Shawna Kidman is Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of California, San Diego.
Comic Books Incorporated chronicles the rise of the comic book business by documenting its emergence as a cultural product. Highlighting the transmedia infrastructures that made comic books possible, Kidman discusses comic books and their history as a medium, how comic books connect to politics and society, and the rise of comic book fan culture . . . Highly recommended. * Choice * The field needs studies like this, and it needs academics like Kidman who take on the sometimes unglamorous task of exposing the frames - the structures and infrastructures - within which, and between which, the colourful figures of comics and screen so fluidly move. * Times Higher Education *