The Journal of the Comics Studies Society


The Journal of the Comics Studies Society

  • Volume 1 Issue 1
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    Walt Kelly’s Pogo and the Politics of De/Re-racialization in Midcentury Comics
    Kerry Soper

    A Contract with God, The First Kingdom, and the ‘Graphic Novel’: The Will Eisner / Jack Katz Letters
    Andrew J. Kunka

    The Political is Personal: Dual Domesticity in
    Dykes to Watch Out For
    Susan Kirtley

    Roundtable: Comics and Methodology
    Blair Davis, Bart Beaty, Scott Bukatman, Henry Jenkins, Benjamin Woo

    From the Archives
    Before the Underground: Jay Lynch, Art Spiegelman, Skip Williamson and the Fanzine Culture of the Early 1960s

    From the Field
    Comics Professionals on Comics Studies

    Book Reviews
    The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics. By Ramzi Fawaz.
    Reviewed by
    Marc Singer

    Michael Tisserand, Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White.
    Reviewed by Christopher Jeansonne
  • Volume 1 Issue 2
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    Gilded Age Cartoons: Artistic Antecedents and Descendants
    Julia diLiberti

    After you, my dear fake Frenchmen: Frederick Burr Opper’s
    Alphonse and Gaston—and Leon!
    Mark McKinney

    “The Man Called Lucas”: Luke Cage, Mass Incarceration, and the Stigma of Black Criminality
    Tracy L. Bealer

    “No time to rest, vent or mourn”: Medical Intern Narratives and Graphic Medicine
    Sathyaraj Venkatesan & Anu Mary Peter

    Teaching Hypercomics: Comics as Information Organization in Digital Pegagogy
    Damian Duffy

    On Comicity
    Colin Beineke

    Book Reviews

    The Greatest Comic Book of All Time: Symbolic Capital and the Field of American Comic Books. By Bart Beaty and Benjamin Woo.
    Reviewed by
    Ben Saunders

    Arresting Development: Comics at the Boundaries of Literature. By Christopher Pizzino.
    Reviewed by Louie Dean Valencia-García

    Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form. By Hillary L. Chute.
    Reviewed by
    Robyn Warhol.
  • Volume 1 Issue 3
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    Overwhelmed by a Cloak of Darkness: Steve Ditko’s Dark Karma and Cosmic inner space
    Zack Kruse

    “Good Times are Ahead. Or Behind. Because They Sure Aren’t Here”:
    Garfield and Negative Space
    Michelle Ann Abate

    Cut-Up and Redrawn: Reading Charles Burns’s Swipe Files
    Benoît Crucifix

    Nobody’s Home: Neil Gaiman’s
    The Graveyard Book and Its Visual Adaptations
    Alison Halsall

    Asexuality and Its Discontents: Making the ‘Invisible Orientation’ Visible in Comics
    Nicholas E. Miller

    From the Archives
    The Edwina Dumm Collection

    Book Reviews

    What Happens When Nothing Happens: Boredom and Everyday Life in Contemporary Comics. By Greice Schneider.
    Reviewed by
    Margaret C. Flinn

    “How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?”: Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs. By Tahneer Oksman.
    Reviewed by
    Margaret Galvan

    Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel. By Michael A. Chaney.
    Reviewed by
    Brian Cremins
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