Bonn Online Bibliography of Comics Research

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Objective: The Bonn Online Bibliography of Comics Research (BOBC) is an international bibliographic database for scholarly literature about comics, graphic novels, manga and related fields. Not included so far (with a few exceptions) are articles from fan magazines, newspapers and blogs.

Usage: A click on the title shows more details of the individual references. Selected titles (ONLY the titles, of course not the texts themselves!) can be downloaded in various export formats (RTF, RIS, BibTeX, XML, …) for further use in your own documents or bibliographic software using the basket. Various standard bibliographic formats (MLA, APA etc.) can be selected in the preferences. Registered users can enter new references of their own, add private or public comments and excerpts to the entries, and create individual bibliographies. Authors can provide their texts for download as PDFs. Indications of errors or missing titles and supplementary information, especially in form of abstracts and short critical reviews, are always welcome!

Project manager: Dr. Joachim Trinkwitz, Dept. of German, Comparative Literature, and Cultural Studies, University of Bonn, Germany



Sponsored by Gesellschaft für Comicforschung


Recent additions or edits (WIKINDX Master Bibliography)

Flinn, Margaret C., ed. Drawing (in) the Feminine: Bande Dessinée and Women. Studies in Comics and Cartoons. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press, 2024.  
Added by: joachim 2/27/24, 10:43 AM
Venkatesan, Sathyaraj and Ishani Anwesha Joshi. "“I AM NOT A VIRUS”: COVID-19, Anti-Asian Hate, and Comics as Counternarratives." Journal of Medical Humanities 45.(2024): 35–41.  
Last edited by: joachim 2/27/24, 10:35 AM
Pyrka, Paweł. "The House of Usher Never Fell: Impossible Escapes and the Dark (K)night of the Soul." Kultura popularna 4.(2018): 86–93.  
Last edited by: joachim 2/24/24, 12:41 AM
Chudoliński, Michał. "Neurotyczny Rycerz: Reminiscencja Azylu Arkham Granta Morrisona i Dave’a McKeana." Kultura popularna 61.(2019): 86–103.  
Last edited by: joachim 2/23/24, 11:08 PM
Round, Julia. "Grant Morrison, Dave McKean, and Gaspar Saladino’s Arkham Asylum (1989) – Gothic Comics." The Gothic. A Reader. Ed. Simon Bacon. New York [etc.]: Peter Lang, 2018. 161–68.  
Added by: joachim 2/23/24, 10:47 PM
Arnott, Luke. "Arkham Epic: Batman Video Games as Totalizing Texts." Contemporary Research on Intertextuality in Video Games. Eds. Christophe Duret and Christian-Marie Pons. IGI Global, 2016. 1–21.  
Last edited by: joachim 2/23/24, 7:33 PM
Becce, Nicolangelo. "Current Graphic Novel Adaptations of Literary Works: A Corpus-Based Analysis." Iperstoria 12 2018. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024. <>.  
Added by: joachim 2/23/24, 5:08 PM
Iuliano, Fiorenzo. "“I’m Not a Loser, I’m Just Drawn That Way”: Comix, Graphic Novels, and the Ethos of the Anti-Hero." Iperstoria 3 2014. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024. <>.  
Added by: joachim 2/23/24, 5:02 PM
Arioli, Mattia. "A (not so) Forgotten War: The Korean Conflict as a Turning Point in the History of the War Comics Genre." Iperstoria 19 2022. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024. <>.  
Added by: joachim 2/23/24, 4:56 PM
Barrett, Kyle. "The Dark Knight’s Many Stories: Arkham Video Games as Transmedia Pathway." Iperstoria 16 2020. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024. <>.  
Last edited by: joachim 2/23/24, 4:48 PM
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