Building off the argument that comics succeed as literature-rich, complex narratives filled with compelling characters interrogating
the thought-provoking issues of our time-this book argues that comics are an expressive medium whose moves (structural and
aesthetic) may be shared by literature, the visual arts, and film, but beyond this are a unique art form possessing qualities
these other mediums do not. Drawing from a range of current comics scholarship demonstrating this point, this book explores
the unique intelligence/s of comics and how they expand the ways readers engage with the world in ways different than prose,
or film, or other visual arts. Written by teachers and scholars of comics for instructors, this book bridges research and
pedagogy, providing instructors with models of critical readings around a variety of comics.