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Darowski, John and Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, eds. Critical Approaches to Horror Comic Books[u]: red ink in the gutter[u]. Routledge Advances in Comics Studies. London, New York: Routledge, 2023. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781032195704
BibTeX citation key: Darowski2023
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Keywords: Collection of essays, Horror
Creators: Darowski, Pagnoni Berns
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
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This volume explores how horror comic books have negotiated with the social and cultural anxieties framing a specific era and geographical space.
Paying attention to academic gaps in comics’ scholarship, these chapters engage with the study of comics from varying interdisciplinary perspectives, such as Marxism; posthumanism; and theories of adaptation, sociology, existentialism, and psychology. Without neglecting the classical era, the book presents case studies ranging from the mainstream comics to the independents, simultaneously offering new critical insights on zones of vacancy within the study of horror comic books while examining a global selection of horror comics from countries such as India (City of Sorrows), France (Zombillénium), Spain (Creepy), Italy (Dylan Dog), and Japan (Tanabe Gou’s Manga Adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft), as well as the United States.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
John Darowski and Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns

Part I: Horror Comic Books in a Socio-Historical Context
2. From Caligari to Wertham: When EC’s Horror Comics Feared for Their Own Survival
Rui Lopes
3. “Men have Sentenced this Fen to Death:” Marvel’s Man-Thing and the Liberation Politics of the 1970s
Henry Kamerling
4. The Horrors Haunting the City of Joy: Analyzing the Traumas of the Counterinsurgency in City of Sorrows
Debaditya Mukhopadhyay
5. Spanish Creepy: Historical Amnesia in “Las mil caras de Jack el destripador”
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns

Part II: Race and Gender in Horror Comic Books
6. “A sight to dream of, not to tell!”: Orality and Power in Marguerite Bennett and Ariela Kristantina’s InSEXts
Lauren Chochinov
7. Gendered Violence and the Abject Body in Junji Itō’s Tomie
Tosha Taylor
8. Lily Renée’s “The Werewolf Hunter” and the Secret Origin of Horror Comics
Blair Davis
9. The Wolf Only Needs to Find You Once: Food, Feeding, and Fear in the Dark Fairy Tales of Emily Carroll
Alexandre Desbiens-Brassard and Gabriella Colombo Machado
10. Borderland Werewolves: The Horrific Representation of the US–Mexico Border in Feeding Ground
Anna Marta Marini

Part III: Adaptation in Horror Comic Books
11. Flesh and Blood: Zombies, Vampires, and George A. Romero’s Transmedia Expansion of the Dead
Trevor Snyder
12. An Alien World: A Comic Book Adaptation of The Willows by Algernon Blackwood
Yelena Novitskaya
13. Horror Transformed: Tanabe Gou’s Manga Adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft
Andrew Smith
14. Mutant Gothic: Marvel’s Mainstreaming of Horror in Uncanny X-Men
Joseph Darowski
15. Franken-Castle: Monster Hunters, Monstrous Masculinities, and the Punisher
John Darowski

Part IV: Horror Comic Books and Philosophy
16. Dylan Dog’s Nightmares: The Unheimlich Experience of the Doppelgänger in Dylan Dog’s World
Marco Favaro
17. Messages of Death: Haunted Media in “Kaine: Endorphins—Between Life and Death”
Ingrid Butler
18. Heterotopia & Horror at Show’s End
Christina M. Knopf
19. The Hell Economics of Zombillénium
Annick Pellegrin


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