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A list of book-length studies on individual comics titles and characters, 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 New! or Revised! have been newly added or revised since August 1, 2010.

NOTE: For American syndicated comic strips, also consult King Features Syndicate , United Media/ , and Universal Press Syndicate/UExpress .
For information on these and many other titles and characters, consult The Grand Comics Database , Don Markstein's Cartoonopedia , and the other bibliographic resources noted on our main page .

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2000 AD 2000 A.D. 2000A.D.

WebLink: 2000AD Online - The Official Home of 2000 AD and Judge Dredd

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Action (UK)

Barker, Martin. 1990. Action: The Story of a Violent Comic. London: Titan.

WebLink: The Sevenpenny Nightmare

Air Pirates

Levin, Bob. 2003. The Pirates and the Mouse: Disney's War Against the Counterculture. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books.

Alice in Wonderland

Pictures and Conversations: Lewis Carroll in the Comics. An Annotated International Bibliography. 2005. Brian Sewell, Mark Burstein, and Alan Tannenbaum, eds. and comps. 2nd edition. Austin, TX: Ivory Door. 100pp. (paper). [publisher's information]

All-Star Comics

Thomas, Roy, ed. 2001. The All-Star Companion. Raleigh: TwoMorrows. 208 pp. (paper). [publisher's information]

Alter Ego

Thomas, Roy, ed. 2000. Alter Ego: The Comic Book Artist Collection. Raleigh: TwoMorrows. 160 pp. ISBN 1893905063 (paper). [publisher's information]

Andy Capp

McGeachy, D.P. III. 1972. The Gospel According to Andy Capp. Foreword by Robert L. Short. Richmond, VA: John Knox Press. ISBN 0804219559 (paper).

Angloman (See Also Gabriel Morrissette , Mark Shainblum )

WebLink: : Official Site


Phillips, Charles. 1991. Archie: His First 50 Years. New York: Artabras-Abbeville. ISBN 0896600351.


Karjalainen, Keijo. 2006. Politiikkaa Asterixin maailmassa. Helsingissä: [Gummerus]: Ajatus. 160pp. ISBN 9789512068937.

Karjalainen, Keijo. 2007. Politix. Asterix und Politik. Köln Saxa-Verl. 160pp. ISBN 9783939060086.

Kessler, Peter. 1995. The Complete Guide to Asterix. Foreword by Albert Uderzo. Hodder Children's Books. 128pp. ISBN-10: 0340653469; ISBN-13: 9780340653463 (hc).

WebLink: Asterix : Official Site

WebLink: Asterix von A bis Z - Asterix Archiv : Very detailed site - see especially its large list of secondary literature.

WebLink: The Asterix Annotations: For English/American editions.

WebLink: The International Asterix Page: Contains many, many web links.


Assembled! Five Decades of Earth's Mightiest. 2007. By the Jarvis Heads of, edited by Van Plexico. WhiteRocket Books. 

Olshevsky, George. 1976. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 3: The Avengers, Defenders, and Captain Marvel . Toronto: G & T Enterprises, August.

WebLink: Avengers Assemble!: The 'net's premiere Avengers fan site, frequentred by Jarvis Heads everywhere.

WebLink: Avengers Forever: fan site.

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Brooker, Will. 2000. Batman Unmasked: Analyzing a Cultural Icon. New York: Continuum. 358 pp. ISBN 0826449492 (cloth -Buy It!). Reprint edition: 384pp. NY: Continuum, 2001. ISBN 0826413439 (paper -Buy It!).

Daniels, Les. 1999. Batman: The Complete History. Designed by Chip Kidd. San Francisco: Chronicle Books..

Dini, Paul and Chip Kidd. 1998. Batman Animated. Photgraphed by Geoff Spear; intro. by Bruce Timm. New York: Harper Entertainment. ISBN 0067575315 (hc), 006107327X (paper).

Kane, Bob, with Tom Andrae. 1989. Batman & Me: An Autobiography. Forestville, CA: Eclipse. ISBN 1560600160 (cloth), 1-56060-017-9 (paper).

Kidd, Chip. 1996. Batman Collected. Written, Designed, and Art-Directed by Chipp Kidd. Photographs by Geoff Spear. New York: Bullfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 0821223003 (cloth).

O'Neil, Dennis, ed. 2008. Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City. Dallas, TX: Benbella Books.

