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Anne Allison. Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan. Westview Press. 1996. 225pp.

Martin Barker. Comics: Ideology, Power, and the Critics. Manchester University Press. 1989. 320pp.

Martin Barker. A Haunt of Fears: The Strange History of the British Horror Comics Campaign. University Press of Mississippi. 1992. 252pp.

Bart Beaty. Unpopular Culture: Transforming the European Comic Book in the 1990s. University of Toronto Press. 2007. 303pp.

Bart Beaty. Comics Versus Art. University of Toronto Press. 2012. 288pp.

Mike Benton. Masters of Imagination: The Comic Book Artists Hall of Fame. Taylor Publishing Co.. 1994. 176pp.

Mike Benton. Superhero Comics of the Golden Age: The Illustrated History. National Book Network. 1992. 200pp.

Mike Benton. Crime Comics: The Illustrated History. Taylor Publishing Co.. 1993. 166pp.

Mila Bongco. Reading Comics: Language, Culture, and the Concept of the Superhero in Comic Books. Taylor & Francis. 2000. 238pp.

M. Keith Booker. May Contain Graphic Material: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Film. Praeger. 2007. 210pp.

Toby Burrows; Grant Stone (editors). Comics in Australia and New Zealand: The Collections, the Collectors, the Creators. Haworth Press. 1994. 115pp.

David Carrier. The Aesthetics of Comics. Penn State Press. 2000. 139pp.

Tim DeForest. Storytelling in the Pulps, Comics, and Radio: How Technology Changed Popular Fiction in America. McFarland. 2004. 229pp.

Michael Dooly; Steven Heller (editors). The Education of a Comics Artist: Visual Narrative in Cartoons, Graphic Novels, and Beyond. Allworth Communications. 2005. 265pp.

Douglas Bevan Dowd; Todd Hignite. Strips, Toons, and Bluesies: Essays in Comics and Culture. Princeton Architectural Press. 2006. 111pp.

Steve Duin; Mike Richardson. Comics Between the Panels. Dark Horse Comics. 1998. 498pp.

Mark James Estren. A History of Underground Comics. Ronin Publishing. 1993. 319pp.

Denis Gifford. The International Book of Comics. Crescent Books. 1984. 256pp.

Ian Gordon; Mark Jancovich; Matthew P. McAllister (editors). Film and Comic Books. University Press of Mississippi. 2007. 328pp.

Thierry Groensteen. Translated by Bart Beaty; Nick Nguyen. The System of Comics. University Press of Mississippi. 2007. 188pp.

Charles Hatfield. Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature. University Press of Mississippi. 2005. 182pp.

Jeet Heer; Kent Worcester (editors). Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium. University Press of Mississippi. 2004. 176pp.

Maurice Horn. Comics of the American West. Winchester Press. 1977. 224pp.

M. Thomas Inge. Comics As Culture. University Press of Mississippi. 1990. 177pp.

Gerard Jones. Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book. Basic Books. 2005. 384pp.

Roy Kinnard. The Comics Come Alive: A Guide to Comic-Strip Characters in Live-action Productions. Scarecrow Press. 1991. 237pp.

Geoff Klock. How to Read Superhero Comics and Why. Continuum International Publishing Group. 2002. 204pp.

Stephen Krensky. Comic Book Century: The History of American Comic Books. Twenty-First Century Books. 2007. 112pp.

John A. Lent. Pulp Demons: International Dimensions of the Postwar Anti-Comics Campaign. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1999. 306pp.

John A. Lent. Comic Art in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Latin America Through 2000: An International Bibliography. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2004. 698pp.

Anne Magnussen; Hans-Christian Christiansen (editors). Comics and Culture: Analytical and Theoretical Approaches to Comics. Museum Tusculanum Press. 2000. 247pp.

Scott McCloud. Reinventing Comics: How Imagination and Technology Are Revolutionizing an Art Form. New York City: HarperTrade. 2000. 252pp.

Scott McCloud. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. HarperCollins. 1993. 215pp.

Jeff McLaughlin (editor). Comics as Philosophy. University Press of Mississippi. 2005. 246pp.

Dan Nadel. Art Out of Time: Unknown Comics Visionaries, 1900-1969. Abrams. 2006. 318pp.

Amy Kiste Nyberg. Seal of Approval: The History of the Comics Code. University Press of Mississippi. 1998. 208pp.

Tim Pilcher; Brad Brooks. The Essential Guide to World Comics. Sterling Publishing Company. 2005. 320pp.

Reinhold Reitberger; Wolfgang J. Fuchs. Comics: Anatomy of a Mass Medium. Studio Vista. 1972. 264pp.

Moira Davison Reynolds. Comic Strip Artists in American Newspapers, 1945-1980. McFarland. 2003. 202pp.

Jerry Robinson. The Comics: An Illustrated History of Comic Strip Art. Dark Horse Comics. 2007. 296pp.

Patrick Rosenkranz. Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution, 1963-1975. Fantagraphics Books. 2002. 292pp.

D. Aviva Rothschild. Graphic Novels: A Bibliographic Guide to Book-Length Comics. Libraries Unlimited. 1995. 245pp.

Roger Sabin. Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels: A History of Comic Art. Phaidon. 1996. 240pp.

Roger Sabin. Adult Comics: An Introduction. Routledge. 1993. 321pp.

Mario Saraceni. The Language of Comics. Routledge. 2003. 110pp.

Ian Shirley. Can Rock & Roll Save the World? An Illustrated History of Music and Comics. SAF Publishing. 2005. 288pp.

Dez Skinn. Comix: The Underground Revolution. Thunder's Mouth Press. 2004. 288pp.

Tom Spurgeon; Jacob Covey. Comics as Art: We Told You So. Fantagraphics Books. 2007. 192pp. A history of Fantagraphics.

Fredrik Strömberg. Black Images in the Comics: A Visual History. Fantagraphics. 2003. 264pp.

Durwin Talon. Comics Above Ground: How Sequential Art Affects Mainstream Media. TwoMorrows Publishing. 2004. 160pp.

Robin Varnum; Christina T. Gibbons (editors). The Language of Comics: Word and Image. University Press of Mississippi. 2001. 222pp.

Rocco Versaci. This Book Contains Graphic Language: Comics as Literature. Continuum. 2007. 237pp.

Brian Walker. The Comics Before 1945. Henry N. Abrams. 2004. 336pp.

Brian Walker. The Comics Since 1945. Henry N. Abrams. 2006. 336pp.

Coulton Waugh. The Comics. University Press of Mississippi. 1991. 364pp.

Joseph Witek. Comic Books As History: The Narrative Art of Jack Jackson, Art Spiegelman, and Harvey Pekar. University Press of Mississippi. 1989. 164pp.

Douglas Wolk. Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean. Da Capo Press. 2007. 405pp.

Wendy Siuyi Wong. Hong Kong Comics: A History of Manhua. Princeton Architectural Press. 2002. 208pp.

Bradford W. Wright. Comic Book Nation: The Transformation of Youth Culture in America. JHU Press. 2003. 360pp.

Nicky Wright. The Classic Era of American Comics. Contemporary Books. 2000. 230pp.

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