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Ursini, Francesco-Alessio, Adnan Mahmutovic, and Frank Bramlett, eds. Visions of the Future in Comics: International perspectives. Jefferson: McFarland, 2017. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4766-6801-7
BibTeX citation key: Ursini2017a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Collection of essays, Science Fiction
Creators: Bramlett, Mahmutovic, Ursini
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson)
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Across generations and genres, comics have imagined different views of the future, from unattainable utopias to worrisome dystopias. These presaging narratives can be read as reflections of their authors' (and readers') hopes, fears and beliefs about the present. This collection of new essays explores the creative processes in comics production that bring plausible futures to the page. The contributors investigate portrayals in different stylistic traditions-manga, bande desinees-from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The disparate yet coherent picture that emerges documents the elaborate storylines and complex universes comics creators have been crafting for decades.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (vi)

Francesco-Alessio Ursini, Adnan Mahmutovic and Frank Bramlett: Introduction (1)

I. Future-Formal
Roy T Cook: Narrative, Time Travel and Richard McGuire’s “Here” (12)
Alex Fitch: One Soul, From Hell and Here: The Graphic Novel Page as Time Machine (30)
Keith Scott: English Apocalypses and Robot Skateboards: Warren Ellis’ Futures (49)
Francesco-Alessio Ursini: Where Is the Future? An Analysis of Places and Location Processes in Comics (66)
Maxime Boyer-Degoul: Hallucinations of Present Future: Futuristic Patterns Through Images in Japanimation Works (85)

II. Future-Past and Future-Present
Isak Hammar: The Future Is (Ancient) History: Judge Dredd and the Futuristic Legacy of the Classical World (102)
Fred Francis: The Haunted Futures of Gothic Comics (118)
Joakim Jahlmar: Dystopian Chaos, Dystopian Order: Differing Ideological Reinterpretations of the Masked Vigilante in Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and Moore and Lloyd’s V for Vendetta (136)
Aaron Gaius Ricker: Tragicomic Books: Reading Watchmen and Kingdom Come as Pop Apocalyptic (152)
Adnan Mahmutovic and Denise Ask Nunes: Maxime Miranda in Minimis: The Anthropocene in Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (172)

III. Future-Culture
Gabriela Mercado Narvaez: The End Is Ahora: Images of the Future in the Mexican Comics La blanda patria and 1874 (194)
Margareta Wallin Wictorin and Anna Nordenstam: The Future in Swedish Avant-Garde Comics, 2006–2014 (211)
Ana Cabral Martins: Where Comics and Movies Converge: Days of Future Present (229)

About the Contributors (243)
Index (245)

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