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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 our Books Review team at imagetext@english.ufl.edu

Scholarly Books Available for Review

  • Ahmed, Maaheen. Strong Bonds: Relationships Between Children and Animals in Comics. Presses Universitaires de Lieve, 2020.
  • Alaniz, José. Resurrection: Comics in Post-Soviet Russia. The Ohio University Press, 2022.
  • Aldama, Frederick Luis, and Chris Escobar. The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie. The Ohio State University Press, 2020.
  • Baldanzi, Jessica. Bodies and Boundaries in Graphic Fiction: Reading Female and Nonbinary Characters. Routledge, 2023.
  • Bishop, Chris. Medievalist Comics and the American Century. University Press of Mississippi, 2020.
  • Brunet, Peyton, and Blair Davis. Comic Book Women: Characters, Creators, and Culture in the Golden Age. University of Texas Press, 2022.
  • Carr, Bryan J. Gendered Defenders: Marvel’s Heroines in Transmedia Spaces. Ohio State University Press, 2022.
  • 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.
  • Eisner, Will. A Contract with God and Other Stories of Dropsie Avenue: A Norton Critical Edition. Edited by Jared Gardner, W.W. Norton, 2023.
  • Fawaz, Ramzi, et al., editors. Keywords for Comics Studies. NYU Press, 2021.
  • Ferguson, Miguel, and Fraser M. Ottanelli.¡Brigadistas!: An American Anti-Fascist in the Spanish Civil War. NYU Press, 2022.
  • Hall, Richard A., et al. We Are Gotham: Finding American Society in the Television Series. McFarland, 2022.
  • Halsall, Alison, and Jonathan Warren, editors. The LGBTQ+ Comics Studies Reader: Critical Openings, Future Directions. University Press of Mississippi, 2022.
  • Hara, Kunio. Joe Hisashi’s Soundtrack for My Neighbor Totoro. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
  • Hardin, Whitney and Julia E. Kiernan, editors. Adaptations of Mental and Cognitive Disability in Popular Media. Rowman & Littlefield, 2022.
  • Hatfield, Charles, and Bart Beaty. Comics Studies: A Guidebook. Rutgers University Press, 2020.
  • Hodapp, James. Graphic Novels and Comic as World Literature. Bloomsbury Academic, 2022.
  • Horstkotte, Silke and Nancy Pedri. Experiencing Visual Storyworlds: Focalization in Comics. The Ohio State University Press, 2022.
  • Hu, Tze-yue G., Masao Yokota, and Gyongyi Horvath. Animating the Spirited: Journeys and Transformations. University Press of Mississippi, 2020.
  • Kruse, Zack. Mysterious Travelers: Steve Ditko and the Search for a New Liberal Identity University Press of Mississippi, 2021.
  • La Cour, Erin, Simon Grenna, Rik Spanjers. Key Terms in Comics Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.
  • Lapidus, Alec. Second Language Negotiation and Visual Literacy: Comics in Class. Rowman & Littlefield, 2020.
  • Luttrell, Regina and Karen McGrath. Gen Z: The Superhero Generation. Rowman & Littlefield, 2021.
  • Morton, Drew, editor. After Midnight: Watchmen after Watchmen. Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2022.
  • Pedri, Nancy and Chuck Howitt. A Concise Dictionary of Comics. University Press of Mississippi, 2022.
  • Precup, Mihaela. Graphic Lives of Fathers: Memory, Representation, and Fatherhood in North American Autobiographical Comics. Palgrave MacMillan, 2020.
  • Redrobe, Karen, and Jeff Scheible. Deep Mediations: Thinking Space in Cinema and Digital Cultures. University of Minnesota Press, 2021.
  • Rouleau, Brian. Empire’s Nursery: Children’s Literature and the Origins of an American Century. NYU Press, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Scott, Darieck. Keeping It Unreal: Black Queer Fantasy and Superhero Comics. NYU Press, 2022.
  • Smyth, Tim. Teaching with Comics and Graphic Novels. Routledge, 2023.
  • Suan, Stevie. Anime’s Identity: Performativity and Form beyond Japan. University of Minnesota Press, 2021
  • Szép, Esther. Comics and the Body: Drawing, Reading, and Vulnerability. The Ohio State University Press, 2020.
  • Ty, Eleanor, editor. Beyond the Icon: Asian American Graphic Narratives. The Ohio State University Press, 2022.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Allen, Joe. The Lonesome Era. Iron Circus Comics, 2019.
  • Ashwin, Kate et al., editors. The Night Marchers and Other Oceanian Stories. Iron Circus Comics, 2021.
  • Biel, Joe, editor. Your Neurodiverse Friend #5: Interactions with Police. Microcosm.
  • Burton, Nicole Marie. Dogs: A Webcomic History of the North. Ad Astra, 2015.
  • Colwell, Guy. Inner City Romance. Fantagraphics, 2015.
  • de Jongh, Aimée. Days of Sand, SelfMadeHero, 2022.
  • 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.
  • Mirza, Omar. The C-L Psychiatrist: Delusional Capacity: Autonomy vs. Beneficence. Roaring Sun Studios, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Taki, Soma. Sleeping While Standing. Avery Hill Publishing, 2022.
  • 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.