Each of the twelve chapters has clearly defined goals outlined from the start.
Over 150 images, including panels, pages, and covers illustrate points made throughout the chapters.
Boxed “Discovery” and “Profile” essays explore the issues and personalities in comics in greater depth.
Open-ended prompts at the end of each chapter help keep the conversation about comics growing.
Classroom-tested activities engage students in the process of learning about the medium and its messages.
Complete bibliographic citations and brief annotations point students to both classic comics and the scholarly resources.
A complete glossary decodes the medium’s and the academy’s terminology.
Complete references help students to follow-up with the scholarly and journalistic sources that informed this volume.
An index prepared by the authors helps readers to find concepts in the book readily.