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The Superhero Reader
By Brand: University Press of Mississippi
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mpn: 9781617038068, ean: 9781617038068, isbn: 1617038067,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 76 reviews
Despite their commercial appeal and cross-media reach, superheroes are only recently starting to attract sustained scholarly attention. This groundbreaking collection brings together essays and book excerpts by major writers on comics and popular culture.While superhero comics are a distinct and sometimes disdained branch of comics creation, they are integral to the development of the North American comic book and the history of the medium. For the past half-century they have also been the one

The Physics of Superheroes
By Avery
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ean: 9781592402427, isbn: 1592402429,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 120 reviews
James Kakalios explores the scientific plausibility of the powers and feats of the most famous superheroes — and discovers that in many cases the comic writers got their science surprisingly right. Along the way he provides an engaging and witty commentary while introducing the lay reader to both classic and cutting-edge concepts in physics, including: What Superman’s strength can tell us about the Newtonian physics of force, mass, and acceleration How Iceman’s and Storm’s powers

Asterix and the Picts (Asterix Adventure)
By imusti
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mpn: 21750212, ean: 9781444011692, isbn: 1444011693,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 106 reviews
The first book by the brand-new Asterix team is now available in paperback—and it's an epic adventure! This time, the hysterical historical character journeys to Scotland, where he meets the Picts: fearsome warriors whose name literally means “painted men.” As always, Asterix's millions of fans will find plenty of fun, action, and humor to delight them.  Asterix.

Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond
By First Second
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mpn: 9781596431317, ean: 9781596431317, isbn: 1596431318,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 147 reviews
''A gold mine of essential information for every aspiring comics artist. Highly recommended.'' --Scott McCloud Drawing Words and Writing Pictures is a course on comic creation – for college classes or for independent study – that centers on storytelling and concludes with making a finished comic. With chapters on lettering, story structure, and panel layout, the fifteen lessons offered – each complete with homework, extra credit activities and supplementary reading suggestions – provide

The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954 Box Set
By Fantagraphics
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mpn: FBA-|282700, ean: 9781560976325, isbn: 1560976322,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 81 reviews
Collecting the first and second volumes of The Complete Peanuts (1950-1952 and 1953-1954) in one handsome collector's slipcase designed by the cartoonist Seth, this is the perfect gift book item. Good grief! The Complete Peanuts is the most ambitious and most important project in the comics and cartooning genre: over a period of 12 years, Fantagraphics Books will release every daily and Sunday strip of Charles M. Schulz's ''Peanuts,'' the best-known and best-loved series in the world. 1950-52

Monster Girl Encyclopedia Vol. 2
By Seven Seas
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mpn: 26597708, ean: 9781626926097, isbn: 1626926093,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
The second volume of the ultimate guide to monster girls which has taken the fandom by storm!The definitive source guide for the entire monster girl genre! Told from the perspective of a wandering scholar of monsters, this tantalizing tome includes 100 gorgeous full-color illustrations of seductively-dangerous monster girls. Replete with fascinating lore, elaborate bios, and intricate descriptions, this book has everything you ever wanted to know about monster girls, and more. From centaurs to

SpongeBob Comics: Treasure Chest
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ean: 9781419725616, isbn: 1419725610,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
SpongeBob Comics: Treasure Chest is a deluxe collection of the best previously published SpongeBob Comics stories, specially selected by creator Stephen Hillenburg, and geared toward the first generation of SpongeBob fans. This deluxe edition features a hardcover slipcase with die-cuts, art by some of the biggest comics creators in the industry (including Tony Millionaire and Al Jaffee), a bonus facsimile reprint of the first SpongeBob Comics issue, and an introduction by Stephen Hillenburg

DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition
By DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley
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mpn: 24734410, ean: 9781465453570, isbn: 1465453571,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 76 reviews
Revamped, redesigned, and fully updated to include the New 52 and Rebirth storylines, this is the definitive and indispensable guide to the characters and worlds of the DC Comics Universe.Created in full collaboration with DC Comics, this comprehensive reference book has The Washington Post saying, ''The DC Comics Encyclopedia is a must.'' Formatted in an easy-to use A-to-Z layout, this guide is packed with information and thrilling comic book art and features more than 1,100 characters

Stan Lee: The Man behind Marvel
By Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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ean: 9781442277816, isbn: 1442277815,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews
The Amazing Spider-Man. The Incredible Hulk. The Invincible Iron Man. Black Panther. These are just a few of the iconic superheroes to emerge from the mind of Stan Lee. From the mean streets of Depression-era New York City to recipient of the National Medal of Arts, Lee’s life has been almost as remarkable as the thrilling adventures he spun for decades. From millions of comic books fans of the 1960s through billions of moviegoers around the globe, Stan Lee has touched more people than almost

The Physics of Superheroes: More Heroes! More Villains! More Science! Spectacular Second Edition
By Kakalios, James
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mpn: 9781592405084, ean: 9781592405084, isbn: 1592405088,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews
A complete update to the hit book on the real physics at work in comic books, featuring more heroes, more villains, and more science Since 2001, James Kakalios has taught ''Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books,'' a hugely popular university course that generated coast-to-coast media attention for its unique method of explaining complex physics concepts through comics. With The Physics of Superheroes, named one of the best science books of 2005

Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC
By Da Capo Press
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ean: 9780306825460, isbn: 0306825465,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews
The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes book treatment of the rivalry between the two comic book giants.THEY ARE THE TWO TITANS OF THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY--the Coke and Pepsi of superheroes--and for more than 50 years, Marvel and DC have been locked in an epic battle for spandex supremacy. At stake is not just sales, but cultural relevancy and the hearts of millions of fans.To many partisans, Marvel is now on top. But for much of the early 20th century, it was DC that was the undisputed leader,

What is a Superhero?
By Brand: Oxford University Press
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mpn: 9780199795277, ean: 9780199795277, isbn: 0199795274,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews
It's easy to name a superhero--Superman, Batman, Thor, Spiderman, the Green Lantern, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rorschach, Wolverine--but it's not so easy to define what a superhero is. Buffy has superpowers, but she doesn't have a costume. Batman has a costume, but doesn't have superpowers. What is the role of power and superpower? And what are supervillains and why do we need them? In What is a Superhero?, psychologist Robin Rosenberg and comics scholar Peter Coogan explore this question from

Rough Justice: The DC Comics Sketches of Alex Ross (Pantheon Graphic Library)
By Pantheon Books
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mpn: 9780307378781, ean: 9780307378781, isbn: 0307378780,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
 **NOW IN PAPERBACK, WITH COLOR AND BLACK-AND-WHITE DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT**Alex Ross opens his private sketchbooks to reveal his astonishing pencil and ink drawings of DC Comics characters, nearly all of them appearing in print here for the first time in paperback. Thousands of fans from around the world have thrilled to Alex’s fully rendered photo-realistic paintings of their favorite heroes, but, as they may not realize, all of those works start as pencil on paper, and the origins of the

Eric Stanton & the History of the Bizarre Underground
By Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
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ean: 9780764355424, isbn: 0764355422,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 116 reviews
Tracing the rise of commercial fetish art from its shadowy beginnings in the 1940s to its acceptance in the 1970s, this illustrated biography explores the unconventional life and art of Eric Stanton, a pioneering sexual fantasist who helped shape the movement. With more than 400 rare images and interviews with Stanton's family and closest associates, this biography chronicles the infamous circle of patrons, publishers, and cult icons populating his subterranean world, including Irving Klaw,

Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga
By VIZ Media LLC
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mpn: 26249761, ean: 9781421594071, isbn: 1421594072,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
Learn how to create manga from Hirohiko Araki—creator of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and a master of the medium!Hirohiko Araki is the author of one of the longest-running and most beloved manga of all time, the epic fan favorite JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. According to him, manga is the ultimate synthesis of all forms of art, and in this book he reveals the secrets behind how to make the magic happen using concrete examples from his own work. Read all about his “golden ratio” for

Comic Books and American Cultural History: An Anthology
By Continuum
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ean: 9781441172624, isbn: 1441172629,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews
Comic Books and American Cultural History is an anthology that examines the ways in which comic books can be used to understand the history of the United States. Over the last twenty years, there has been a proliferation of book-length works focusing on the history of comic books, but few have investigated how comics can be used as sources for doing American cultural history.These original essays illustrate ways in which comic books can be used as resources for scholars and teachers. Part 1 of

Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics (Latinx Pop Culture)
By University of Arizona Press
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ean: 9780816537082, isbn: 0816537089,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews
Winner of the 2018 Eisner Award Winner for Best Scholarly/Academic Work Whether good or evil, beautiful or ugly, smart or downright silly, able-bodied or differently abled, gay or straight, male or female, young or old, Latinx superheroes in mainstream comic book stories are few and far between. It is as if finding the Latinx presence in the DC and Marvel worlds requires activation of superheroic powers.Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics blasts open barriers with a swift kick. It explores

Fiction House: From Pulps To Panels, From Jungles To Space
By Yoe Books
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ean: 9781631408670, isbn: 1631408674,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
From sexy jungle girls to even sexier ray gun toting space women and beyond, Fiction House Comics had it all! Now for the first time the entire history of Fiction House, the leading purveyor of Good Girl art during the Golden Age of Comics, is told in a single volume! Stuffed with breathtaking cover reproductions, original artwork and full length stories, ''Fiction House: From Pulp to Panels'' tells the story of one of the most successful publishers through the works of legends such as Matt

Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine
By Chicago Review Press
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ean: 9781613749098, isbn: 1613749090,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 128 reviews
2015 Amelia Bloomer Project List This close look at Wonder Woman’s history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman with a golden lasso and bullet-deflecting bracelets. The original Wonder Woman was ahead of her time, advocating female superiority and the benefits of matriarchy in the 1940s. At the same time, her creator filled the comics with titillating bondage imagery, and Wonder Woman was tied up as often as she saved the world. In the 1950s, Wonder Woman

The Science of Superheroes: The Secrets Behind Speed, Strength, Flight, Evolution, and More
By Racehorse Publishing
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ean: 9781631582110, isbn: 1631582119,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 142 reviews
Discover the science behind the abilities of your favorite superheroes! The concept of the superhero has permeated our culture. They fascinate their fans with their incredible superhuman abilities and impressive technology. But do you ever wonder if any of it is plausible or rooted in fact? Enter The Science of Superheroes, which address more than fifty topics that span the worlds of your favorite superheroes and villains. Explore and examine their amazing abilities and fantastic gadgets with a

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