Sequart’s Books Get New, Cheaper Editions

Sequart Research & Literacy Organization’s entire line of eight books of comics scholarship is now available in revised editions featuring significantly lower cover prices.

Each of these new editions also feature revised covers and cleaner, more readable interiors.

If you haven’t explored Sequart’s overall line, or if you’d like to give your favorite book as a Christmas gift, there’s never been a better time.

Keeping the World Strange (revised first edition)

Headlining these is Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide, edited by Cody Walker, which has never been available outside of comics stores. It retails for $11.99 (an $8 savings over previously available versions). (Buy from Amazon or CreateSpace.)

Grant Morrison: The Early Years (third edition)

Also deserving special note is the new Grant Morrison: The Early Years, by Timothy Callahan (with a Grant Morrison interview). This new, third edition includes a new foreword by Jason Aaron and an expanded appendix addressing Grant Morrison’s early, pre-Zenith work, including Abraxas, text stories done for DC’s U.K. annuals, 2000AD, and Doctor Who. The book retails for $15.99 ($7 cheaper than past editions). (Buy from Amazon or CreateSpace.)

Gotham City 14 Miles (revised first edition)

The new version of Gotham City 14 Miles: 14 Essays on Why the 1960s Batman TV Series Matters, edited by Jim Beard, retails for $15.99 (a savings of $7). (Buy from Amazon or CreateSpace.)

Our Sentence is Up (revised first edition)

The new version of Our Sentence is Up: Seeing Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles, by Patrick Meaney (with an extensive Grant Morrison interview), retails for $19.99 (a $7 savings). A few additional images have been added, including stills from Meaney’s documentary Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods. (Buy from Amazon or CreateSpace.)

Teenagers from the Future (revised first edition)

The new version of Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes, edited by Timothy Callahan (with a foreword by Matt Fraction and an afterword by Barry Lyga), retails for $19.99 (a $7 savings). (Buy from Amazon or CreateSpace.)

Improving the Foundations (revised second edition)

The new version of Improving the Foundations: Batman Begins from Comics to Screen, by Julian Darius, retails for $14.99 (a $7 savings). It includes a slightly revised text and a few additional images. (Buy from Amazon or CreateSpace.)

Minutes to Midnight (revised first edition)

The new version of Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen, edited by Richard Bensam, retails for $11.99 (a savings of $8). (Buy from Amazon or CreateSpace.)

Mutant Cinema (revised second edition)

The new version of Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Comics to Screen, by Thomas J. McLean, retails for $15.99 (a $7 savings). (Buy from Amazon or CreateSpace.)

We know times are tough. We also know we’ve been incredibly lucky to have a loyal readership who understand the need for accessible analysis of comic books. That’s why we’ve insisted upon quality and kept in mind that every book could be someone’s introduction to thinking more seriously about comics. It’s also why we now consider it a priority to make these books more financially accessible to everyone.

Thank you, and Happy Holidays!

NOTE FOR RETAILERS: If you have a significant stock of Sequart books at their old cover price and are concerned about our new pricing system, please contact us at

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In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Organization. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit, which publishes creative work, including his comic book Martian Comics. He currently lives in Illinois.

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Also by Julian Darius:

This Lightning, This Madness: Understanding Alan Moore\'s Miracleman, Book One



A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe


Classics on Infinite Earths: The Justice League and DC Crossover Canon


executive producer

New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics



executive producer

When Manga Came to America: Super-Hero Revisionism in Mai, the Psychic Girl


a short documentary on Chris Claremont's historic run and its influence

executive producer

Warren Ellis: The Captured Ghosts Interviews


Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization


Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan


The Weirdest Sci-Fi Comic Ever Made: Understanding Jack Kirby\'s 2001: A Space Odyssey


The Devil is in the Details: Examining Matt Murdock and Daredevil


Everything and a Mini-Series for the Kitchen Sink: Understanding Infinite Crisis


Revisionism, Radical Experimentation, and Dystopia in Keith Giffen\'s Legion of Super-Heroes


And the Universe so Big: Understanding Batman: The Killing Joke


a feature-length documentary film on celebrated comics writer Warren Ellis

executive producer

Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide


Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen


a documentary on the life and work of celebrated comics writer Grant Morrison

executive producer

Improving the Foundations: Batman Begins from Comics to Screen


Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes


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