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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>
The Harlem Hellfighters
by Max Brooks

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

April 01, 2014

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<p><b>From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment—the Harlem Hellfighters</b><br /><br />In 1919, the 369th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and winning countless decorations. Though they returned as heroes, this African American unit faced tremendous discrimination, even from their own government. The Harlem Hellfighters, as the Germans called them, fought courageously on—and off—the battlefield to make Europe, and America, safe for democracy.  <br /><br />In <i>THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS</i>, bestselling author Max Brooks and acclaimed illustrator Caanan White bring this history to life. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the trenches in France, they tell the heroic story of the 369th in an action-packed and powerful tale of honor and heart.<br /><br /></p>
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. 1)
by ALAN MOORE

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

November 21, 2011

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"A sharp-witted gloss on the scientific and sexual obsessions of Victorian society."—TIME <p>London, 1898. The Victorian Era draws to a close and the twentieth century approaches. It is a time of great change and an age of stagnation, a period of chaste order and ignoble chaos. It is an era in need of champions. <p>In this amazingly imaginative tale, literary figures from throughout time and various bodies of work are brought together to face any and all threats to Britain. Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde and Hawley Griffin, the Invisible Man, form a remarkable legion of intellectual aptitude and physical prowess: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Batman: Bruce Wayne - Fugitive (New Edition)
by Ed Brubaker

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

July 15, 2014

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Indicted for killing his sometime girlfriend Vesper Fairchild, Bruce Wayne is sent to Blackgate Prison...only to escape, launching a citywide manhunt. Now Batman has now gone to ground -- renouncing his true identity and operating deeper in the shadows than ever before. It falls to his extended family -- Nightwing, Robin, Oracle, Batgirl, Spoiler, and Alfred to figure out who really did commit the murder. While the clues point to a possible setup, no one can deny that those same clues might point to Batman's actual guilt. <br /><br />This new, single-volume edition includes never before reprinted stories. Collects BATMAN #603-607, DETECTIVE COMICS #768-775, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #29-32 and BATGIRL #29 and 33.
300
by Frank Miller

Language

English

Pages

88

Publication Date

May 13, 2008

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The armies of Persia—a vast horde greater than any the world has ever known—are poised to crush Greece, an island of reason and freedom in a sea of madness and tyranny. Standing between Greece and this tidal wave of destruction are a tiny detachment of but three hundred warriors. Frank Miller's epic retelling of history's supreme moment of battlefield valor is finally collected in its intended format—each two-page spread from the original comics is presented as a single undivided page.
Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Vol. 1: The Night I Died
by Max Allan Collins

Language

English

Pages

112

Publication Date

November 21, 2018

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Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer returns to comics in this thrilling noir series, based on an original plot by Mickey Spillane, written by Max Allan Collins.<br /><br />When a chance encounter with a captivating femme fatale leads to a violent mob retaliation, hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer finds himself dodging both bullets and hard broads as he undertakes the most dangerous case of his career.<br /><br />Collects Mike Hammer #1-4.
Jungle Girls
by , Craig Yoe

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

February 13, 2019

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An anthology that collects the best Golden Age (1940s-1950s) comic book stories featuring strong female versions of Tarzan. The sassy, brassy, and beautiful girls of the four-color Golden Age don't just rule the jungle, they look good doing it, too! Strong, sexy, leopard-clad women fight apes, lions, and evil white-man traders while the Tarzan-like boyfriends cling to their vines watching admiringly from a safe distance.
Black Hammer Volume 1
by Jeff Lemire

Language

English

Pages

152

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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Once they were heroes, but the age of heroes has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City--Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien--now lead simple lives in an idyllic, timeless farming village from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure! Collects <i>Black Hammer</i> #1-#6.<br /><br />The first chapter in Jeff Lemire (<i>The Underwater Welder, The Complete Essex County, Animal Man</i>) and Dean Ormston's (<i>Lucifer</i>) acclaimed series!
Frank Miller's Sin City Volume 2: A Dame to Kill For 3rd Edition ...
by Frank Miller

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

October 19, 2010

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The second volume of Frank Miller's signature series is now planned as the lead story in the upcoming <i>Sin City 2</i>! This newly redesigned edition sports a new cover by Miller- some of his first comics art in years!<br /><br />Stuck with nothing but a seedy gumshoe job and some demons, Dwight's thinking of all the ways he's screwed up and what he'd give for one clear chance to wipe the slate clean, to dig his way out of the numb gray hell that is his life. And he'd give anything. Just to feel the fire. One more time. But he can't let himself lose control again, can't ever let the monster out. And then Ava calls.<br /><br /><b>With a new look generating more excitement than ever before, this third edition is the perfect way to attract a whole new generation of readers to Frank Miller's masterpiece!<br /> <br /></b> * Over a million <i>Sin City</i> books in print!<br /><br />* New cover by Frank Miller!<br /><br />* <i>A Dame to Kill For</i> is planned as the lead story in <i>Sin City 2</i>, to be directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez!
Frank Miller's Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye 3rd Edition (S...
by Frank Miller

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

October 19, 2010

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The first volume of the crime-comic megahit that introduced the now-infamous Marv and spawned a blockbuster film returns in a newly redesigned edition, with a brand-new cover by Frank Miller-some of his first comics art in years!<br /><br />It's a lousy room in a lousy part of a lousy town. But Marv doesn't care. There's an angel in the room. She says her name is Goldie. A few hours later, Goldie's dead without a mark on her perfect body, and the cops are coming before anyone but Marv could know she's been killed. Somebody paid good money for this frame . . .<br /><br /><b>With a new look generating more excitement than ever before, this third edition is the perfect way to attract a whole new generation of readers to Frank Miller's masterpiece!<br /> <br /></b> * Over a million <i>Sin City</i> books in print!<br /><br />* New cover by Frank Miller!<br /><br />* With Miller and codirector Robert Rodriguez gearing up for <i>Sin City 2</i>, this third edition is being released at just the right time!<br /><br />* <i>The Hard Goodbye</i> was the lead story in the <i>Sin City</i> film, starring Mickey Rourke as Marv!

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