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  • Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America 1957-1972
    Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America 1957-1972 (English, Hardback) Mark Voger, Basil Gogos

    Once Frankenstein and friends infiltrated TV in 1957, an avalanche of monster magazines, toys, games, trading cards, and comic books crashed upon an unsuspecting public.

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  • Dan Dare
    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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  • Swampmen: Muck-Monsters of the Comics
    Swampmen: Muck-Monsters of the Comics (English, Paperback) Frank Brunner, Bernie Wrightson

    A title that dredges up those creepy man-critters that crawled out of the bayou back in the 1970s, through the memories of the artists and writers who created them.

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  • The Bronze Age of DC Comics
    The Bronze Age of DC Comics (English, Hardback) Paul Levitz

    A series on DC Comics that explores the origins of comics' most enduring legends and the behind-the-scenes stories of the men and women who created them, era by era. It features original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles have been reproduced to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to life.

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  • Manga in America
    Manga in America (English, Paperback) Dr. Casey Brienza

    "In Manga in America - the first ever book-length study of the history, structure, and practices of the American manga publishing industry - Casey Brienza explodes this assumption. Drawing on extensive field research and interviews with industry insidersabout licensing deals, processes of translation, adaptation, and marketing, new digital publishing and distribution models, and more, Brienza...

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  • Comic Book Fever
    Comic Book Fever (English, Paperback) Jack Kirby, Alex Ross

    GEORGE?KHOURY?(author of The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore and Kimota:?The Miracleman?Companion) presents a ?love letter??to his personal golden age of comics, 1976-1986, covering all the things that made those comics great?the top artists, the coolest stories, and even the best ads! Remember the days when every comic book captured your imagination, and took you to new and exciting places?...

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  • Dragon Age: The World Of Thedas Volume 1
    Dragon Age: The World Of Thedas Volume 1 (English, Hardback) David Gaider

    Invitingly designed, illustrated with hundreds of pieces of lush art from the creators of the games, this is the definitive guide to BioWare's dark fantasy masterpiece! For Dragon Age newcomers, this comprehensive volume brings you up to speed on everything you need to know about the regions, religions, monsters, magic, and more! For dedicated fans, never before have the secrets of BioWare's epic...

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  • Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives 2016
    Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives 2016 (English, Hardback) C. Foss, J. Gray

    As there has yet to be any substantial scrutiny of the complex confluences a more sustained dialogue between disability studies and comics studies might suggest, Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives aims through its broad range of approaches and focus points to explore this exciting subject in productive and provocative ways.

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  • The Many Lives of Catwoman
    The Many Lives of Catwoman (English, Paperback) Tim Hanley

    For more than 75 years, Catwoman has forged her own path in a clear-cut world of stalwart heroes, diabolical villains and damsels in distress. Sometimes a thief, sometimes a vigilante, sometimes neither and sometimes both, the mercurial Catwoman gleefully defies classification. Her relentless independence across comic books, television and film appearances set her apart from the rest of the...

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  • The MLJ Companion
    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
    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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  • Critical Approaches to Comics
    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 Complete Funky Winkerbean
    The Complete Funky Winkerbean (English, Hardback) Tom Batiuk

    Since its debut on March 27, 1972, Funky Winkerbean has chronicled the lives of a group of students from the fictitious Westview High School. This second volume, which presents strips from 1975, 1976, and 1977, sees the comic strip rounding into the form that will carry it into its middle years.

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  • He-man And She Ra
    He-man And She Ra (English, Hardback) James Eatock

    From 1983 to 1986, He-Man and his twin sister She-Ra entranced a generation of boys and girls all around the word with their animated adventures, offering not only cartoon excitement, but also important moral guidance. Now, Dark Horse Books is proud to present the first ever official companion to the classic series, featuring over 500 pages of fascinating story synopses, animation process, and...

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  • Brighter Than You Think: 10 Short Works by Alan Moore
    Brighter Than You Think: 10 Short Works by Alan Moore (English, Paperback) Marc Sobel, Alan Moore

    Collection and analysis of Alan Moore's difficult to find short comics stories.

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  • Terra Australis
    Terra Australis (Paperback) Laurent-Frederic Bollee, Philippe Nicloux

    The definitive account of the birth of Australia

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  • The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger
    The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger (English, Hardback) Jess Nevins

    Using a broad array of historical and literary sources, this book presents an unprecedented detailed history of the superhero and its development across the course of human history.• Presents a concise but thorough history of the superhero comic industry, from the 1930s to today• Clearly describes the two main forms of the historical superhero, the Costumed Avenger and the Superman• Suggests a...

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  • Dictators in Cartoons
    Dictators in Cartoons (English, Hardback) Tony Husband

    What is it that makes dictators fear cartoonists? The answer is that they can't stand to be ridiculed. And they don't help their cause much by so obviously enjoying the trappings of power, appearing in public with a retinue of bodyguards, a fleet of limousines and rows of medals across their chests topped off with over-sized sunglasses. Cartoonists may not be able to topple tyrants or change the...

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  • American Comic Book Chronicles: 1965-69
    American Comic Book Chronicles: 1965-69 (English, Hardback) John Wells, Wally Wood

    Covers all the pivotal moments and details of comics during the stormy cultural upheaval of 1965-1969.

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  • Best of Enemies
    Best of Enemies (English, Hardback) David B., Jean-Pierre Filiu

    Filiu and David B. draw striking parallels between ancient and contemporary political history in this look at the US?Middle East conflict. The reader is transported to the pirate-choked Mediterranean sea, where Christians and Muslims continue the crusades, only this time on water. As the centuries pass, the traditional victims of the Muslim pirates?the British, French, and Spanish?all become...

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