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

    Bruce Banner can't control when he becomes the Hulk, whether it's Incredible, Savage, or Rampaging-which is unfortunate for anyone who gets in his way, especially if they're up to no good. Follow his path of destruction in this volume, with its 192 pages of iconic Hulk images, and text by comics legend Roy Thomas, author of 75 Years of 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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  • 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 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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  • The Little Book of X-Men by Roy Thomas
    The Little Book of X-Men (Multiple languages, Paperback) Roy Thomas

    They were mutants living in a world that hated and distrusted them! They made it their mission to find, protect, and train other mutants, though they often found themselves saving the very people who wanted to rid the world of them. The epic, human-mutant drama is seen in this volume, with 192 pages of iconic X-Men images, and text by comics...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Iron Man vs. Captain America and Philosophy by Nicolas Michaud
    Iron Man vs. Captain America and Philosophy (English, Paperback) Nicolas Michaud

    Who is the most truly heroic--Captain America or Iron Man? The writers in this book try to answer that question from many diverse viewpoints.

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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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  • I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing by A. D. Jameson
    I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing (English, Hardback) A. D. Jameson

    A lifelong geek lays out the history and aesthetic of this geekiest of moments in popular culture, beginning and ending with surprising new readings of Star Wars, the big bang of contemporary fandom.

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  • Visual Journeys Through Wordless Narratives by Evelyn Arizpe
    Visual Journeys Through Wordless Narratives (English, Paperback) Evelyn Arizpe, Teresa Colomer

    "Immigration is an ongoing, global phenomenon and schools and teachers in host countries must continually find new ways of working with the increasing numbers of immigrant pupils, including refugees and asylum seekers. Language and literacy are crucial for inclusion in a new context but these must be developed in spaces where these children feel safe to explore themes that resonate with their...

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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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  • Hellboy's World by Scott Bukatman
    Hellboy's World (English, Paperback) Scott Bukatman

    Hellboy, Mike Mignola's famed comic book demon hunter, wanders through a haunting and horrific world steeped in the history of weird fictions and wide-ranging folklores. This title shows how our engagment with Hellboy's world is a highly aestheticized encounter with comics and their materiality.

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