Comics Scholars Recommend...

Possible 'Core' Texts

There was a suggestion that new readers would benefit from starting with the following titles. These should be considered alongside texts which offer material relevant to individual interests (such as British comics or fandom).

The next two sections can, of course, be considered to be interlocking, as suggested above.

Theoretical Approaches

Historical and Cultural Approaches

Theory/Practice Crossover

Grounding in visual theory

Academic Periodicals specifically focused on comics

Academic Periodicals that feature work on comics