Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming (Hardcover)
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The undead are back In Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier, Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper assembled a collection of essays that explored the unique intersection of two seemingly distinct genres in cinema: the western and the horror film. In this new volume, Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming, Miller and Van Riper expand their examination of undead Westerns to include not only film, but literature, sequential art, gaming, and fan culture (fan fiction, blogging, fan editing, and zombie walks). These essays run the gamut from comics and graphic novels such as American Vampire, Preacher, and Priest, and games like Darkwatch and Red Dead Redemption, to novels and short stories by celebrated writers including Robert E. Howard, Joe R. Lansdale, and Stephen King. Featuring a foreword by renowned science fiction author William F. Nolan (Logan's Run) and an afterword by acclaimed game designer Paul O'Connor (Darkwatch), this collection will appeal to scholars of literature, gaming, and popular culture, as well as to fans of this unique hybrid.
About the Author
Cynthia J. Miller is the editor of Too Bold for the Box Office: The Mockumentary from Big Screen to Small (Scarecrow, 2012), and co-editor, with Julie Anne Taddeo, of the award-winning Steaming Into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology (Scarecrow, 2012). A. Bowdoin Van Riper is the editor of Learning from Mickey, Donald and Walt: Essays on Disney's Edutainment Films (2011) and author of A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and TV since 1930 (Scarecrow, 2011). Together, they are the editors of Undead in the West (Scarecrow, 2012) and 1950s Rocketman TV Series and Their Fans: Cadets, Rangers, and Junior Space Men (2012).