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Document Type: Review Article

Affiliations: 1: Executive Editor, Philip Roth Studies 2: University of Glasgow 3: author of Champions of the Oppressed: Superhero Comics, Popular Culture and Propaganda in America During World War Two (Hampton Press), and co-editor of Studies in Comics 4: University of Copenhagen 5: University of Chichester

Publication date: 10 August 2012

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  • Studies in Comics aims to describe the nature of comics, to identify the medium as a distinct art form, and to address the medium's formal properties. The emerging field of comics studies is a model for interdisciplinary research and in this spirit this journal welcomes all approaches. This journal is international in scope and provides an inclusive space in which researchers from all backgrounds can present new thinking on comics to a global audience. The journal will promote the close analysis of the comics page/text using a variety of methodologies. Its specific goal, however, is to expand the relationship between comics and theory and to articulate a "theory of comics". The journal also includes reviews of new comics, criticism, and exhibitions, and a dedicated online space for cutting-edge and emergent creative work.

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