Pearson, Roberta E., and William Uricchio, eds. 1991. The Many Lives of the Batman: Critical Approaches to a Superhero and his Media . New York: Routledge. ISBN 0415903467 (cloth), 0415903475 (paper - Buy It!). London: BFI, 1991. ISBN 0-85170-275-9 (cloth), 0-85170-276-7 (paper).

Vaz, Mark Cotta. 1989. Tales of the Dark Knight: Batman's First Fifty Years: 1939-1989. New York: Ballantine.

SearchLink: comics research bibliography topic for "Batman"

WebLink: Batmania: Adam West Squadron: Argentinian site celebrating the 1960s Batman tv show. Includes Las Onomatopeyas: Screen-captures of every (?) "Bat Sound Effect."

Battle of the Planets (see Gatchaman)

Beetle Bailey (see also Mort Walker)

Lagerstedt, Ilpo. 2005. Masi: Kentällä ja kasarmilla. Recallmed. ISBN 9518470472

WebLink: Official site

Betty Boop

Flescher, Max. 1995. Betty Boop's Sunday Best. Ed. Bill Blackbeard. Northampton, MA: Kitchen Sink.

WebLink: Betty Boop, "Queen of Cartoons" : Fan site with sdome history and a list of Boop cartoons.

WebLink: Helen Kane, the Original Boop-Boop-A-Doop Girl : Information about the singer upon whom Betty Boop was based.

Big Boy

WebLink: The Two-Faced BIG BOY Challenge!: Info on the comic books, including the "Eastern vs. Western" debate.

Blondie (See Also Chic YOUNG )

Young, Dean, and Rick Marschal.. 1981l. Blondie & Dagwood's America. Introduction by Bob Hope. Toronto: Nicholson P. ISBN 0-471-79883-5.

SearchLink: Search comics research bibliography for "Blondie"

WebLink: : Official site.

WebLink: Blondie Gets Married : Web Site of An Exhibition in the Swann Gallery of Caricature and Cartoon, The Library of Congress, June 22 - September 16, 2000.

Books of Magic
Bringing Up Father (Maggie and Jiggs) (see also George McManus )
Buck Rogers

Dille, Robert C., ed. 1977. The Collected Works of Buck Rogers in the 25th Cen ury. Intro. Ray Bradbury. New revised Edition [orig. ed. 1969].  New York: A & W Publishers.  ISBN 0-89104-062-5.

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Calvin and Hobbes (See Also Bill Watterson )

WebLink: Calvin and Hobbes : Official Site.

Captain Action

Eury, Michael. 2002. Captain Action: The Original Super-Hero Action Figure. Raleigh: TwoMorrows. 176 pp. (paper). [publisher's information]

Captain America

Olshevsky, George [1978]. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 8A: Heroes from Tales of Suspense Book One: Captain America. Toronto: G & T Enterprises, December 1979.

WebLink: Captain-America.US - fan site.

Captain Canuck


WebLink: Ultimate Captain Canuck Tribute Page

Captain Marvel (Fawcett /DC Comics; Shazam!)

Beck, C.C. Shazam! Archives Vol. 1. DC Comics, 1992. Rpt. Whiz 1-15.

WebLink: The Marvel Family Web: The Unofficial Home of the Original Captain Marvel .

Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics)

Olshevsky, George. 1976. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 3: The Avengers, Defenders, and Captain Marvel. Toronto: G & T Enterprises, August.


Colón, Suzan. 2003. Catwoman: The Life and Times of a Feline Fatale. Chronicle Books.

Cerebus (see also Dave Sim)

WebLink: Cerebus Fan Girl - including large page of links

WebLink: Wikipedia: Cerebus the Aardvark  

Classics Illustrated

Jones, William B., Jr. 2002. Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History, with Illustrations. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. 267pp. ISBN 0786410779 (hc). Buy It!

Malan, George. Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Two volumes. internet information at


Olshevsky, George. 1976. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 2: Conan and the Barbarians . Toronto: G & T Enterprises, March.

WebLink: Conan Timeline: Chronological Order of Conan Stories by Michael May

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Daredevil (Marvel Comics)

Olshevsky, George. [1979?]. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 9B: Daredevil . Toronto: G & T Enterprises.

WebLink: Daredevil: .


Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 3: The Avengers, Defenders, and Captain Marvel . Toronto: G & T Enterprises, August 1976.

