Comics Studies

Comics Studies

  • Gian’s favorite scholarly topic!

Comics, Coronavirus, & Composition…and Popcorn!

  • A blog telling the story of 3 Comics Studies Scholars rewatching the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Comics Book Pedagogy: Why Do Comics and Superheroes Matter?


Comics Studies Scholarship

Comics Studies Dissertations

  • A few of the doctoral students Gian worked with who wrote dissetations dealing with comics:
    • Burke, Brian P. (2012). Using comic books and graphic novels to improve and facilitate community college students’ literacy.
    • Helvie, Forrest C. (2013). Capes and the canon: Comic book superheroes and canonical American literature.
    • Romagnoli, Alex S. (2013). Comics in the classroom: A pedagogical exploration of college English teachers using graphic novels.
    • Stainbrook, Eric J. (2003). Reading Comics: A Theoretical Analysis of Textuality and Discourse in the Comics Medium.
    • Zimmerly, Stephen M. (2016). The sidekick comes of age: Tracing the growth of secondary characters in young adult literature.
    • O’Connell, Shevaun Donelli. (2015). Harry Potter and the order of the metatext: A study of nonfiction fan compositions and disciplinary writing. (This dissertation is not on comics, but it is related to popular culture.)

Video: Free the Superheroes–Tales of Censorship, Comic Books, and the First Amendment (Or, There’s Always Someone Trying to Take Over Our World)


Comics Studies Web Resources

Comic Book News

Comic Book Companies & Publishing

Comic Book Conferences, Conventions, and Events

Comic Book Downloads/Reproductions

Comic Book Stores

Comic Book Terminology

Comic Book Writers

Miscellaneous Comic Book Information

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