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Blowout Sale! Up to 53% off on Comics at Book Sellers Union. Top brands include TASCHEN, DC Comics, Gemstone Publishing, McGill-Queen's University Press, University Press of Mississippi, Wellfleet Press, McFarland, TwoMorrows Publishing, Unknown, imusti, Brand: Phaidon Press, Oxford University Press, Running Press, & Dynamite Entertainment. Hurry! Limited time offers. Offers valid only while supplies last.

The Little Book of X-Men
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ean: 9783836567848, isbn: 3836567849,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
The Rise of the Mutants The X factor of the Marvel Universe They debuted in 1963, but weren’t the instant sensations that the Fantastic Four or Spider-Man had been; twenty years later, they were the most exciting (or x-citing!) property in comics. Fans couldn’t get enough of Wolverine! Storm! Cyclops! Beast! Nightcrawler! Jean Grey! Not to mention Professor X, and his nemesis, Magneto! The X-Men brought a level of nuance and storytelling sophistication that hadn’t been seen in mainstream

The Joker: A Visual History of the Clown Prince of Crime
By DC Comics
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mpn: FBA-|284706, ean: 9780789322470, isbn: 0789322471,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 147 reviews
A comprehensive look at the greatest comic book villain . . . ever. Since his first appearance in 1940’s Batman #1, the Joker stands alone as the most hated, feared, and loved villain in the DC Universe. Though his true origins may be unknown, the Clown Prince of Crime’s psychotic appearances in hundreds of comic books has shaped the way we look at Batman, comic books, and ourselves. Indeed, a hero is only as good as his nemesis, so the Joker’s heinous crimes, including murdering the

The Overstreet Guide To Grading Comics – 2016 Edition
By Gemstone Publishing
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ean: 9781603601993, isbn: 1603601996,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
Newly updated, The Overstreet Guide To Grading Comics includes the 10-point grading system, as well as exhaustive descriptions of Primary and Split Grades, examples of each grade with more than 200 full-color images in all, articles on storage, preservation, and restoration, a look at the independent, third-party grading companies, and much more! Since 1970, the name ''Overstreet'' has symbolized a vast knowledge of American comic books. While The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide helps you

Getting a Life: The Social Worlds of Geek Culture
By McGill-Queen's University Press
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ean: 9780773552845, isbn: 0773552847,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 104 reviews
''Comic book superheroes, fantasy kingdoms, and futuristic starships have become inescapable features of today's pop-culture landscape, and the people we used to deride as ''nerds'' or ''geeks'' have ridden their popularity and visibility to mainstream recognition. It seems it's finally hip to be square. Yet these conventionalized representations of geek culture typically ignore the real people who have invested time and resources to make it what it is. Getting a Life recentres our

Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists
By University Press of Mississippi
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ean: 9781496815927, isbn: 1496815920,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews
Published in partnership with the Library of Congress, Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists presents an overarching survey of women in American illustration, from the late nineteenth into the twenty-first century. Martha H. Kennedy brings special attention to forms that have heretofore received scant notice--cover designs, editorial illustrations, and political cartoons--and reveals the contributions of acclaimed cartoonists and illustrators, along with many whose work

How Comics Work
By Wellfleet Press
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ean: 9781577151579, isbn: 1577151577,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
In Eisner Award–nominated How Comics Work, Dave Gibbons offers a class in creating comic books. Learn scriptwriting, page layouts, lettering, and more from the incredible artist behind Watchmen! This “How It's Done” series reveals insider hints, tips, and tricks from one of the world’s greatest comic creators, all in his own words. The artist behind juggernauts like Watchmen and The Green Lantern, Dave Gibbons is here to teach you scriptwriting, page layouts, lettering, cover

Comic Books and the Cold War, 1946-1962: Essays on Graphic Treatment of Communism, the Code and Social Concerns
By McFarland
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9780786449811, isbn: 0786449810,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews
Conventional wisdom holds that comic books of the post-World War II era are poorly drawn and poorly written publications, notable only for the furor they raised. Contributors to this thoughtful collection, however, demonstrate that these comics constitute complex cultural documents that create a dialogue between mainstream values and alternative beliefs that question or complicate the grand narratives of the era. Close analysis of individual titles, including EC comics, Superman, romance

Comic Book Implosion: An Oral History of DC Comics Circa 1978
By TwoMorrows Publishing
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ean: 9781605490854, isbn: 1605490857,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
Things looked bleak for comic books throughout the 1970s because of plummeting sell-through rates. With each passing year, the newsstand became less and less interested in selling comic books. The industry seemed locked in a death spiral, but the Powers That Be at DC Comics had an idea to reverse their fortunes. In 1978, they implemented a bold initiative: Provide readers with more story pages by increasing the price-point of a regular comic book to make it comparable to other magazines sold on

The Marvel Age of Comics 1961-1978
By Unknown
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ean: 9783836567763, isbn: 3836567768,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews
An Era of the Invincible The making of Marvel’s household heroes It was an age of mighty heroes, misunderstood monsters, and complex villains. With the publication, in November 1961, of Fantastic Four No. 1, comics giant Marvel inaugurated a transformative era in pop culture. Through the next two decades, the iconic Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man,and the X-Men leapt, darted, and towered through its pages. Captain America was resurrected from his 1940s deep-freeze and the Avengers became the

