Critical Insights: The American Comic Book Review

“I was pleasantly surprised in this regard when reading through the Salem Press volume The American Comic Book, part of their Critical Insights series. Edited by Joseph Michael Sommers of Central Michigan University, this collection of essays provides a wonderful overview of many facets of the comics medium from a roster of credentialed theorists. The chapters are consistently well researched and written, offering valuable insight into the world of comics and graphic novels both in print and in the digital era…

It is refreshing to see a print work that is so “in the know” as to references thoughts of fans and creators… I really can’t recommend The American Comic Book enough to libraries looking for critical works in comics, film, or pop culture in general. As part of Salem’s Critical Insights series, purchase comes with access to the Salem Literature database.”
-Against the Grain