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The Resource Hellboy's world : comics and monsters on the margins, Scott Bukatman, (electronic resource)

Hellboy's world : comics and monsters on the margins, Scott Bukatman, (electronic resource)

Label
Hellboy's world : comics and monsters on the margins
Title
Hellboy's world
Title remainder
comics and monsters on the margins
Statement of responsibility
Scott Bukatman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hellboy, Mike Mignola's famed comic book demon hunter, wanders through a haunting and horrific world steeped in the history of weird fictions and wide-ranging folklores. Hellboy's World shows how our engagement with Hellboy is also a highly aestheticized encounter with the medium of comics and the materiality of the book. Scott Bukatman's dynamic study explores how comics produce a heightened 'adventure of reading' in which syntheses of image and word, image sequences, and serial narratives create compelling worlds for the reader's imagination to inhabit. In Mignola's work, the imaginative space that exists on the page and within the book becomes a self-aware meditation upon the imaginative space of page and book. To understand the mechanics of creating a world on the page, Bukatman draws upon other media--including children's books, sculpture, pulp fiction, cinema, graphic design, painting, and illuminated manuscripts. Hellboy's World delves into shared fictional universes and occult detection, the riotous colors of comics that elude rationality and control, horror and the evocation of the sublime, and the place of abstraction in Mignola's art to demonstrate the pleasurable and multiple complexities of the reader's experience. Monsters populate the world of Hellboy comics, but Hellboy's World argues that comics are themselves little monsters, unruly sites of sensory and cognitive pleasures that exist, happily, on the margins. The book is not only a treat for Hellboy fans but will entice anyone interested in the medium of comics and the art of reading"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bukatman, Scott
Dewey number
741.5/973
LC call number
PN6727.M53
LC item number
Z57 2016
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mignola, Mike
  • Hellboy
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
Label
Hellboy's world : comics and monsters on the margins, Scott Bukatman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : Benjamin, reading, and the comics -- Enworlding Hellboy : cosmology and franchise -- Occult detection, sublime horror, and predestination -- Children's books, color, and other non-linear pleasures -- Hellboy and the codicological imagination -- Hellboy at the Gates of Hell : sculpture, stasis, and the comics page -- Coda-Mignola, Goya, and the monsters
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001591586
Dimensions
22 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
263 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780520288041
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015032474
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001591586
Label
Hellboy's world : comics and monsters on the margins, Scott Bukatman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : Benjamin, reading, and the comics -- Enworlding Hellboy : cosmology and franchise -- Occult detection, sublime horror, and predestination -- Children's books, color, and other non-linear pleasures -- Hellboy and the codicological imagination -- Hellboy at the Gates of Hell : sculpture, stasis, and the comics page -- Coda-Mignola, Goya, and the monsters
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001591586
Dimensions
22 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
263 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780520288041
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015032474
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001591586

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