Graphic novels : a guide to comic books, manga, and more / Michael Pawuk and David S. Serchay.

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    • Publication Information:
      Second edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes.
    • Content Notes:
      Chapter 1. Superheroes -- Chapter 2. Action and adventure -- Chapter 3. Science fiction -- Chapter 4. Fantasy -- Chapter 5. Horror -- Chapter 6. Crime and mysteries -- Chapter 7. General fiction -- Chapter 8. Humor -- Chapter 9. Non-fiction -- Appendix I. Recommended additional book sources -- Appendix II. Publishing companies on the Internet -- Appendix III. Other online sources.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 643-648) and indexes.
    • ISBN:
      9781598847000 (acid-free paper)
      1598847007 (acid-free paper)
    • Accession Number:
      2017002418
    • Accession Number:
      ocn900031542
      900031542
    • Accession Number:
      fay.576753
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PAWUK, M.; SERCHAY, D. S. Graphic novels : a guide to comic books, manga, and more. [s.l.] : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Pawuk M, Serchay DS. Graphic Novels : A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More. Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.576753. Accessed October 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Pawuk, M., & Serchay, D. S. (2017). Graphic novels : a guide to comic books, manga, and more. Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.576753
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Pawuk, Michael, and David S. Serchay. 2017. Graphic Novels : A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More. Genreflecting Advisory Series. Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.576753.
    • Harvard:
      Pawuk, M. and Serchay, D. S. (2017) Graphic novels : a guide to comic books, manga, and more. Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC (Genreflecting advisory series). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.576753 (Accessed: 20 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Pawuk, M & Serchay, DS 2017, Graphic novels : a guide to comic books, manga, and more, Genreflecting advisory series, Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, viewed 20 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Pawuk, Michael, and David S. Serchay. Graphic Novels : A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More. Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.576753.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Pawuk, Michael, and David S. Serchay. Graphic Novels : A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More. Genreflecting Advisory Series. Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.576753.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Pawuk M, Serchay DS. Graphic novels : a guide to comic books, manga, and more [Internet]. Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC; 2017 [cited 2019 Oct 20]. (Genreflecting advisory series). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.576753

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 January #1

The Genreflecting Advisory series remains the gold star for librarians who have to talk about books they haven't read, and this is a much-needed update from the first edition of Graphic Novels, in 2006. The changes appear largely in the lists of titles that accompany each entry; readers of the first edition will recognize the clear breakdown of story line, subgenre, and audience. Particularly helpful is the chapter on superheroes—it's one thing to know who Superman is; it's another to understand continuities and crossovers and other complications that can intimidate the uninitiated. Each chapter covers a major genre of graphic novel: the aforementioned superheroes; action and adventure; science fiction; fantasy (yes, they are two separate chapters! Hooray!); horror; crime and mysteries; general fiction; humor; and nonfiction, followed by several appendixes of additional book sources, publisher information, and further reading. It can feel like an arbitrary decision to separate Thor (fantasy) from Captain America (superheroes), but a thorough index can clear up any academic misunderstandings. It's not all comic-book stuff, though: true crime, foodie memoirs, and coming-of-age stories are just a few of the other popular categories included. Each book or series entry includes indicators for recommended reading level, awards, tie-ins with film or anime, and core titles that belong in most collections. Recommended for librarians who know their patrons like graphic novels, but they just need to know where to point them. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.