Klock, Jeff. How to Read Superhero Comics and Why. Continuum, 2002. 256pp. ISBN 0826414192 (paper).
- Introduction ... 1
- 0 - Melancholy and the Infinite Earths ... 19
- Crisis on Infinite Earths, Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, and JLA: Earth-2
- 1 - The Bat and the Watchmen: Introducung the Revisionary Superhero Narrative ... 25
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, Batman: The Killing Joke, and Watchmen
- 2 - "It is with considerable difficulty..." The Revisionary Superhero Narrative, Phase Two ... 77
- Marvels, Astro City, and Kingdom Come
- 3 - America's Best Comics: Tracing the (Re)visionary Company ... 98
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Tom Strong, Promethea, Top Ten, and Tomorow Stories
- 4 - Pumping Up the Volume: The revisionary Superhero Narrative Approaches the New Age ... 122
- Grant Morrison's Justice League of America, and Warren Ellis's Stormwatch, The Authority, and the WildC.A.T.s/Aliens Crossover
- 5 - The Superhero as Critic: The Birth of the Modern Age ... 153
- Planetary, Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's Authority, and Joe Casey and Sean Phillips's Wildcats
- Epilogue: Pop Comics, harold Bloom at Harvard, and the Oedipal Fallacy ... 172
- Marvel Boy, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's New X-Men, and Peter Milligan and Mike Allred's X-Force
- A Frequently Asked Question: Unbreakable ... 178
- Bibliography ... 183
- Index ... 199
- [Endpapers ... 205-206]
- Jackson, Kathy Merlock. [review.] Children's Literature Association Quarterly 28.3 (Fall 2003): 181-182.
- Lewis, A. David. [review.] International Journal of Comic Art 4.2 (Fall 2002): 348-50.
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