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Books Available for Review

ImageTexT is currently interested in reviews of the following books. Please note that this list is by no means comprehensive or exclusive. We may in some instances accept multiple reviews of the same book, at the discretion of the book reviews editor. Please email us to suggest other books for review.

All Review submissions and queries should be addressed to Cara Wieland at premaaa@ufl.edu or to Brandon Murakami at dmurakami@ufl.edu.

Scholarly Books Available for Review

  • Abate, Michelle Ann. Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics. University Press of Mississippi, 2019.
  • Aldama, Frederick Luis and Christopher González. Reel Latinxs: Representation in U.S. Film & TV. The University of Arizona Press, 2019.
  • Aldama, Frederick Luis. Graphic Indigeneity: Comics in the Americas and Australia. University of Mississippi Press, 2020.
  • Aldama, Frederick Luis. Jeff Smith: Conversations. University Press of Mississippi, 2019.
  • Austin, Allan and Patrick Hamilton. All New, All Different? A History of Race and the American Superhero. University of Texas Press, 2019.
  • Baldanzi, Jessica and Hussein Rashid. Ms. Marvel’s America: No Normal. University of Mississippi Press, 2020.
  • Bishop, Chris. Medievalist Comics and the American Century. University Press of Mississippi, 2020.
  • Blauner, Andrew, ed. The Peanuts Paper: Writer and Cartoon on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & then Gang, and the Meaning of Life. Library of America, 2019.
  • Boardman, Adam Allsuch. The Film Photonovel: A Cultural History of Forgotten Adaptations. University of Texas Press, 2019.
  • Burke, Liam, Ian Gordon, and Angela Ndalianis. The Superhero Symbol: Media, Culture, and Politics. Rutgers University Press, 2019.
  • Calonne, David Stephen. R. Crumb: Literature, Autobiography, and the Quest for Self. University Press of Mississippi, 2021.
  • Caswell, Lucy Shelton and Jared Gardner. Drawing the Line: Comics Studies and INKS, 1994-1997. Ohio State University Press, 2017.
  • Cole, Jean Lee. How the Other Half Laughs: The Comic Sensibility in American Culture, 1895-1920. University Press of Mississippi, 2020.
  • Crespi, John A. Manhua Modernity: Chinese Culture and the Pictorial Turn. University of California Press, 2020.
  • Darowski, Joseph J., ed. The Ages of The Flash: Essays on the Fastest Man Alive. McFarland & Company, Inc., 2019.
  • DiPaolo, Marc, ed. Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics.University Press of Mississippi, 2018.
  • Edwards, Patrick, Daniel P. Chadborn, Courtney N. Plante, Stephen Reysen, Marsha Howze Redden. Meet the Bronies: The Psychology of the Adult My Little Pony Fandom. McFarland, 2019.
  • Etty, John. Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union: Krokodil’s Political Cartoons. University Press of Mississippi, 2019.
  • Flores, Suzana E. Untamed: The Psychology of Marvel’s Wolverine. McFarland, 2018.
  • Fraser, Benjamin. The Art of Pere Joan: Space, Landscape, and Comics Form. University of Texas Press, 2019.
  • Hanna, Erin. Only at Comic-Con: Hollywood, Fans, and the Limits of Exclusivity. Rutgers University Press, 2019.
  • Galington, Ian S. The Adventures of Acidman: Psychedelics and the Evolution of Consciousness in Science Fiction and Superhero Comics from the 1960s Onward. Eihōsha, 2016(2018).
  • Gamzou, Assaf and Ken Koltun-Fromm, eds. Comics and Sacred Texts: Reimagining Religion & Graphic Narratives. University Press of Mississippi, 2018.
  • Gordon, Ian, editor. Ben Katchor: Conversations. The University Press of Mississippi, 2018.
  • Grace, Dominick and Eric Hoffman, eds. The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels. University Press of Mississippi, 2018.
  • Grant, Barry Keith. Comics and Po Culture: Adaptation from Panel to Frame. University of Texas Press, 2019.
  • Kennedy Martha H. Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists. University Press of Mississippi, 2018.
  • Kidman, Shawna. Comic Books Incorporated: How the Business of Comics Became the Business of Hollywood. University of California Press, 2019.
  • Kirtley, Susan E. Typical Girls: The Rhetoric of Womanhood in Comics Strips. The Ohio State University Press, 2021.
  • Kirtley, Susan E. With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning, and Comics. University Press of Mississippi, 2020.
  • Langley, Travis and Michael Uslan. The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them. Sterling, 2019.
  • Lee, Peter W.Y, ed. Peanuts and American Culture: Essays on Charles M. Schulz’s Iconic Comic Strip. McFarland & Company, Inc., 2019.
  • Martin, Rachel R, ed. Alison Bechdel: Conversations. University Press of Mississippi, 2018.
  • Moore, Anne Elizabeth. Sweet Little C*nt: The Graphic Works of Julie Doucet. Uncivilized Book, 2018.
  • Murray, Chris. The British Superhero. University Press of Mississippi, 2019.
  • Ogi, Fusami, Rebecca Suter, Kazumi Nagaike, and John Lent. Women’s Manga in Asia and Beyond: Uniting Different Cultures and Identities. Palgrave, 2019.
  • Oksman, Tahneer and Seamus O’Malley, eds. The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place inside Yourself. University Press of Mississippi, 2019.
  • Ouweneel, Arij. Resilient Memories: Amerindian Cognitive Schemas in Latin American Art. The Ohio State University Press, 2018.
  • Peaslee, Robert Moses and Robert G. Weiner. The Supervillain Reader. University Press of Mississippi, 2019.
  • Prorokova, Tatiana and Nimrod Tal, eds. Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory. Rutgers University Press, 2018.
  • Pumphrey, Nicholaus. Superman and the Bible: How the Idea of Superheroes Affects the Reading of Scripture. McFarland & Company, Inc., 2019.
  • Rhett, Maryanne A. Representations of Islam in United States Comics, 1880-1922.. Bloomsbury, 2019.
  • Round, Julia. Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics. University Press of Mississippi, 2019.
  • Sacks, Jason, Erick Hoffman, and Dominick Grade, eds. Steve Gerber: Conversations. University Press of Mississippi, 2019.
  • Santos Jr., Jorge J. Graphic Memories of the Civil Rights Movement: Reframing History in Comics. University of Texas Press, 2019.
  • Schlatz, J.L. and Stan Parson, eds. Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies: The Heroic Beasts of Total Liberation. Lexington Books, 2018.
  • Schwartz, Roy. Is Superman Circumcised? The Complete Jewish History of the World’s Greatest Hero. McFarland, 2021.
  • Seelow, David D, ed. Lessons Drawn: Essays on the Pedagogy of Comics and Graphic Novels. McFarland & Company, Inc., 2019.
  • Singer, Marc. Breaking the Frames: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies. University of Texas Press, 2019.
  • Smith, Matthew, Matthew Brown, and Randy Duncan. More Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods. Routledge, 2019.
  • Szép, Esther. Comics and the Body: Drawing, Reading, and Vulnerability. The Ohio State University Press, 2020.
  • Utell, Janine. The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From Outside In. University Press of Mississippi, 2020.
  • Vaz, Mark Cotta. Empire of the Superheroes: America’s Comic Book Creators and the Making of a Billion-Dollar Industry. University of Texas Press, 2021.
  • Whitted, Qiana. EC Comics: Race, Shock & Social Protest. Rutgers University Press, 2019.
  • Williams, Paul. Dreaming the Graphic Novel: The Novelization of Comics. Rutgers University Press, 2020.

