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Bukatman, Scott: Hellboy’s World. Comics and Monsters on the Margins. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 2016. (263 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780520288034
BibTeX citation key: Bukatman2016
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Keywords: "Hellboy", Benjamin. Walter, Farbe, Horrorcomic, Materialität, Mignola. Mike, Rezeption, USA
Creators: Bukatman
Publisher: Univ. of California Press (Berkeley)
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Abstract
Hellboy, Mike Mignola’s famed comic book demon hunter, wanders through a haunting and horrific world steeped in the history of weird fictions and wide-ranging folklores. Hellboy's World shows how our engagement with Hellboy's world is a highly aestheticized encounter with comics and their materiality. Scott Bukatman’s dynamic study explores how comics produce a heightened “adventure of reading” in which syntheses of image and word, image sequences, and serial narratives create compelling worlds for the reader’s imagination to inhabit. Drawing upon other media—including children’s books, sculpture, pulp fiction, cinema, graphic design, painting, and illuminated manuscripts—Bukatman reveals the mechanics of creating a world on the page. He also demonstrates the pleasurable and multiple complexities of the reader’s experience, invoking the riotous colors of comics that elude rationality and control and delving into shared fictional universes and occult detection, the horror genre and the evocation of the sublime, and the place of abstraction in Mignola’s art. Monsters populate the world of Hellboy comics, but Bukatman argues that comics are themselves little monsters, unruly sites of sensory and cognitive pleasures that exist, happily, on the margins. The book is not only a treat for Hellboy fans, but it will entice anyone interested in the medium of comics and the art of reading.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Hellboy and the Adventure of Reading (1)

1. Enworlding Hellboy: Cosmology and Franchise (25)
2. Occult Detection, Sublime Horror, and Predestination (57)
3. Children’s Books, Color, and Other Non-Linear pleasures (84)
4. Hellboy and the Codicological Imagination (121)
5. Hellboy at the Gates of Hell : Sculpture, Stasis, and the Comics Page (149)

Coda-Mignola, Goya, and the Monsters (197)

Appreciations (221)
Appendix: List of Works by Mike Mignola (215
Notes (221)
Bibliography (245)
Index (255)


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