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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.
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.
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).
Essex County
by Jeff Lemire

Language

English

Pages

509

Publication Date

August 12, 2009

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THE COMPLETE ESSEX COUNTY collects Jeff Lemire's critically-acclaimed and award-winning trilogy -- TALES FROM THE FARM, GHOST STORIES, and THE COUNTRY NURSE -- into one deluxe volume. Also included are over 50 pages of previously unpublished material (including two new stories). Set in an imaginary version of Jeff Lemire's hometown, ESSEX COUNTY is an intimate study of an eccentric farming community, and a tender meditation on family, memory, grief, secrets, and reconciliation. With the lush, expressive inking of a cartoonist at the height of his powers, Lemire draws us in and sets us free.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate B&W Collection Vol. 5
by , Peter Laird

Language

English

Pages

182

Publication Date

December 17, 2014

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This final Ultimate Collection brings the end of the "City At War" storyline and concludes the Eastman & Laird era of TMNT. Featuring brand-new annotations by Eastman and Laird as well as an all-new cover by Eastman, this is a must-have for TMNT collectors and fans!
Northlanders: Book One: The Anglo-Saxon Saga
by Brian Wood

Language

English

Pages

452

Publication Date

June 28, 2016

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The first of three volumes chronicling the entire NORTHLANDERS saga! Writer BRIAN WOOD (DMZ, REBELS, THE MASSIVE), with a lineup of acclaimed artists including DAVIDE GIANFELICE (DAREDEVIL: REBORN) and RYAN KELLY (LUCIFER), brings his modern, stylish sensibility a thousand years into the past. <br /><br />The British Isles were a tempting target to the Vikings, who craved lush land to farm and rich monasteries to plunder, and the fractured Saxon kingdoms were barely able to resist. But as time progressed and the centuries-old pagan belief in nature, the fates, and a raucous warrior afterlife were gradually replaced by the rigid traditions of Christianity, a dark ages culture war took shape. <br /><br />An exiled Viking warrior returns to Orkney to claim a family title in "Sven The Returned."<br /><br />Collects Northlanders #1-16, 18-19, 41.
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.
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
Yehuda Moon and the Kickstand Cyclery Volume 1: Life on a Bicycle
by Rick Smith

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

September 17, 2016

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This first collection of the daily comic strip, Yehuda Moon & and the Kickstand Cyclery, chronicles the on-road and retail adventures of Yehuda and his friend Joe. The two own a bike shop – the Kickstand Cyclery – and find challenges and adventure on bicycle rides and with customers at the shop.<br /><br />Along the way, you'll meet the bike ninja, the bike hypochondriac, Yehuda and Joe's elderly compatriot Fred, Thistle Gin (a mechanic who works in the shop with Yehuda and Joe), the Shakers who build the bicycle frames, neighborhood kids, roadies, commuters, and more.
Archie: 1941
by , Brian Augustyn

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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<b>Archie Andrews and the gang have seen it all since the characters made their comics debut in 1941, and this fall they're going back to their roots in a tale set in Riverdale during World War II.</b><br /><br />Written by comics legend Mark Waid (<i>Archie, Captain America</i>) with longtime collaborators co-writer Brian Augustyn (<i>The Flash, JLA</i>) and artist Peter Krause (<i>Superman</i>), <b>Archie: 1941</b> finds Riverdale dealing with the impact of the impending conflict on the small town and in the personal lives of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Reggie. <br /><br />The story will allow fans a chance to see the real-world consequences and drama of the war through the eyes of some familiar faces, but with the humor, heart, milkshakes, and dates that come with any Riverdale tale.

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