Creative Imagetexts Available for Review

  • Burton, Nicole Marie. Dogs: A Webcomic History of the North. Ad Astra, 2015.
  • Colwell, Guy. Inner City Romance. Fantagraphics, 2015.
  • Dubois, Frederic, Marc Tessier, and David Widgington, eds. Extraction! Comix Reportage. Ad Astra, 2007.
  • Hall, Bob. Carnival of Contagion. University of Nebraska Press, 2017.
  • Ledesma, Alberto. Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life. Latinographix, 2017.
  • Libicki, Mariam. Toward a Hot Jew. Fantagraphics, 2016.
  • Ma, Daishu. Leaf. Fantagraphics, 2015.
  • Marra, Benjamin. Terror Assaulter: O.M.W.O.T. Fantagraphics, 2015.
  • Mendes, Melissa. The Weight, Parts 1-4. Self-published, 2016.
  • Mosdal, Soren. Erik the Red – King of Winter. Centrala, 2016.
  • Roberts, Keiler. Powdered Milk. Self-published, 2012.
  • Roberts, Keiler. Miseryland. Radiator Comics, 2015.
  • Robinson, Heath. Second World War: The Satirical Cartoons. Bodleian Library, 2016.
  • Ryan, Johnny. Angry Youth Comix. Fantagraphics 2015.
  • Serocka, Marianna. Disco Cry. Centrala, 2016.
  • Tobocman, Seth. War in the Neighborhood. Ad Astra, 2016 (originally published 1999).
  • Tresenella. TransLucid. Self published webcomic, 2013-present.
  • Webber, Georgia. Dumb. Radiator Comics, 2012-2016.