The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature
The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form
by Joyce Goggin (Editor)
A collection of essays examining comic books and graphic novels.
The essays place the work in a cultural context, addressing theory and terminology, adaptations of comic books, the superhero genre, and comic books and graphic novels that deal with history and nonfiction.
This offers a nuanced and comprehensive picture of current scholarship in the subject area.