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Jim Cornette Presents: Behind the Curtain-Real Pro Wrestling Stor...
by , Brandon M. Easton

Language

English

Pages

80

Publication Date

August 21, 2019

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Pro-Wrestling's secrets and greatest moments are immortalized in this graphic novel from legendary wrestling personality Jim Cornette. A true-story style anthology, these insider tales will show the lengths that wrestlers went to uphold "kayfabe" (the old carny term for the presentation of legitimate conflict), as well as the noteworthy cultural, racial, and economic effects these events and characters had on society. This is the graphic novel that old school wrestling fans have been waiting their entire lives for: a no-holds-barred representation of the moments that wrestling insiders couldn't talk about for years.
Frogcatchers
by Jeff Lemire

Language

English

Pages

112

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b>Experience a surreal descent into one man’s psychosis in this haunting and chilling graphic novel from the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Roughneck </i>and <i>Sweet Tooth</i>, “the Stephen King of comics” (<i>Maclean’s</i>).</b><br /><br />A man wakes up alone in a strange room with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. The padlocked doors and barren lobby reinforce the strangeness of this place. This is—as he reads from an old-fashioned keychain beside his bed—the Edgewater Hotel. Even worse, something ominous seems to be lurking in one of the rooms.<br /> <br />But when he meets a young companion—the only other soul in this vast, enveloping emptiness—his new friend begs him not to unlock the door. There must be something behind it…but what?<br /> <br />A haunted hotel on the edge of reality, an endless bridge spanning an infinite ocean, and a man and a boy looking for a way out. This is the setting for a boundary-pushing, genre-defying new work of fiction by one of comics’ master storytellers.
Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero
by E. Paul Zehr

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 22, 2010

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Battling bad guys. High-tech hideouts. The gratitude of the masses. Who at some point in their life hasn't dreamed of being a superhero? Impossible, right? Or is it? Possessing no supernatural powers, Batman is the most realistic of all the superheroes. His feats are achieved through rigorous training and mental discipline, and with the aid of fantastic gadgets. Drawing on his training as a neuroscientist, kinesiologist, and martial artist, E. Paul Zehr explores the question: Could a mortal ever become Batman? Zehr discusses the physical training necessary to maintain bad-guy-fighting readiness while relating the science underlying this process, from strength conditioning to the cognitive changes a person would endure in undertaking such a regimen. In probing what a real-life Batman could achieve, Zehr considers the level of punishment a consummately fit and trained person could handle, how hard and fast such a person could punch and kick, and the number of adversaries that individual could dispatch. He also tells us what it would be like to fight while wearing a batsuit and the amount of food we'd need to consume each day to maintain vigilance as Gotham City's guardian. A fun foray of escapism grounded in sound science, Becoming Batman provides the background for attaining the realizable -- though extreme -- level of human performance that would allow you to be a superhero.
Shades of Magic Vol. 1: The Steel Prince (Shades of Magic - The S...
by V.E. Schwab

Language

English

Pages

114

Publication Date

March 06, 2019

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Written by #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab and torn from the universe of the Shades of Magic sequence, this all-original comic book prequel to A Darker Shade of Magic is perfect for fans of bloody, swashbuckling adventure and gritty fantasy.<br /><br />Delve into the thrilling, epic tale of the young and arrogant Prince Maxim Maresh, long before he became the King of Red London and adoptive father to Kell, the lead of A Darker Shade of Magic.<br /><br />The youthful Maresh is sent to a violent and unmanageable port city on the Blood Coast of Verose, on strict orders from his father, King Nokil Maresh, to cut his military teeth in this lawless landscape.<br /><br />There he encounters an unruly band of soldiers, a lawless landscape, and the intoxicatingly deadly presence of the newly returned pirate queen, Arisa…<br /><br />Collects Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince #1-4
Pathfinder Vol. 5: Hollow Mountain (Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain)
by , Erik Mona

Language

English

Pages

232

Publication Date

September 07, 2016

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The iconic heroes of Pathfinder delve deep into an ancient fortress built by the Runelords. Carved in the immense visage of Alaznist, Runelord of Wrath, the Hollow Mountain is home to a honeycomb labyrinth of trap-laden chambers and corridors. The Pathfinder agents must explore the ruins in search of a long-lost mystical artifact... but they're not alone. Competing explorers seek out the mountain's secrets, and it won't be long before open combat erupts! But unbeknownst to the warring factions, Alaznist has not left her former stronghold unprotected. Can the Pathfinder heroes and their bitter rivals put aside their animosity to survive the mountain's fearsome guardians? written by the collaborative team of Erik Mona (Paizo Publisher and Chief Creative Officer), F. Wesley Schneider (Paizo Editor-in-Chief), and James Sutter (Paizo Senior Editor), and featuring sensational artwork by Tom Garcia (Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly), the Hollow Mountain saga expands upon the mythos of Paizo's award-winning fantasy world, fiction line, and tabletop RPG. Bonus materials include over thirty-pages of encounters and world detail for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bodycount
by Kevin Eastman

Language

English

Pages

107

Publication Date

August 01, 2018

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After being out of print for years, a grindhouse-style classic returns—better than ever. Inspired by the magazine Heavy Metal and the films of John Woo, creators Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley present a much darker take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, spinning a pulse-pounding yarn of over-the-top action and more than a bit of the old ultraviolence. In gritty 1990s New York, our boys Raphael and Casey are swept up into an international murder/revenge/assassination plot, complete with gangsters, thugs, cops, cyborgs, machine guns, and (of course) hockey sticks. Don't miss what might just be the longest-running gunfight in comic book history! Collects Bodycount issues #1-4 with all-new colors by Kevin Eastman.
Der Boxer: Die Überlebensgeschichte des Hertzko Haft (German Edi...
by Reinhard Kleist

