Superheroes have been an integral part of popular society for decades and have given rise to a collective mythology familiar in popular culture worldwide.
Though scholars and fans have recognized and commented on this mythology, its structure has gone largely unexplored. This book provides a model and lexicon for identifying the superhero mythos.
The author examines the myth in several narratives--including... [click here for more]
In this in-depth critical and theoretical analysis of the horror genre in video games, 14 essays explore the cultural underpinnings of horror's allure for gamers and the evolution of "survival" themes.
The techniques and story effects of specific games such as Resident Evil, Call of Cthulhu, and Silent Hill are examined individually. ... [click here for more]
This collection of new essays focuses on The CW network's hit television series Arrow--based on DC Comic's Green Arrow--and its spin-offs The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl.
Comic book adaptations have been big business for film studios since Superman (1978) and in recent years have dominated at the box office--five of the 11 highest grossing films of 2016 were adapted from comics.... [click here for more]
These essays from various critical disciplines examine how comic books and graphic narratives move between various media, while merging youth and adult cultures and popular and high art.
The articles feature international perspectives on comics and graphic novels published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Portugal, Germany, Turkey, India, and Japan. Topics range from film adaptation, to journalism... [click here for more]
Homemaker Stephenie Meyer made history with her best-selling Twilight Saga books. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner played out her captivating icons seamlessly, earning each a definitive FAME status. Though Twilight was the catalyst, read more to learn why each is deserving of their A-list status through their other ventures as well.
The book includes all the sold out biographies... [click here for more]
BRCSD973 – Kaiju Kaos: Holiday Horrors, Jingle Bells
A short story by Bryan K. Borgman (aka Stratos).
Holiday Horrors, Jingle Bells is a brief tale about Krampus and Raven Beng. This is a stand-alone short story that takes place within the greather mythology of Kaiju Kaos.
In addition to the 3-page story, official Kaiju... [click here for more]
This blend of history and dark fantasy feasts upon vampire lore, reinventing the manner in which real-life monsters were transformed into pop culture icons by two of Ireland's great writers.
Dubliners Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker travel to Transylvania where they race to save the women they love from the Countess Elizabeth Bathory. After the blood bath, Le Fanu and Stoker pose as doctors John... [click here for more]