Dick Tracy

Gould, Chester. The Celebrated Cases of Dick Tracy. Ed. Herb Galewitz; intro. by Ellery Queen. New York: Boanza Books, 1970. 291pp. SBN 394-41964-Z (hc).

Maeder, Jay. Dick Tracy: The Official Biography. NY: Plume, 1990. 218pp. ISBN 0452265444 (paper).

Roberts, Garyn G. Dick Tracy and American Culture: Morality and Mythology, Text and Context . Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 1993.

Van Hise, James. Calling Tracy!  Six Decades of Dick Tracy. Las Vegas, NV: Pioneer, Books, 1990. 148pp. ISBN 1556982410 (paper).

Dilbert (See Also Scott Adams )

Solomon, Normon. The Trouble with Dilbert: How Corporate Culture Gets the Last Laugh. Foreword by Tom Tomorrow. Common Courage Press, 1997. ISBN 1567511333 (hc), 1567511325 (paper).

WebLink: "The official Dilbert website with Scott Adams' color comic strips, animation, mashups and more!"

WebLink: AnswerConnect entry for "Dilbert Fans"

Doctor Strange (Dr. Strange)

WebLink: The Howard Hallis Doctor Strange Collection.

Donald Duck

Dorfman, Ariel and Armand Mattelart. How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic. Trans. and updated introduction by David Kunzle; appendix by John Shelton Lawrence. New York: International General, 1991. Originally published as Para Leer al Pato Donald. Ediciones Universitarias de Valparíso, 1971. ISBN 0884770370.

Gisle, Jon. Donaldismen: En muntert-vitenskapelig studie over Donald Duck og hand verden. 1973. Rpt 2006.

Doonesbury (See Also Gary Trudeau )

Satin, Allan D. 1985. A Doonesbury Index. Metuchen, NJ and London: The Scarecrow Press. 269pp. ISBN 0810818000 (hc). Buy It!

Soper, Kerry D. 2008. Garry Trudeau: Doonesbury and the Aesthetics of Satire. Great Comics Artists Series. University Press of Mississippi.

Trudeau, Gary. 1978. A Doonesbury Special. A Director's Notebook. Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel.

WebLink: Doonesbury Electronic Town Hall : Official Site

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Decker, Dwight R. The Elfquest Gatherum. Designed by Peppy White. Stamford, CT: Fantagraphics, 1981.

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Fantastic Four

Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 4: The Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer . Toronto: G & T Enterprises, July 1977.

Felix the Cat

Canemaker, John. Felix: The Twisted Tale of the World's Most Famous Cat. 1991. ISBN 0679728090.

Flash Gordon

Welink: Ardden Entertainment - publishers of the 2008 comics series.

WebLink: Flash Gordon Story Index / Reprint List

For Better of For Worse (See Also Lynn Johnston )


Glut, Donald F. The Frankenstein Catalog. McFarland, 1984. 525pp. ISBN 0899500293 (hc). Buy It!

From Hell (see also Alan Moore)

Moore, Alan. From Hell: The Compleat Scripts, Book One. Illustrated by Eddie Campbell, Edited and Afterword by Stephen R. Bissette. Baltimore, MD: Borderlands Press/Wilmington, VT: SpiderBaby Grafix, 1994. ISBN 1-880-325-07-1.

Funky Winkerbean

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G-Force (see Gatchaman)

Garfield (See Also Jim Davis )

WebLink:Garfield Online : Official site.

Gasoline Alley

WebLink: Gasoline Alley Archive : Spotlighting the work of Jim Scancarelli.


Hofius, Jason and George Khoury. G-Force Animated - The Official Battle of the Planets Guidebook. Raleigh: TwoMorrows, 2003. 96 pp. ISBN 1893905187 (paper). *O* [publisher's information]

Ghost Rider
GI Joe

Michlig, John. GI Joe: The Complete Story of America's Favorite Man of Action.  Preface by Don Levine. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998. Austin, TX: Monkeybrain, 2003. 208pp. ISBN 0811818225 (hc)

Gil Thorp
Green Arrow

WebLink: Unofficial Green Arrow Fan Site: By Jayme Blashke & Scott McCullar

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Henry at King Features Syndicate
: Official Site
Herbie (Herbie Popnecker)

WebLink: A Quick Herbie Popnecker Web Round-Up: Links and commentary from I'm Learning To Share!

History of Violence, A

Beaty, Bart. 2009. David Cronenberg's A History of Violence. University of Toronto Press.

