates the representations of religion in 19th century proto-science fiction, and genre science fiction from the 1920s through the end of the century. Taken together, he argues that these stories tell an overarching story-a 'metanarrative'-of an evolving respect for religion, paralleling a decline in the belief that science will lead us to an ideal (and religion-free) future. Science fiction's metanarrative represents more than simply a shift in popular perceptions of religion: it also serves as a model for cognitive anthropology, providing new insights into how groups and identities form in a globalized world, and into how crucial a role narratives may play. Ironically, this same perspective suggests that science fiction, as it was in the 20th century, may no longer exist.

Library Journal

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Original Title: Library Journal

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

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