The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre
By University Press of Mississippi
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ean: 9781496809704, isbn: 149680970X,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 78 reviews
''There is no better, smarter examination of the relationship between comics and film.''--Mark Waid, Eisner Award-winning writer of Kingdom Come and DaredevilIn the summer of 2000 X-Men surpassed all box office expectations and ushered in an era of unprecedented production of comic book film adaptations. This trend, now in its second decade, has blossomed into Hollywood's leading genre. From superheroes to Spartan warriors, The Comic Book Film Adaptation offers the first dedicated study to

Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)
By imusti
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ean: 9780470396858, isbn: 0470396857,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 80 reviews
Alan Moore's Watchmen is set in 1985 and chronicles the alternativehistory of the United States where the US edges dangerously closerto nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Within this world exists agroup of crime busters, who don elaborate costumes to conceal theiridentity and fight crime, and an intricate plot to kill anddiscredit these ''superheroes.''Alan Moore's Watchmen popularized the graphic novel format, hasbeen named one of Time magazine's top 100 novels, and is now beingmade into a

Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels: A History Of Comic Art
By Brand: Phaidon Press
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ean: 9780714839936, isbn: 0714839930,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 135 reviews
At a time when vintage comics are fetching huge prices at auction, this book traces the history of the medium from 'comic papers' for kids, through the underground 'comix' movement of the 1960s and 1970s, to the glossy book-format 'graphic novels' of today. Organized thematically, it investigates comic art's varied genres - including humour, adventure and titles for girls - and charts the rise, fall and revival of the medium. In so doing, Roger Sabin highlights the careers of the creators

Gary Larson and The Far Side (Great Comics Artists Series)
By University Press of Mississippi
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ean: 9781496817631, isbn: 149681763X,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 138 reviews
The first critical assessment of an American icon’s lasting achievement.

Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 48
By Gemstone Publishing
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ean: 9781603602211, isbn: 1603602216,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 108 reviews
Leading off the 48th edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, former DC Comics President and Publisher Paul Levitz highlights the legacy of Action Comics #1 on its 80th anniversary. The spotlight also is turned on 50th anniversary of Marvel’s fateful 1968 expansion and the 50th anniversary of Planet of the Apes and the comics that followed the original feature film. Add in all the updated prices, current market reports, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame and a selection of

Visual Storytellling: An Illustrated Reader
By Oxford University Press
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ean: 9780199380046, isbn: 019938004X,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 140 reviews
Visual Storytelling features a comprehensive survey of contemporary graphic narratives that encourages reflection, discussion, and various response projects in the writing or literature classroom. With its thematic organization, Visual Storytelling uses graphic narrative to identify intersections not just between visual and verbal language, but also between the overarching themes of identity, history, politics, and the arts..

The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay
By University Press of Mississippi
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mpn: 1160 black & white and color illustratio, ean: 9781617031496, isbn: 1617031496,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 91 reviews
In The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay, Thierry Smolderen presents a cultural landscape whose narrative differs in many ways from those presented by other historians of the comic strip. Rather than beginning his inquiry with the popularly accepted ''sequential art'' definition of the comic strip, Smolderen instead wishes to engage with the historical dimensions that inform that definition. His goal is to understand the processes that led to the twentieth-century comic

Hero-A-Go-Go: Campy Comic Books, Crimefighters, & Culture of the
By TwoMorrows Publishing
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ean: 9781605490731, isbn: 1605490733,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
Welcome to the CAMP AGE, when spies liked their wars cold and their women warm, good guys beat bad guys with a pun and a punch, and Batman shook a mean cape. HERO-A-GO-GO celebrates the camp craze of the Swinging Sixties, when just about everyone―the teens of Riverdale, an ant and a squirrel, even the President of the United States―was a super-hero or a secret agent. Back Issue magazine and former DC Comics editor MICHAEL EURY takes you through that coolest cultural phenomenon with this

Batman: Metal Die-Cast Bat-Signal
By Running Press
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mpn: 41286Q1, ean: 9780762462162, isbn: 0762462167,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
Batman fans can call upon the world's greatest superhero with this high-quality die-cast metal Bat-Signal--projects up to 20 feet! Special features: 5-inch tall authentically detailed Bat-Signal replica Metal construction LED light-up function, up to 20-feet projection in darkness 360° rotatable base 48-page hardcover book on Batman and Bat-Signal lore, featuring full-color illustrations throughout3 AAA batteries not included.One iconic signal alerts evildoers that Batman lurks in the

Art of Red Sonja Volume 2
By Dynamite Entertainment
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ean: 9781524102074, isbn: 1524102075,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews
Fiery in spirit, skilled in combat, lusty and bawdy in her revelry, the crimson-tressed heroine Red Sonja, known also as ''The She-Devil with a Sword'', is renowned as fantasy's most prominent female character. Since 2005, Dynamite Entertainment has been the proud home to Red Sonja, publishing hundreds of comics that have garnered critical acclaim and the devotion of a ravenous fan base. This second volume of the Art of Red Sonja showcases the fantastic illustrators and painters that have so

Untamed: The Psychology of Marvel's Wolverine
By McFarland
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ean: 9781476674421, isbn: 1476674426,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 114 reviews
Wolverine. Logan. Weapon X. By any name, Marvel Comic's savage, brooding antihero is, in his own words, the best at what he does--killing with gratuitous precision. Paradoxically violent yet humane, the beer-swilling, cigar-smoking mutant with retractable claws is universally misjudged in the Marvel Universe yet esteemed by fans worldwide. The author explores Wolverine's development from bit character to modern legend over more than four decades, with a focus on his enduring appeal as an

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