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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.

    $25.20 $29.99
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  • DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition by Matthew K Manning
    DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition (English, Hardback) Matthew K Manning, Alex Irvine

    Revamped, redesigned, and fully updated to include the New 52 and Rebirth storylines, this is the definitive and indispensable guide to the characters and worlds of the DC Comics Universe....

    $34.71 $40.00
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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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  • Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America 1957-1972 by Mark Voger
    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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  • 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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  • Manga in America by Dr. Casey Brienza
    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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  • MetaMAUS by Art Spiegelman
    MetaMAUS (English, Hardback) Art Spiegelman


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  • Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide by Derek Padula
    Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide (English, Paperback) Derek Padula

    Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball is the world's most recognized anime and manga series, having entertained millions of fans across the globe. The legendary rivalry of the last two full blooded Saiya-jins, Goku and Vegeta, is the iconic example of a lifelong conflict that inspires fans to burst through their own personal limits. ...

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  • Slugfest by Reed Tucker
    Slugfest (English, CD-Audio) Reed Tucker $27.55 $35.00
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  • He-man And She Ra by James Eatock
    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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  • 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.

    $31.31 $34.95
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  • Swampmen: Muck-Monsters of the Comics by Frank Brunner
    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.

    $19.52 $21.95
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  • Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour by Matt Baker
    Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour (English, Hardback) Matt Baker, Jim Amash

    In the early 1940s, Matt Baker became of one the earliest African-American comic book artists. This title features a wealth of essays, interviews with Baker's friends, family, and co-workers, and a treasure trove of his finest artwork, including several complete stories.

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  • The Bronze Age of DC Comics by Paul Levitz
    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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  • 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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  • Marvel Comics In The 1980s: An Issue-By-Issue Field Guide To A Pop Culture Phenomenon by John Byrne
    Marvel Comics In The 1980s: An Issue-By-Issue Field Guide To A Pop Culture Phenomenon (English, Paperback) John Byrne, Jim Shooter

    The 1980s saw Stan Lee's retreat to the West Coast, Jim Shooter's rise and fall as editor-in-chief, the twin triumphs of Frank Miller and John Byrne, the challenge of independent publishers, and the weakening hold of the Comics Code Authority that led to the company's creative downfall - and ultimately the marginalization of the industry itself.

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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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  • Comic Book Fever by Jack Kirby
    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! Inside this full-color hardcover are new articles, interviews, and images about the people, places, characters,...

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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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