Howard the Duck (See also Steve Gerber)

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WebLink: The Invaders : By Eric Colley.


Neighly, Patrick and Kereth Cowe-Spigai. 2003. Anarchy for the Masses: The Disinformation Guide to The Invisibles. The Disinformation Company. with Mad Yak Press.

WebLink: The Bomb - Grant Morrison's Invisibles : from barbelith.

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Judge Dredd

Butcher, Mike. The A-Z of Judge Dredd: The Complete Encyclopedia, from Aaron Aardvark to Zachary Zziiz. New York: St. Marton's Griffin, 1995. 1603pp. ISBN 031213733 (paper).

WebLink: 2000AD Online - The Official Home of 2000 AD and Judge Dredd

Justice Society of America

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Krazy Kat (See Also George Herriman )

McDonnell, Patrick, Karen O'Connell, Georgia Riley de Havenon. Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman. New York : H.N. Abrams, 1986. 223pp. ISBN 0810912112 (hc), 0810923130 (paper).

WebLink: Krazy Kat: The Cococnino County Home Page

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Last Kiss

WebLink: : By John Lustig.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LXG) (See Also Alan Moore )

Nevins, Jeff. Heroes and Monsters: The Unofficial Companion to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Introduction by Alan Moore; commentary by Kevin O'Neill. Austin, TX: Monkeybrain, 2003. ISBN 193226504X (pb.)

WebLink: Notes on League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #1 [and following[ by Jess Nevins

Legion of Super-Heroes

Cardigan, Glen, ed. The Legion Companion. Introduction by Jim Shooter. Raleigh: TwoMorrows, 2003. 224 pp. ISBN: 1893905225 (paper). [publisher's information]

Li'l Abner (See also Al Capp )

Berger, Arthur Asa. Li'l Abner: A Study in American Satire . Twayne, 1969. Rpt. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1994.

WebLink: Dogpatch USA: Concerns the theme park which formerly existed in Arkansas.

Little Orphan Annie

Smith, Bruce. The History of Little Orphan Annie. Foreword by Worth Gatewood. New York: Ballantine, 1982. ISBN 0345305469.

WebLink: Little Orphan Annie Homepage

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DeBartolo, Dick. Good Days and MAD: A Hysterical Tour Behind the Scenes at MAD Magazine. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1996. ISBN 1560250917 (paper).

Evanier, Mark. MAD Art: A Visual Celebration of the Art of MAD Magazine and the Idiots Who Create It. New York: Watson-Guptill, 2002. 304pp. ISBN 0-8230-3080-6 (pb). publisher's information

Jacobs, Frank. The Mad World of William M. Gaines. Secaucus, NJ: Lyle Stuart, 1972.

Reidelbach, Maria. Completely MAD: A History of the Comic Book and Magazine. Boston: Little, Brown, 1991. ISBN 0-316-72890 (cloth), 0-316-738913 (paper).

WebLink: Official website.

Maus (See also Art Spiegelman)'s In-Depth Information Page on MAUS.

Baetens, Jan, ed. The Graphic Novel .  Symbolae Facultatis Litterarum Lovaniensis - Series D - Volume 13.  Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2001. 212 pp.  ISBN 90-5867-109-7 (paper). *O*

Frahm, Ole. Genealogie des Holocaust. Art Spiegelmans MAUS - A Survivor's Tale. München: Fink, 2006. 301pp. ISBN 3770541456.

Geis, Deborah R, ed.  Considering Maus: Approaches to Art Spiegelman's "Survivor's Tale" of the Holocaust.  Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2003.  192pp.  ISBN: 0817313761 (hc).  *O*

WebLink: "Art Spiegelman's MAUS: A Different Type of Holocaust Literature" , by Antonio S. Olivero

WebLink: "Art Spiegelman's Maus: Working-Through the Trauma of the Holocaust", by Robert S. Leventhal

WebLink: MAUS: A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library

WebLink: MAUS at the National Museum of Jewish History

WebLink: MAUS entry at Don Markstein's Toonopedia

WebLink: "Multimedia Review: The Complete Maus CD-Rom" : by Karen Spencer

Mickey Mouse

Bain, David and Bruce Harris, eds. Mickey Mouse: Fifty Happy Years. New York: Harmony Books, 1977. 256pp.

Bocquet, Pierre E., Paul Gravett, and Sheena Wagstaff. Les Micquettes: Un air de famille. Paris: Deese Diffusion, 1990. 79pp. ISBN 2908395002 (paper).

