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[issue] Volume 2, Issue 2

Posted 25 Jan, 2006

On behalf of General Editor Donald Ault and the Editorial Staff of ImageTexT, I am pleased to announce the publication of _ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies_ Volume 2 : Issue 2 (Winter 2005).

This issue features an original animation, critical essays, and a series of reviews:

  • "Theological Compatibilism & Animation: Vessel of Wrath" by Nathan Gilder -- Animation and exegesis expressing a complex theological idea through the medium of animation.
  • "Beyond the Balloon: Sound Effects and Background Text in Lynn Johnston's For Better or For Worse" by Suzanne Covey -- A discussion of CBML (Comic Book Markup Language) and the difficulties of negotiating text/image hierarchies in Lynn Johnston's use of 'sound words'.
  • "Ecofeminist Themes in Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri's _Morbus Gravis_" by Matthew Jones -- A semiotic analysis informed by ecofeminist theory performed on SerpieriÕs _Morbus Gravis_ series of erotic graphic novels.
  • "The Tides of History: Alan Moore's Historiographic Vision" by Sean Carney -- A thorough engagement of critical themes of history and philosophy in Alan Moore's work, paying particular attention to _Marvelman_, _Swamp Thing_, _From Hell_, and _Promethea_.
  • "Gothic Oedipus: subjectivity and Capitalism in Christopher Nolan's _Batman Begins_" by Mark Fisher -- A discussion of the historical development of the Batman idea in light of its recent revisions in the film _Batman Begins_.
  • "Review of _Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us about Ourselves and Our Society_" by James R. Fleming
  • "Review of Raeburn's _Chris Ware_" by Emma Tinker
  • "Old Comics and Current Technology Combine to Form New Hybrids", Review of _40 Years of The Amazing Spider-Man_ and _44 Years of Fantastic Four_ by James Bucky Carter
  • "2005 Comic-Con Shines a Light on Eisner: A Look at Two Documentaries and a Tribute" Review of: 2005 International Comic-Con in San Diego by Vanessa Raney

Our next issue will follow the theme of the upcoming conference on Comics and Childhood (, and other issues planned for 2006 include themed issues on William Blake and Comics as well as Neil Gaiman's work.



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