Language

German

Pages

200

Publication Date

September 28, 2019

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Hertzko Haft war keine 16 Jahre alt, als sein Leidensweg durch die Arbeits- und Vernichtungslager der Nationalsozialisten seinen Anfang nahm und der ihn schließlich nach Auschwitz führte. Zur Belustigung von SS-Offizieren musste der polnische Jude hier gegen Mithäftlinge boxen. Umgeben von Unmenschlichkeit, Gewalt und Tod blieb ihm keine andere Wahl, als zu gewinnen wenn er überleben wollte.<br />Von den traumatisierenden KZ-Erlebnissen über seine dramatische Flucht und die Wirren der Nachkriegszeit, führe Hafts Weg bis in die USA, wo er einen Neuanfang als Profi-Boxer wagte. Getrieben von den Geistern seiner Vergangenheit und einer verlorenen Liebe, versuchte er sich ein neues Leben aufzubauen. Schließlich fand er genug Kraft, um seinem Sohn seine eigene Geschichte zu erzählen.
The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling: A Hardcore, High-...
by , Chris Moreno

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<b>From the host of the critically acclaimed pro wrestling podcast <i>Straight Shoot</i>, this graphic novel history of wrestling features the key grapplers, matches, and promotions that shaped this beloved sport and form of entertainment.</b><br /><br />As a pop culture phenomenon, professional wrestling--with its heroic babyfaces and villainous heels performing suplexes and powerbombs in pursuit of championship gold--has conquered audiences in the United States and around the world. Now, writer/podcaster Aubrey Sitterson and illustrator Chris Moreno form a graphic novel tag team to present wrestling's complete illustrated history. Featuring legendary wrestlers like Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, and The Rock, and modern-day favorites like John Cena, Kenny Omega, and Sasha Banks, the book covers wrestling's progress from the carnival days of the Gold Dust Trio to the dominance of the WWF/WWE to today's diverse independent wrestling scene, and it spotlights wrestling's reach into Mexico/Puerto Rico (lucha libre), the U.K. (all-in), and Japan (puroresu).
Three More Reps: The Golden Age of Bodybuilding: From Arnold Schw...
by , Joe Bucci

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English

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Publication Date

June 10, 2019

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3 More Reps showcases the golden age of Bodybuilding, and it's superstars. Like pumping iron, it gives you an inside into the world of Joe Weider's top bodybuilders and their training routines for the Mr. Olympia stage and first-hand personal interviews. Enjoy first-hand interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger and learn more about your other favorite golden age bodybuilders like Frank Zane, Franco Columbu or Mike Mentzer, Tom Platz to name just a few. Read about the humble beginnings of Joe and Ben Weider the godfathers of the Bodybuilding industry and the Mr. Olympia contests. The author George Snyder's name is practically synonymous with the health and weight training industry. He has been an integral force in the world of bodybuilding. He is the creator of the training camp concept and is also an innovative and highly successful promoter, having conceived and created both the highly publicized and popular Miss Olympia Contest and the Galaxy Competitions the first two milestones for women in the fitness world. In 1990, Snyder impacted the industry with the publication of his Freestyle books. These books outlined the tenants of a program Snyder has created and perfected for over 40 years. Snyder has published freestyle Methods in some of his earlier books and magazines as well as in his recent magazines over the past 30 years. Snyder has been an active force in the world of strength training and physical culture for most of his life. He opened his first health club in 1965 and was the first progressive gym owner to allow women to train at his club. He organized and held the first bodybuilding training camps in the early 1970s and today contains a series of fitness training camps geared for women and men. Over the years he has authored several books on physical fitness and a veritable library of popular magazines. Today he is involved in several books and magazine publishing ventures, contest promotions, plus new product and program development as it pertains to Freestyle. Snyder has republished 3 More Reps!, the training routines of 24 Super-champions including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, Dave Draper, Frank Zane, Mike Mentzer, and also action movie stars like Matthias Hues and Alexander Nevsky. He is working on his new book, Crossroads which deals with the history of women’s fitness. Snyder has joined forces with Jose Garcia (a promoter from Mexico) to create the third milestone in the fitness world – the Freestyle Fitness Competitions, geared for the fitness model and scored on beauty & figure. George Snyder recently announced action star Matthias Hues as his international director after working together over two decades in the fitness industry. Further George recently welcomed Actor- bodybuilding legend Joe Bucci and international acting star Alexander Nevsky on board of directors.
Surfside Girls Book Two: The Mystery at the Old Rancho
by Kim Dwinell

Language

English

Pages

209

Publication Date

August 21, 2019

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Sam and Jade are back! Get ready for more ancient mysteries, beautiful beaches, cute boys, and wild adventures in this delightful full-color graphic novel. When one of the ghosts from Danger Point gets… spooked, it’s time for Sam and Jade to pull out the Journal of Weird and jump into action! Trying to solve this 200-year-old mystery takes the girls all over their town and beyond, all while Surfside’s Annual Surf Competition is going down. Add to the mix a cute surfer boy, a mysterious mustached man with a guitar, and a very jealous Sam—can the surfing sleuths save the day again?

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