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Classics and comics
edited by George Kovacs and C. W. Marshall.

Published 2009 by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Comics and classics: establishing a critical frame / George Kovacs
An ancient Greek graphic novel (p. oxy. xxii 2331) / Gideon Nisbet
Sequential narrative and the shield of Achilles / Kyle Johnson
Declassicizing the classical in Japanese comics: Tezuka Osamu's Apollo's song / Nicholas A. Theisen
Heroes unlimited: the hero's journey and the limitation of superhero myth / Brett M. Rogers
The furies, Wonder Woman, and dream: mythmaking and DC comics / C. W. Marshall
Coming up to code: ancient divinities revisited / Craig Dethloff
The burden of war: from Homer to Oeming / R. Clinton Simms
'Seven thunders utter their voices': morality and comics history in kingdom come / Benjamin Stevens
Hard-boiled hot gates: making the classical past other in Frank Miller's Sin City / Vincent Tomasso
Persians in Frank Miller's 300 and Greek vase-painting / Emily Fairey
A dream of Augustus: Neil Gaiman's Sandman and comics mythology / Anise K. Strong
Francophone romes: antiquity in Les bandes dessinees / Martin Dinter
Twenty-first century troy / Eric Shanower
Sex and love in Eric Shanower's Age of bronze / Chiara Sulprizio
Heavy metal Homer: countercultural appropriations of The Odyssey / Thomas E. Jenkins
A reading list of classics in comics.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classical presences


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PN6725 .C57 2009

The Physical Object

p. cm.

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9780199734184, 9780199734191
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