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Maaheen Ahmed

is a post-doctoral Fellow at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jacobs University Bremen. Publications on comics include articles in the International Journal of Comic Art as well as essay collections like Global Manga Studies (vol. 2, 2011). Research interests encompass the employment of word-image liaisons for narration as well as the anthropological implications of art works. He is a founding member of the Nordic Network for Comics Studies.

William Proctor

is a PhD candidate at Kingston University, London. His director of studies is Dr. Will Brooker, author of Batman Unmasked and the forthcoming Hunting the Dark Knight: Twenty-First Century Batman. William's PhD thesis investigates the reboot phenomenon in comic books and film which includes case studies of Batman, Spider-Man and Superman. His first article (Regeneration and Rebirth: Anatomy of the Franchise Reboot) is due to be published in Scope: an Online Journal of Film and Television in February 2012 which provides the first working definition of the reboot due to a gap in knowledge within academia. Additionally, he has given four conference papers on the reboot from a variety of perspectives. He currently teaches Film, Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland where he is also conducting an ethnographic research project into DC Comics' The New 52. He still insists that he is not a geek.

Liam Burke

William Burke's research interests include film adaptation, genre, comic books, digital culture and audience research. He is currently carrying out a quali-quantitative research project on mainstream cinema audiences, which examines the relationship between film-going and online habits. The findings of this research will be included in his forthcoming monograph on comic book film adaptations from the University Press of Mississippi.

Michael J. Prince

is an Associate professor of American literature and Culture at the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway. His research areas include satire, popular culture, comics, and cultural myths. He has published scholarship on Alan Moore, Frank Zappa, and William S. Burroughs

Lynn Gelfand

specializes in myths, legends, and fairy tales in both traditional media formats (orality and print) and in contemporary media forms (film, television, and video games). She teaches at Rio Salado College and is currently working on developing a game-based learning system for online mythology classes.

Charlotte Pylyser

is a PhD student at the Catholic University of Leuven. She operates from a literary studies and cultural studies background and her research concerns the phenomenon of the Flemish graphic novel in particular and issues of culture and context with regard to comics in general. She sits on the editorial board of Image[&]Narrative.

Martin Lund

is a PhD candidate in Jewish Studies at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University, working on a thesis on Jewish collective memories in and of American mainstream comics. Research interests center around religions and comics. His most recent publication is a chapter on Superman’s creation in the edited volume Comic Books and American Cultural History (Continuum, 2012). He is a founding member of the Nordic Network for Comics Studies.

Josep Catala

is Dean of the Faculty of Communications Sciences. He current teaches visual studies and documentary film at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Professor Catala is the editor of Imagen, memoria y fascinación: notas sobre el documental en España (Image, memory, and fascination: Notes about the Film Documentary in Spain).