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Mike Benton. Superhero Comics of the Golden Age: The Illustrated History. National Book Network. 1992. 200pp.

Mila Bongco. Reading Comics: Language, Culture, and the Concept of the Superhero in Comic Books. Taylor & Francis. 2000. 238pp.

Peter Coogan. Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre. MonkeyBrain Books. 2006. 290pp.

Richard J. Gray II; Betty Kaklamanidou (editors). The 21st Century Superhero: Essays on Gender, Genre and Globalization in Film. McFarland. 2011. 212pp.

Geoff Klock. How to Read Superhero Comics and Why. Continuum International Publishing Group. 2002. 204pp.

John Shelton Lawrence; Robert Jewett. The Myth of the American Superhero. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. 2002. 416pp.

Thomas V. Morris; Matt Morris (editors). Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way. Open Court Publishing. 2005. 281pp.

Roberta E. Pearson; William Uricchio (editors). The Many Lives of the Batman: Critical Approaches to a Superhero and His Media. Routledge. 1991. 213pp.

Richard Reynolds. Super Heroes: A Modern Mythology. London: B. T. Batsford. 1992. 134pp.

Robin S. Rosenberg; Jennifer Canzoneri (editors). The Psychology of Superheroes: An Unauthorized Exploration. Dallas: BenBella Books. 2008. 259pp.

Terrence R. Wandtke (editor). The Amazing Transforming Superhero! Essays on the Revision of Characters in Comic Books, Film and Television. McFarland. 2007. 254pp.

E. Paul Zehr. Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero. Johns Hopkins University Press. 2009. 320pp.

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