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Hanna-Barbera, the Recorded History

By Greg Ehrbar
Foreword by Tim Matheson
Preface by Leonard Maltin
Categories: Popular Culture

Whether it’s Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, the Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Top Cat, Huckleberry Hound, or hundreds of others, the creations of the Hanna-Barbera studio continue to delight generations worldwide. ...


Edited by Robert Glenn Howard & Eric A. Eliason
Categories: Folklore

Contributions by Sandra Bartlett Atwood, Nathan E. Bender, London Brickley, Eric A. Eliason, Noah D. Eliason, Tim Frandy, Robert Glenn Howard, Jay Mechling, Annamarie O'Brien Morel, Raymond Summerville, ...

From Gum Wrappers to Richie Rich

Between the 1930s and the invention of the internet, American comics reached readers in a few distinct physical forms: the familiar monthly stapled pamphlet, the newspaper comics section, bubblegum wrappers, ...

Flannery at the Grammys

By Irwin H. Streight
Categories: Literature

A devout Catholic, a visionary—and some say prophetic—writer, Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964) has gained a growing presence in contemporary popular culture. While O’Connor professed that she did ...

Rupturing Rhetoric

Contributions by Maksim Bugrov, Byron B Craig, Patricia G. Davis, Peter Ehrenhaus, Whitney Gent, Christopher Gilbert, Oscar Giner, J. Scott Jordan, Euni Kim, Melanie Loehwing, Jaclyn S. Olson, A. Susan ...

Cartoons and Antisemitism

By Ewa Stańczyk
Categories: Comics Studies

Antisemitic caricatures had existed in Polish society since at least the mid-nineteenth century. But never had the devastating impacts of this imagery been fully realized or so blatantly apparent than ...

Shaolin Brew

By Troy D. Smith
Categories: Comics Studies

Shaolin Brew: Race, Comics, and the Evolution of the Superhero looks at how the comic book industry developed from a white perspective and how minority characters were and are viewed through a stereotypical ...

George Pérez

Born in the South Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, artist and writer George Pérez (1954–2022) cut his teeth in the 1970s as an artist at Marvel who worked on lesser titles like The Deadly Hands of Kung ...

In with the In Crowd

Most studies of 1960s jazz underscore the sounds of famous avant-garde musicians like John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Albert Ayler. Conspicuously absent from these narratives are the more popular ...

Copyright Vigilantes

By Ezra Claverie
Categories: Comics Studies

Copyright Vigilantes: Intellectual Property and the Hollywood Superhero, 1998–2018 explains superhero blockbusters as allegories of intellectual property relations. In movies based on characters owned ...