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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 Felipe González-Silva at fgonzalezsilva@ufl.edu or to Lillian Martinez at martinez.lmarie@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.
  • Ahmed, Maaheen. Strong Bonds: Relationships Between Children and Animals in Comics. Presses Universitaires de Lieve, 2020. 
  • Aldama, Frederick Luis. Graphic Indigeneity: Comics in the Americas and Australia. University of Mississippi Press, 2020.
  • Aldama, Frederick Luis, and Chris Escobar. The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie. The Ohio State University Press, 2020.
  • Aldama, Frederick Luis, and Christopher González. Reel Latinxs: Representation in U.S. Film & TV. The University of Arizona Press, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Ayres, Jackson. Alan Moore: A Critical Guide. Bloomsbury, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Cohn, Neil. Who Understands Comics? Bloomsbury, 2020.
  • Cole, Jean Lee. How the Other Half Laughs: The Comic Sensibility in American Culture, 1895-1920. University Press of Mississippi, 2020.
  • Costello, Brannon, and Brian Cremins. The Other 1980s: Reframing Comics’ Crucial Decade. LSU Press, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Flegel, Monica, and Judith Leggatt. Superhero Culture Wars: Politics, Marketing, and Social Justice in Marvel Comics. Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.
  • Flores, Suzana E. Untamed: The Psychology of Marvel’s Wolverine. McFarland, 2018.
  • Frank, Hannah, Daniel Morgan, and Tom Gunning. Frame by Frame: A Materialist Aesthetics of Animated Cartoons. University of California Press, 2019.
  • Fraser, Benjamin. The Art of Pere Joan: Space, Landscape, and Comics Form. University of Texas 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.
  • Giddeon, Thomas. Critical Directions in Comics Studies. University Press of Mississippi, 2020.
  • 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.
  • Guynes, Sean, and Martin Lund. Unstable Masks: Whiteness and American Superhero Comics. Ohio State University Press, 2020.
  • Hanna, Erin. Only at Comic-Con: Hollywood, Fans, and the Limits of Exclusivity. Rutgers University Press, 2019.
  • Hara, Kunio. Joe Hisashi’s Soundtrack for My Neighbor Totoro. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
  • Hatfield, Charles, and Bart Beaty. Comics Studies: A Guidebook. Rutgers University Press, 2020.
  • Hu, Tze-yue G., Masao Yokota, and Gyongyi Horvath. Animating the Spirited: Journeys and Transformations. University Press of Mississippi, 2020.
  • 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.
  • Kruse, Zack. Mysterious Travelers: Steve Ditko and the Search for a New Liberal Identity. University Press of Mississippi, 2021.
  • Langley, Travis and Michael Uslan. The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them. Sterling, 2019.
  • Lapidus, Alec. Second Language Negotiation and Visual Literacy: Comics in Class. Rowman & Littlefield, 2020. 
  • 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.
  • Okuyama, Yoshiko. Reframing Disability in Manga. University of Hawaii Press, 2020.
  • 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.
  • Precup, Mihaela. Graphic Lives of Fathers: Memory, Representation, and Fatherhood in North American Autobiographical Comics. Palgrave MacMillan, 2020.
  • 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.
  • Redrobe, Karen, and Jeff Scheible. Deep Mediations: Thinking Space in Cinema and Digital Cultures. University of Minnesota Press, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Schmid, Johannes. Frames and Framing in Documentary Comics. Palgrave MacMillan, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Sook, Kim Hyun, and Ryan Estrada. Banned Book Club. Iron Circus Comics, 2020.
  • Stein, Daniel. Authorizing Superhero Comics: On the Evolution of a Popular Serial Genre. The Ohio State University Press, 2021.
  • Szép, Esther. Comics and the Body: Drawing, Reading, and Vulnerability. The Ohio State University Press, 2020.
  • Tarbox, Gwen Athene. Children’s and Young Adult Comics. Bloomsbury Academic, 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.
  • Wehler, Melissa, and Tim Rayborn. Girl of Steel: Essays on Television’s Supergirl and Fourth-Wave Feminism. McFarland, 2020.
  • Whitted, Qiana. EC Comics: Race, Shock & Social Protest. Rutgers University Press, 2019.
  • Woo, Benjamin, and Jeremy Stoll. The Comics World: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Their Publics. University Press of Mississippi, 2021.

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.
  • Holleville, Elizabeth. Summer Spirit. Nobrow Press, 2020.
  • 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.
  • Stanton, Joe. Leo and the Gorgon’s Curse. Nobrow Press, 2020.
  • 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.
  • Windsor-Smith, Barry. Monsters. Fantagraphics, 2021.