This list is not comprehensive, but it covers most of the conceptual bases I've run in this annotation.

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Herriman, George, Patrick McDonnell, Karen O'Connell, and Georgia Riley De Havenon. Krazy Kat : The Comic Art of George Herriman. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1986.

McCay, Winsor, and Richard Marschall. The Best of Little Nemo in Slumberland. New York: Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1997.

McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics : The Invisible Art. 1st HarperPerennial ed. New York: HarperPerennial, 1994.

McCue, Greg S., and Clive Bloom. Dark Knights : The New Comics In Context. London ; Boulder, Colo.: Pluto Press, 1993.

Moore, Alan, and Dave Gibbons. Watchmen. New York, NY: DC Comics, 1986.

Morrison, Grant, and Frank Quitely. Flex Mentallo. 4 vols. New York: DC Comics, Inc., 1996.

Murray, Janet H. Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1997.

Pearson, Roberta E., and William Uricchio. The Many Lives of the Batman : Critical Approaches to a Superhero and his Media. New York: Routledge, 1991.

Sabin, Roger. Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels. London: Phaidon, 1996.

Shaviro, Steven. "Chapter 1: Grant Morrison." Doom Patrols. 1997. (4 July 1999).

Varnedoe, Kirk, Adam Gopnik, Museum of Modern Art (New York N.Y.), Art Institute of Chicago, and Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles Calif.). High & Low : Modern Art, Popular Culture. New York: Museum of Modern Art ; Distributed by H.N. Abrams, 1990.

Wertham, Fredric. Seduction of the Innocent. New York,: Rinehart, 1954.

Witek, Joseph. Comic Books as History : The Narrative Art of Jack Jackson, Art Spiegelman, and Harvey Pekar, Studies in popular culture. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1989.

Wolfman, Marv, George Perez, Dick Giordano, and Jerry Ordway. Crisis on Infinite Earths. 12 vols. New York: DC Comics, Inc., 1985-1986.

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