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse in Color: 1930s Disney Comic Strips. NY: Pantheon Books, 1988. 192pp. ISBN 0394575199 (hc).

Miracleman (Marvelman)
Moomins (Mumin; see also Tove Jansson)

Weblink: Oy Moomin Characters Ltd: Official Site.

Weblink: Muumimaailma - Muminvärlden - Moominworld: Information on the Moomins' theme park.

Weblink: The Moomintroll Home Page: Fan site, including a brief resource list.

WebLink: Virtuelles Muminforschungszentrum : Information on books, comics, stamps, and more.

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Walker, Brian. 1988. The Best of Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy. New York: Comicana-Henry Holt. ISBN 0-8050-0925-6.

New Yorker

Donnelly, Liza. 2005. Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists And Their Cartoons. Prometheus Books.

Lee, Judith Yaross. 2000. Defining New Yorker Humor. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. 427pp. ISBN: 1578061970 (cloth), 1578061989 (paper).

WebLink: Back to the Old Drawing Board: The Evolution of the New Yorker Cartoon, by Lee Lorenz.

WebLink: A Look at Comics Artists in The New Yorker : Maintained by Michael Rhode.

WebLink: Emdashes: The New Yorker Between the Lines


WebLink: Daniel Brereton's Nocturnals : Official Site

Non Sequitur (See Also Wiley Miller )

WebLink: The Non Sequitur Homepage : Official Site

Northguard (See Also Gabriel Morrissette , Mark Shainblum )

WebLink: : Official Site

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Peanuts (See Also Charles M. Schulz )

Loria, Jeffrey H. What's It All About, Charlie Brown? In collaboration with Pat K. Lynch. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Crest, 1969 [1968]. 160pp.

Peanuts: September 18, 2000 - January 19, 2001. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State Cartoon Research Library, 2000. 60pp.

Schulz, Charles M. Around the World in 45 Years: Charlie Brown's Anniversary Celebration. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 1994. 191pp. ISBN 0836217667 (paper).

Schulz, Charles M. Peanuts Jubilee: My Life and Art with Charlie Brown and Others. New York: Ballantine Books, 1975. 224pp. ISBN 0-345-25132-6-795 (paper).

Short, Robert L. The Bible According to Peanuts. ["Based on the first American edition, Short Meditations on the Bible and Peanuts."] London: Fount, 1991. 143pp. ISBN 0006275621 (paper).

Short, Robert L. The Gospel According to Peanuts . Richmond, VA: John Knox Press, 1964.

Short, Robert L. The Parables of Peanuts. New York: Harper & Row, 1968. 328pp.

Short, Robert L. Short Meditations on the Bible and Peanuts. Westminster John Knox Press, 1991. ISBN 0664251528 (paper).

Sugar and Spice: Little Girls in the Funnies. An Exhibition of Peanuts Girls and their Predecessors, Contemporaries, and Successors. 2006. Santa Rosa, CA: Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center. 55pp.

Twerski, Abraham J., M.D. When Do the Good Things Start?: A therapist looks at life's ups and downs (with a bit of help from Charlie Brown and his friends). New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1988. 127pp. ISBN 0312132123 (paper).

WebLink: The Official Peanuts Web Site .

WebLink: AAUGH.COM : Peanuts books, videos, and CDs; including the impressive Peanuts Book Collecting Guide .

WebLink: The Peanuts Interactive Site : From the New York Times.

Phantom (See also Lee Falk )

WebLink: The Deep Woods : "The Phantom's Home on the Internet"

Plastic Man (See also Jack Cole )

Spiegelman, Art and Chip Kidd. Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched to Their Limits!  New York: Chronicle Books, 2001. 147pp. ISBN 0-8118-3179-5.

WebLink: Plastic Man Entry: At Don Markstein's Toonopedia.

WebLink: Plastic Man Movie Script: Supposedly by Larry and Andy Wachowski.

Pogo (See also Walt Kelly)

The Best of Pogo: Collected from The Okefenokee Star. Ed. Mrs. Walt Kelly and Bill Crouch, Jr. Introduction by Garry Trudeau. New York: Fireside/Simon and Schuster, 1982. ISBN 0671427962.

Kelly, Selby and Steve Thompson. Pogofiles for Pogophiles. Spring Hollow Press, 1992.

