I thought I’d share some of the recent acquisitions of comics studies books that we’ve recieved here at the UNT Libraries. This list doesn’t include the many new graphic novels that we’ve recently added as part of our graphic novel collection enhancement, which you’ll hear more about soon. These are just a few of the scholarly books on comics, graphic novels, and media related to comics studies that have come in this year.
You’ll notice that several of these books address the presence or portrayal of women, queer, or Latinx characters or creators in comics. Part of our goal with many of our new acquisitions is to highlight some of these diverse perspectives in comics, just as we have with our programs and events.
We hope to add more new titles on a range of subjects in the months to come, and we welcome your suggestions in the comment section below this post! Also, if you’ve read or used any of these books in your research or classes, let us know what you think of them.
All of these books are available through the UNT Libraries, and most are located either on the 3rd floor of Willis Library (in the main stacks) or electronically through the library catalog. Just follow the links below to see the catalog record and call numbers or location information.
- Aldama, Frederick. L., Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics (2017)
- Barker, Meg, Queer: A Graphic History (2016)
- Cocca, Carolyn, Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation (2016)
- Fawaz, Ramzi, New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comic Books (2016)
- Gabilliet, Jean-Paul, Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books (2013)
- Groensteen, Thierry, The System of Comics (2007)
- Helms, Jason, Rhizcomics: Rhetoric, Technology, and New Media Composition (2017)
- Kraemer, Christine HOff and Lewis, A. David, Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels (2010)
- Raborn, Tim and Keyes, Abigail, Jessica Jones, Scarred Superhero: Essays on Gender, Trauma, and Addiction in the Netflix Series (2018)
- Williams, Maren, She Changed Comics: The Untold Story of the Women Who Changed Free Expression in Comics (2016).