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  • Monster Girl Encyclopedia: Vol. 2 by Kenkou Cross
    Monster Girl Encyclopedia: Vol. 2 (English, Paperback) Kenkou Cross

    The definitive source guide for the entire monster girl genre! Told from the perspective of a wandering scholarof monsters, this tantalising tome includes 100 gorgeous full-colour illustrations of seductively-dangerous monster girls.

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  • Captain Scarlet Manual by Sam Denham
    Captain Scarlet Manual (English, Paperback) Sam Denham, Graham Bleathman

    Following the success of the Haynes Thunderbirds Manual, the same author/illustrator team turn their attention to Captain Scarlet, another iconic sci-fi creation of the late Gerry Anderson....

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  • The Little Book of Avengers by Roy Thomas
    The Little Book of Avengers (Multiple languages, Paperback) Roy Thomas

    Brought together by comics icons Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Avengers are the super-team to beat all super-teams! Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, and the Hulk were the first, but many heroes have served since then. This is your definitive guide to the greatest Avengers moments! (c) MARVEL

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  • The Little Book of Fantastic Four by Roy Thomas
    The Little Book of Fantastic Four (Multiple languages, Paperback) Roy Thomas

    Cosmic rays gave them their powers, and they formed one of the greatest superhero squads of all time. Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch, and the Thing are iconic as individuals, invincible as a team: With 192 pages of images, and text by Roy Thomas, welcome to your comprehensive guide to the greatest super quartet! (c) MARVEL

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  • Mangasia by Paul Gravett
    Mangasia (English, Paperback) Paul Gravett

    A comprehensive visual survey of comic-art styles and themes throughout Japan and Asia

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  • Dan Dare by Rod Barzilay
    Dan Dare (English, Hardback) Rod Barzilay, Graham Bleathman

    This innovative Haynes Manual takes a detailed look inside the spaceships, space stations and various other craft that played such a huge part in bringing the excitement of space travel to the stories. Beautifully illustrated with cutaway artwork by Graham Bleathman, and supported by fabulous contemporary comic-strip art, this is the ultimate technical guide to the spaceships of Dan Dare and a wonderful addition to every comic fan's bookshelf.

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  • The Little Book of Captain America by Roy Thomas
    The Little Book of Captain America (Multiple languages, Paperback) Roy Thomas

    Given an experimental super-serum, Steve Rogers became a super soldier who stands for liberty. From the trenches of World War II to leading the Avengers, Captain America comes to life in this ultimate guide to comics' greatest super patriot! (c) MARVEL

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  • DC Comics Variant Covers by Daniel Wallace
    DC Comics Variant Covers (English, Hardback) Daniel Wallace

    For the first time ever, explore the complete visual history of DC Comics variant comic book covers in this amazing collection....

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  • Moe Manifesto by Patrick W. Galbraith
    Moe Manifesto (English, Paperback) Patrick W. Galbraith

    MOE is a huge cultural phenomenon and one of the driving forces behind the enormous success of Japanese anime and manga not just in Japan now, but throughout the world

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  • Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga by Randall Bonser
    Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga (English, Hardback) Randall Bonser

    This book provides a history of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, detailing the origins of each and providing an overview of their significance to young adult readers.

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  • Autobiographical Comics by Andrew J. Kunka
    Autobiographical Comics (English, Paperback) Andrew J. Kunka

    A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Autobiographical Comics helps readers explore the increasingly popular genre of graphic life writing. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book covers such topics as:...

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  • Marvel Black Panther The Ultimate Guide by Stephen Wiacek
    Marvel Black Panther The Ultimate Guide (Hardback) Stephen Wiacek

    Find out everything you need to know about the heroic King of Wakanda, Black Panther....

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  • Marvel Avengers Ultimate Guide New Edition by DK
    Marvel Avengers Ultimate Guide New Edition (Hardback) DK

    Learn all you ever wanted to know about Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, and all the Super Heroes on the Avengers roster. ...

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  • Critical Approaches to Comics by Matthew J. Smith
    Critical Approaches to Comics (English, Paperback) Matthew J. Smith

    Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which students can then apply to interrogate and critique the meanings and forms of comic books, graphic...

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  • The Little Book of Spider-Man by Roy Thomas
    The Little Book of Spider-Man (Multiple languages, Paperback) Roy Thomas

    Bitten by a radioactive spider, ordinary teen Peter Parker takes on the mantle of Spider-Man and sets off on a quest to rid New York City of bad guys. More than 50 years since his web-slinging debut, he's become the most popular superhero in the world! This tribute to everyone's favorite web-head features 192 pages of battles with one of the...

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  • Why Comics? by Hillary L. Chute
    Why Comics? (English, Hardback) Hillary L. Chute

    The massive impact that comics have had on our culture becomes more and more clear every day, from the critically acclaimed musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking comic, to the dozens of superhero films hitting cinemas every year. What is it that makes comics so special? What can this unique art form do that others can't?...

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  • Comics and Memory in Latin America by Jorge Catala Carrasco
    Comics and Memory in Latin America (English, Paperback) Jorge Catala Carrasco

    This edited volume presents new perspectives on how comics on and from Latin America both view and express memory formation on major historical events and processes. The contributors, from a variety of disciplines including literary theory, cultural studies, and history, explore topics including national identity construction, narratives of resistance to colonialism and imperialism, the construction of revolutionary traditions, and the legacies of authoritarianism and political violence.

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  • The MLJ Companion by Rik Offenberger
    The MLJ Companion (English, Paperback) Rik Offenberger, Paul Castiglia

    Documents the history of Archie Comics' super-hero characters known as the "Mighty Crusaders" - The Shield, Black Hood, Steel Sterling, Hangman, Mr Justice, The Fly, and many others. This title features in-depth examinations of each era of the characters' extensive history: The Golden Age, the Silver Age, the Bronze Age, up to the Modern Age.

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  • Disaster Drawn by Hillary L. Chute
    Disaster Drawn (English, Hardback) Hillary L. Chute

    In hard-hitting accounts of Auschwitz, Bosnia, Palestine, and Hiroshima's Ground Zero, comics have shown a stunning capacity to bear witness to trauma. Hillary Chute explores the ways graphic narratives by diverse artists, including Jacques Callot, Francisco Goya, Keiji Nakazawa, Art Spiegelman, and Joe Sacco, document the disasters of war.

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  • Rebels: These Free And Independent States by B. Wood
    Rebels: These Free And Independent States (English, Paperback) B. Wood

    The War of 1812 and America's first navy come to life in the second volume of Rebels a historical epic of America's founding, from DMZ writer Brian Wood....

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