Kelly, Walt.  Phi Beta Pogo. Ed. Mrs. Walt Kelly and Bill Crouch, Jr. Introduction by Doug Marlette. New York: Fireside/Simon and Schuster, 1989. ISBN 0671677822 (pb).

Kelly, Walt. Ten Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Years with Pogo. New York: Fireside-Simon and Schuster, 1959. SBN 671-21428-4.

WebLink: Walt Kelly's Pogo: Official site.

WebLink: The Pogo Fan Club & Walt Kelly Society : "Covering all aspects of Walt Kelly's career."


Grandinetti, Fred M. Popeye: An Illustrated History of E.C. Segar's Character in Print, Radio, Television and Film Appearances, 1929-1993 . McFarland, 1994. 276pp. ISBN 0899509827 (paper).

Grandinetti, Fred M. Popeye: An Illustrated Cultural History. 2nd edition. McFarland, 2004. 343pp. ISBN 078641605X (paper). publisher's information

Sagendorf, Bud. Popeye: The First Fifty Years. New York: Workman Publishing, 1979.

Prince Valiant

WebLink: Prince Valiant and Comics Revue : Publications edited by Rick Norwood

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Rupert the Bear

Perry, George and Alfred Bestall. Rupert: A Bear's Life. London: Pavillion Books Ltd., 1985. 169pp. ISBN 0-907516-76-9 (hc).

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Sandman (See Also Neil Gaiman )

Bender, Hy. 1999. The Sandman Companion. New York: DC Comics-Vertigo. 274 pp. ISBN 1563894653 (hardcover).

Kwitney, Alisa. 2003. The Sandman: King of Dreams. Intro. by Neil Gamian. Chronicle Books. 180pp. ISBN 0811835928 (hardcover).

Sanders, Joe, ed. 2006. The Sandman Papers: An Exploration of the Sandman Mythology. Introduction by Neil Gaiman. Seattle: Fantagraphics. 280pp. ISBN 1560977485 (paper.) Buy It!

WebLink: Sandman Annotations

Silver Surfer

Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 4: The Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer . Toronto: G & T Enterprises, July 1977.

Skippy (See Also  Percy Crosby ) : Official Site.

Spawn (See Also Todd McFarlane )

WebLink: : Official Site

Spider-Man (Spiderman)

DeFalco, Tom. Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide. New York: DK Publishing, 2001. 168pp. ISBN 0-7894-7946-X (hc).

Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 1: The Amazing Spider-Man . Toronto: G & T Enterprises, January 1976.

Vaz, Mark Cotta.  Behind the Mask of Spider-Man: The Secrets of the Movie.  Foreword by Stan Lee.  New York: Del Rey, 2002.  205pp.  ISBN 0-345-45004-3 (paper).

WebLink: Amazing Spider-Man .Info: Large site converning Spider-Man's appearance in many, many comic book titles

WebLink: Life of Reilly: In-depth examination of the "Clone Saga" featuring Ben Reilly, The Scarlet Spider

WebLink: The Spider-Man Collection

WebLink: Spider-Man Collector: Spider-Man toys and more.

WebLink: Steve Ditko's Spider-Man

WebLink: Spider-Man: The Movie : Sony Pictures' Official Site

The Spirit (See Also Will Eisner )

WebLink: Wildwood Cemetery : The Spirit Database, with an incredibly comprehensive link-list; highly recommended!

Star Hawks
Stone Soup (See Also Jan Eliot )

WebLink: Stone Soup : Official Site.

Strange Adventures

WebLink: Wendland, Albert.  "Space Museum: Heroism, Conformity, and the Conflicts of an Age."  Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900-present), Fall 2003, Volume 2, Issue 2.

Strange Tales

Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 6: Heroes from Strange Tales . Toronto: G & T Enterprises, December 1977.


Daniels, Les. 1998. Superman: The Complete History. Art direction and design by Chip Kidd. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. 192pp. ISBN 0811821625 (hc).

Daniels, Les. 1999. Superman: The Golden Age. Art direction and design by Chip Kidd. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. 96pp. ISBN 0811821625 (hc).

New!De Haven, Tom. 2010. Our Hero: Superman on Earth. Icons of America. New Haven: Yale UP.

Dooley, Dennis, and Gary Engel, eds. 1988. Superman at Fifty!: The Persistence of a Legend! New York: Collier. ISBN 0020429010 (paperback).

