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Marvel Comics: The Untold Story
by Sean Howe

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

October 01, 2013

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<p>“Sean Howe’s history of Marvel makes a compulsively readable, riotous and heartbreaking version of my favorite story, that of how a bunch of weirdoes changed the world…That it’s all true is just frosting on the cake.”<br />—Jonathan Lethem</p><p>“Exhaustively researched and artfully assembled, this book is a historical exploration, a labor of love, and a living illustration of how the weirdest corners of the counterculture can sometimes become the culture-at-large.”<br />— Chuck Klosterman</p><p>Operating out of a tiny office on Madison Avenue in the early 1960s, a struggling company called Marvel Comics introduced a series of superhero characters with eye-catching bright costumes, smart banter, and compellingly human flaws that thrilled not just children but also pop artists, public intellectuals, and campus radicals: The Fantastic Four. Spider-Man. The Hulk. The X-Men. Iron Man. Thor. Daredevil. All of them interacted in the same epic universe, weaving a tapestry of stories that, taken together, would become the most elaborate fictional narrative in history and serve as a modern American mythology for millions of readers.</p><p>For the first time, <em>Marvel Comics</em> tells the stories of the men who made Marvel, including Martin Goodman, the self-made publisher who forayed into comics after a get-rich-quick tip in 1939; the late Stan Lee, the energetic editor who would shepherd the company through thick and thin for decades; Jack Kirby, the WWII veteran who’d co-created Captain America in 1940 and, twenty years later, developed with Lee the bulk of the company’s marquee characters in a three-year frenzy of creativity that would be the grounds for future legal battles and endless debate. Incorporating more than one hundred original interviews with those who worked behind the scenes at Marvel over a seventy-year-span, <em>Marvel Comics</em> packs anecdotes and analysis into a gripping narrative of how a small group of people on the cusp of failure created one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America.</p>
Skeleton Knight in Another World (Light Novel) Vol. 1
by Ennki Hakari

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

March 28, 2019

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<b>A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER!</b><p>A gamer falls asleep--only to wake up in the world of the game he was playing! Arc has the powerful skills and weapons of his character, but there’s just one problem... he’s stuck looking like that character, too. An adventure in a fantastical new land awaits him, if he can get used to being a walking skeleton!
The Rising of the Shield Hero Volume 08: The Manga Companion
by Aneko Yusagi

Language

English

Pages

168

Publication Date

May 18, 2018

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Rising from the depths of despair, this is a fantasy about persistence. Church of the Three Heroes vs. Four Holy Heroes! Can Naofumi protect Raphtalia, Filo, and the world? What is the mysterious high priest aiming at? From despair, Naofumi chooses an evil path. The flames of the curse series will burn!
World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1
by BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

March 15, 2016

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<p><i>World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1</i> is a journey through an age of myth and legend, a time long before the Horde and the Alliance came to be. This definitive tome of <i>Warcraft</i> history reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people.<br /><br /> <br />This beautiful hardcover features twenty-five full-page paintings by <i>World of Warcraft </i>artist Peter Lee, as well as a cosmology chart, half a dozen maps charting changes through time, and other line art illustrations by Joseph Lacroix, and marks the first in a multipart series exploring the <i>Warcraft</i> universe; from the distant past to the modern era.</p><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Herding Cats: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection
by Sarah Andersen

Language

English

Pages

112

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<DIV>". . . author Sarah Andersen uses hilarious (and adorable) comics to illustrate the very specific growing pains that occur on your way to becoming a mature, put-together grownup. Andersen’s spot-on illustrations also show how to navigate this newfound adulthood once you arrive, since maturity is equally as hard to maintain as it is to find … "<BR />--<I>The Huffington Post</I><BR /><BR />Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations.<I> Sarah's Scribbles</I> is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing. </DIV>
World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 3
by BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT

Language

English

Pages

228

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<b>Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Books are proud to present the third installment of their bestselling <i>World of Warcraft Chronicle</i> series!</b><br /><br />Like its predecessors, <i>Volume III</i> features beautiful full-color artwork by Peter Lee, Emily Chen, Stanton Feng, and other fan-favorite artists, as well as intricately detailed maps and spot art by Joseph Lacroix. Bolster your knowledge of <i>Warcraft</i>lore with this striking third volume!
World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 2 (World of Warcraft: Chronicl...
by Blizzard

Language

English

Pages

203

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Books are thrilled to present the next installment of the wildly popular <i>World of Warcraft Chronicle</i> series. Volume 2 will reveal more sought-after details about the game universe's history and mythology. Showcasing lush, all-new artwork from fan favorites such as Peter Lee, Joseph Lacroix, and Alex Horley, this tome is sure to please all fans--casual and collector alike.
Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the cr...
by Mark Crilley

Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

February 08, 2012

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<h2>It's THE book on manga from YouTube's most popular art instruction Guru!</h2> <p>There's more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authentic manga style—from drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high-drama spreads. You'll learn how a few basic lines will help you place facial features in their proper locations and simple tricks for getting body proportions right. Plus, you'll find inspiration for infusing your work with expression, attitude and action.</p> <p>This is the book fans have been requesting for years, packed with expert tips on everything from hairstyles and clothing to word bubbles and sound effects, delivered in the same friendly, easy-to-follow style that has made Mark Crilley one of the "25 Most Subscribed to Gurus on YouTube." Take this opportunity to turn the characters and stories in your head into professional-quality art on the page!</p> <p>Packed with everything you need to make your first (or your best-ever) manga stories!<ul> <li>30 step-by-step demonstrations showing how to draw faces and figures for a variety of ages and body types</li> <li>Inspirational galleries featuring 101 eyes, 50 ways to draw hands, 40 hairstyles, 12 common expressions, 30 classic poses and more!</li> <li>Tutorials to create a variety of realistic settings</li> <li>Advanced lessons on backgrounds, inking, sequencing and layout options</li></ul></p>
The Prince (Penguin Pocket Hardbacks)
by Niccolo Machiavelli

Language

English

Pages

173

Publication Date

July 02, 2009

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<p><i>The Prince</i> is the most controversial book about winning power - and holding on to it - ever written. Machiavelli's tough-minded, pragmatic argument that sometimes it is necessary to abandon ethics to succeed made his name notorious. Yet his book has been read by strategists, politicians and business people ever since as the ultimate guide to realpolitik. </p><p>How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire loyalty in his followers? How do you keep your enemies in check? Is it better to be feared than loved? When is it necessary to break the rules? This shrewd handbook on how power really works answers all these questions by examining regimes and their rulers around the world and throughout history, from Roman emperors to renaissance Popes, from the savagely cruel Hannibal to the utterly devious Cesare di Borgia. </p><p>Tim Parks's gripping contemporary translation delivers Machiavelli's no-nonsense original straight, making it as alarming and enlightening as when it was first written.</p>
Batman (2016-) Vol. 5: The Rules of Engagement 
by Tom King

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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When Catwoman accepted Batman’s marriage proposal, she changed more lives than just Bruce Wayne’s and Selina Kyle’s. A union between the World’s Greatest Detective and one of Gotham City’s fiercest criminals is a shakeup that will rattle everyone in the Dark Knight’s lifefrom the young vigilantes who make up his surrogate “family,” to his legendary friends in the Justice League, to old demons he’d long hoped to leave behind.<br /><br /> Now Batman and Catwoman are on a quest for redemptiona mission deep into a forbidden desert fortress to evolve into something better before they say, “I do.” Standing in their way is…well, everybody, including Batman’s lethal exgirlfriend Talia al Ghul.<br /><br /> From desert sands to boardwalk lights, will the Bat and the Cat’s search lead them to happiness at last?<br /><br /> Find out in Batman Vol. 5: Rules of Engagement, a major new chapter in the lives of the Dark Knight and his feline fiancée from the acclaimed creative team of Tom King (Mister Miracle) and Joëlle Jones (Supergirl: Being Super), with guest artists Clay Mann and Lee Weeks! Collects Batman #3337 and the critically acclaimed tale from Batman Annual #2.

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