Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle

Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292737433
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English at Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword; Or Reading within the Gutter (Derek Parker Royal)
  • Multicultural Comics Today: A Brief Introduction (Frederick Luis Aldama)
  • Part I. History, Concepts, and Methods
    • One. Race and Comix (Leonard Rifas)
    • Two. "Authentic" Latinas/os and Queer Characters in Mainstream and Alternative Comics (Jonathan Risner)
    • Three. Native American Narratives from Early Art to Graphic Novels: How We See Stories / Ezhi-g'waabmaananig Aadizookaanag (Margaret Noori)
    • Four. Liminality and Mestiza Consciousness in Lynda Barry's One Hundred Demons (Melinda L. de Jesús)
    • Five. Black Nationalism, Bunraku, and Beyond: Articulating Black Heroism through Cultural Fusion and Comics (Rebecca Wanzo)
    • Six. Birth of a Nation: Representation, Nationhood, and Graphic Revolution in the Works of D. W. Griffith, DJ Spooky, and Aaron McGruder et al. (James Braxton Peterson)
    • Seven. Lost in Translation: Jessica Abel's La Perdida, the Bildungsroman, and "That 'Mexican' Feel" (Patrick L. Hamilton)
    • Eight. Same Difference: Graphic Alterity in the Work of Gene Luen Yang, Adrian Tomine, and Derek Kirk Kim (Jared Gardner)
  • Part II. A Multicultural Comic Book Toolbox
    • Nine. "It ain't John Shaft": Marvel Gets Multicultural in The Tomb of Dracula (Elizabeth Nixon)
    • Ten. Invisible Art, Invisible Planes, Invisible People (Evan Thomas)
    • Eleven. Wondrous Capers: The Graphic Novel in India (Suhaan Mehta)
    • Twelve. Chronology, Country, and Consciousness in Wilfred Santiago's In My Darkest Hour (Nicholas Hetrick)
    • Thirteen. Finding Archives/Making Archives: Observations on Conducting Multicultural Comics Research (Jenny E. Robb and Rebecca Wanzo)
  • Works Cited
  • Contributor Notes
  • Index

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Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantastic collection of essays that will help you better understand the complicated history of race and comics as well as get a better sense of what people are doing today. The book is scholarly, that's for sure, which means it's less of a breeze to read than say Scott McCloud's "Understanding Comics" but readers who are willing to put in the work will undoubtably be rewarded with, as the books introduction by Derek Parker Royal states, an enlarged understanding of what multicultural comics are, their importance and their scope.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's just a bunch of dumb essays.