Fleischer, Michael L. 1978. The Great Superman Book. The Encyclopedia of Comic Book Heroes volume 3. Assisted by Janet E. Lincoln. New York: Warner. ISBN 0446874949.

Galloway, John T., Jr. 1973. The Gospel According to Superman. Philadelphia and New York: A.J. Holman. ISBN 0879810211.

Westfahl, Gary. 2000. Science Fiction, Children's Literature, and Popular Culture: Coming of Age in Fantasyland. Greenwood Press. 176pp. ISBN 0313308470 (hc). Buy It!

WebLink: Historica Minute: Superman: A one-minute-long video documentary on Superman co-creator Joe Shuster; also, Historica Radio Minute: Superman.

WebLink: The Speeding Bullet: "A complete archive of Superman newspaper strips."

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Tales from the Crypt (see also EC)

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 0-312-14486-5 (cloth).

Tales of Suspense

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 [1978].

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.

Tales to Astonish
Teenie Weenies

WebLink: The Teenie Weenies : Informative site (by Richard Saunders) concerning William Donahey's popular characters.

Tex Willer

Lagerstedt, Ilpo. Minä Tex Willer. Jalava, 2001. ISBN 9518872198

WebLink: Tex @uBCfumetti

WebLink: Tex Willer online


WebLink: Wikipedia entry

Thor (Mighty Thor, Marvel Comics)

Olshevsky, George. The Marvel Comics Index Vol. 1, No. 5: The Mighty Thor . Toronto: G & T Enterprises, November 1977.

Timespell : Official Site.


New!'s Information Page on Hergé

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Uncle Sam

WebLink: Annotations to the Graphic Novel "U.S." : By Greg Plantamura.

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V for Vendetta

Donald, Chris. The Inside Story of Viz. London: HarperCllins, 2005 (2004). 378pp. ISBN 0007190972 (paper). Buy It!

WebLink: Viz Comic : Official site.

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Watchmen see also Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

Aperlo, Peter. 2009. Watchmen: The Art of the Film. London: Titan Books.

Aperlo, Peter. 2009. Watchmen: The Official Film Companion. London: Titan Books.

Enos, Clay. 2009. Watchmen: Portraits. London: Titan Books.

Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test. 2009. Edited by Mark D. Wright. Blackwell philosophy and popular culture; series editor William Irwin. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Pellitteri, Marco. 2008. "La super ideologia eroica dei Watchmen." Quaderni d'Altri Tempi: l'immaginazione e il potere 17 (November-December 2008). [access online] The author notes that the article "deals [with] authoritarianism and conservatism in superhero comics and in Watchmen."

New!WebLink: A World with Contradictions: Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's Watchmen and the Revisionist Superhero Story - By Orion Ussner Kidder.

WebLink: Re-Reading Watchmen - A chapter-by-chapter discussion of the book, conducted by Carr D’Angelo & Atom! Freeman, along with "special guests."

Revised! WebLink: Watchmen Annotations - By Doug Atkinson, edited by Ralf Hildebrandt. 

WebLink: Watchmen Observations - By Steven Blatt.

WebLink: Watching the Detectives: An Internet Companion for Readers of Watchmen - Interactive notes begun by Stuart Moulthrop and maintained by Nancy Kaplan.

Wee Pals

WebLink: Wee Pals for Reading & Literacy : By Morrie Turner


WebLink: The Unofficial Wolverine Chronology : By Ronald Byrd.

Wonder Woman

Daniels, Les. Wonder Woman: The Complete History. New York: Chronicle, 2000.

Wonder Woman. Introduction by Gloria Steinem. Interpretive Essay by Phyllis Chesler. Designed by Bea Feitler. New York: Bonanza, 1972.

WebLink: The Wonder Woman Pages: Fan Site

WebLink: The Wonder Woman Web Ring Hub

WebLink: "Wonder Woman: Lesbian or Dyke? Paradise Island as a Woman's Community" - by Trina Robbins

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Bukatman, Scott. Matters of Gravity: Special Effects and Supermen in the 20th Century. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003. 279pp. ISBN 0822331322 (hc).

Yaco, Linc and Karen Haber. The Science of the X-Men. iBooks/Marvel, 2004. 288pp. ISBN 0743487257 (paper). Buy It!

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Yellow Kid

Blackbeard, Bill, introduction. R.F. Outcault's The Yellow Kid: A Centennial Celebration of the Kid Who Started the Comics . Northampton, MA: Kitchen Sink Press, 1995.

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