Vol. 45.6, December 2012

Gary Hoppenstand


“Terror in Horror Genres: The Global Media and the Millennial Zombie” by Nicole Birch-Bayley

“Edith Wharton Meets Aquaman: The Glimpses of the Moon and Imperiled Male Culture in Entourage” by Donna Campbell

“Failure to Launch: Not-So-Superheroes in Gravity’s Rainbow and Superfolks” by Megan Condis

“Ernst Benjamin Salomo Raupach’s Vampire Story ‘Wake Not the Dead’” by Heide Crawford

“Challenging Lilywhite Hollywood: African Americans and the Demand for Racial Equality in the Motion Picture Industry, 1963-1974” by Andrew Dawson

“The Accidental Supermom: Superheroines and Maternal Performativity, 1963-1980” by Laura Mattoon D’Amore

“Smiles of Oblivion: Demonic Clowns and Doomed Puppets as Fantastic Figures of Absurdity, Chaos, and Misanthropy in the Writings of Thomas Ligotti” by Jason Marc Harris

“The Female Link: Citation and Continuity in Watchmen” by Erin M. Keating

“A Myth about the Present: The Shaw Brothers’ The Monkey Goes West Series in the 1960s” by Yan Liang

“Shock Corridors: The New Rhetoric of Horror in Gus Van Sant’s Elephant” by Jennifer A. Rich


Hatfield, Charles. Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby.  Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2012.  Reviewed by Matthew Costello.

Athanasourelis, John Paul. Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe: The Hard-Boiled Detective Transformed. McFarland & Company, 2012. Reviewed by Len Gutkin.

Gill, D.C. How We Are Changed by War: A Study of Letters and Diaries from Colonial Conflicts to Operation Iraqi Freedom. New York:  Routledge, 2010. Reviewed by Bob Johnson.

Vinegar, Aron. I am a Monument, On Learning from Las Vegas.  Cambridge, MA: MIT
Press, 2008. Reviewed by Sally L. Levine.

Lehman, Katherine J. Those Girls:  Single Women in Sixties and Seventies Popular Culture.
Lawrence, KS:  University Press of Kansas, 2011.  Reviewed by Chadwick Roberts.

Wetzel, Richard D. The Globalization of Music in History. New York: Routledge, 2012. Reviewed by Mindy Clegg.

Hochscherf, Tobias and James Leggott, eds. British Science Fiction Film and Television: Critical Essays. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland, 2011. Reviewed by Julie Anne Taddeo.