==Allied Resources ==
A list of book-length studies on individual comics publishers, syndicates, studios, cooperatives, etc., now including web links. Individual book entries may include the book's Table of Contents, on-site reviews, printed review citations, links to on-line information, and more.
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Entries marked or have been added or revised since April 1, 2010.
For American syndicated comics, also consult King Features Syndicate, United Media/Comics.com, Universal Press Syndicate/UExpress.
For other information on publishers, consult Don Markstein's Cartoonopedia as well as the other bibliographic resources noted on our main page.
AC Comics [website - also accomics.net for downloads, etc.]
Beaty, Bart. Unpopular Culture: Transforming the European Comic Book in the 1990s. Studies in Book and Print Culture. University of Toronto Press, 2007. 320pp. ISBN 9780802091338 (cloth), 9780802094124 (paper).
Vance, Michael. Forbidden Adventures: The History of the American Comics Group. (Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture no. 53.) Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1996. ISBN: 0-313-29678-2.
WebLink: Rummblestrips.com: By Joanne Ellen Mutch
Antarctic Press [website]
Buenaventura Press [website]
WebLink: Charlton Spotlight: Magazine devoted to the publisher.
WebLink: CrossGen Comics @ The Big Database of Comic Books
Daniels, Les. DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes. Introduction by Jenette Kahn. Boston: Little, Brown, 1995. ISBN 0-8212-2076-4.
Daniels, Les, Chip Kidd, and Geoff Spear. The Golden Age of DC Comics: 365 Days. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2004. n.p. ISBN 0810949695 (hc). Buy It!
Goulart, Ron, ed. The History of DC Comics: Fifty Years of Fantastic Imagination. An issue of Comics: The Golden Age. Simon and Schuster, 1987.
SearchLink: Search comics research bibliography for "DC"
WebLink: DC Comics (official)
WebLink: Atlas of the DC Universe: locations of fictional cities (Metropolis, Gotham, etc.) and countries.
WebLink: Who's Whose in DC Comics: Bob Hughes' list of most characters from the pre-credit era at DC (pre-1972); each entry lists the character, the author and artist of their first appearance and the title and issue number and date of that appearance. Also includes examples of artist's work.
WebLink: D.C. Thomson
Dark Horse [official website]
WebLinks: Other Official Dark Horse web appearances: Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter.
WebLinks: Overviews: About.com, Mahalo, Oregon Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
WebLink: The Portland State Comics Collection featuring the Dark Horse Collection at Portland State Library; one copy of each title in Special Collections and in a browsing, circulating collection.
Markham, Gary W. 2009. "Cataloging the Publications of Dark Horse Comics: One Publisher in an Academic Catalog." The Journal of Academic Librarianship 35.2 (March): 162-169. [purchase online via ScienceDirect]
EC Comics (See also Individual Titles: Mad, Tales from the Crypt)
Diehl, Digby. Tales from the Crypt: The Official Archives. Designed by David Kastle and Rick DeMonico. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. 256pp. ISBN 0312144865 (cloth).
Geissman, Grant. Foul Play! The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics! NY: Harper's Design, 2005. 272pp. ISBN 006074698X.
WebLink: Fanfare / Ponent Mon
Merino, Ana. Fantagraphics: Creadores del CANON. Spain: Semana Negra, 2003. (paper.)
Hamerlinck, P.C., ed. Fawcett Companion: The Best of FCA [Fawcett Collectors of America]. Foreword by Marc Swayze. Raleigh, NC: TwoMorrows, 2001. 160pp. ISBN 1-893905-10-1 (paper). [publisher's information]
WebLink: FCA: Fawcett Collectors of America: P.C. Hamerlinck's magazine for all things Fawcett, Shazam/Captain Marvel, C.C. Beck, and more.
Beazley, Mark D. & Jeff Youngquist. Marvel Encyclopedia [Marvel Age magazine version]. Marvel, 2004. 96pp.
Daniels, Les. Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics. Introduction by Stan Lee. New York: Abrams, 1991. ISBN 0-8109-3821-9.
Mallory, Michael. Marvel: The Characters and their Universe. Hugh Lauter Levin Asssociates, 2002. 288pp. ISBN 0883631105 (hc).
Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 1: The Amazing Spider-Man. Toronto: G & T Enterprises, January 1976.
Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 2: Conan and the Barbarians. Toronto: G & T Enterprises, March 1976.
Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 3: The Avengers, Defenders, and Captain Marvel. Toronto: G & T Enterprises, August 1976.
Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 4: The Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer. Toronto: G & T Enterprises, July 1977.
Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 5: The Mighty Thor. Toronto: G & T Enterprises, November 1977.
Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 6: Heroes from Strange Tales. Toronto: G & T Enterprises, December 1977.
Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 7A: Heroes from Tales to Astonish Book One: The Incredible Hulk. Toronto: G & T Enterprises, June 1978.
Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 7B: Heroes from Tales to Astonish Book Two: The Sub-Mariner and Others. Toronto: G & T Enterprises, July 1978.
Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 8A: Heroes from Tales of Suspense Book One: Captain America. Toronto: G & T Enterprises, December 1979 .
Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 8B: Heroes from Tales to Astonish Book Two: Iron Man and Others. Toronto: G & T Enterprises, December 1978.
Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 9B: Daredevil. Toronto: G & T Enterprises, [1979?].
Raviv, Dan. Comic Wars: How Two Tycoons Battled Over the Marvel Comics Empire--And Both Lost. Broadway, 2002. 320pp. ISBN 0767908309 (hc). Rpt: Comic Wars: Marvel's Battle for Survival. Sea Cliff, NY: Heroes Books, 2004. 334pp. ISBN 0-7851-1606-0 (paper).
Thompson, Don and Maggie Thompson, eds. Marvel Comics Checklist and Price Guide, 1961 to Present. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1993. ISBN 0-87341-245-1 (paper).
Wood, Susan. The Poison Maiden & the Great Bitch: Female Sterotypes in Marvel Superhero Comics. Baltimore, MD: T-K Graphics, 1974. Rpt.: Essays on Fantastic Literature no. 5. San Bernardino, CA: The Borgo Press, 1989. 28pp. ISBN 0893705373. Buy It!
WebLink: Marvel Comics: Official site.
WebLink: Atlas Tales: Timely Marvel Atlas information.
WebLink: Marvel Comics Database
WebLink: Marvel Comics Group 1939-1980: by Joseph William Marek.
WebLink: Marvel Masterworks Resource Page: Information on Marvel's hardcover reprint series.
WebLink: Unofficial Chronology to the Marvel Universe: By Robert Wicks; a history of the Marvel univeisrse and its characters until Fantastic Four #1.
Milestone (See also DC and specific titles/characters)
Brown, Jeffrey A. Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2001. 232pp. ISBN 1-57806-281-0 (cloth), 1-57806-282-9 (paper).
WebLink: The Milestone Rave
Roach, David A. and Jon B. Cooke, eds. The Warren Companion. Raleigh: TwoMorrows, 2001. 288pp. ISBN 1-893905-09-8 (hc), 1-893905-08-X (paper). [publisher's information]