ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies

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[issue] ImageTexT 8.2: The Worlds of Grant Morrison

Posted 04 Sep, 2015

ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies is pleased to announce the release of its latest issue, volume 8 number 2, "The Worlds of Grant Morrison." The issue was guest-edited by Frank Bramlett, Adnan Mahmutovic, and Francesco-Alessio Ursini. It can be accessed via our main page at or via its permalink location at

We are proud to present ten featured articles in Issue 8.2:

  • Roy T. Cook's "Morrison, Magic, and Visualizing the Word: Text as Image in Vimanarama"
  • Clare Pitkethly's "A Rubble of Fragments: Disintegration into Panels in Grant Morrison's Comics"
  • Keith Scott's "No Guru, No Method, No Teacher: 'Grant Morrison' and GrantMorrison™"
  • Darragh Greene's "'Here Comes Tomorrow': The Ethics of Utopianism in Grant Morrison's New X-Men"
  • Kate Roddy's "Eternal Superteens and Mutant Spermatozoa: Grant Morrison and the Comic as Porneau"
  • Nick Galante's "World of My Own: Joe the Barbarian and the Cathartic Power of Fantasy"
  • Adnan Mahmutovic's, David Coughlan's, and Stephen Blake Ervin's "Ecce Animot: Or, The Animal Man That Therefore I Am"
  • Frank Bramlett's "Making and Breaking the Superhero Quotidian: How All-Star Superman Embodies and Revises the Everyday "
  • Tommi Kakko's and Mervi Miettinen's "'The Image Rules the World': Focalization, Hallucinations and Metalepsis in The Invisibles"
  • Francesco-Alessio Ursini's "Language and Thought in The Invisibles"

The issue also offers four reviews of books about superheroes, the Avengers, narration, and Southeast Asian cartoon art.

ImageTexT is an academic journal dedicated the scholarship of visual-verbal art, specifically the theory and criticism of comics. Since its founding in 2004, ImageTexT has been an open-access, peer-reviewed journal, and it has been listed in the MLA bibliography since 2005. ImageTexT publishes general issues, special issues devoted to particular topics in comics and visual culture, and themed, tie-in issues related to the University of Florida's annual Comics Conference.

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