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Hellboy: The Art of Hellboy
By Brand: Dark Horse
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mpn: 9781593070892, ean: 9781593070892, isbn: 1593070896,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
The Art of Hellboy softcover is a lower-priced, paperback version of the stunning limited edition hardcover Dark Horse released in the Spring of 2003. Featuring art never seen before the publication of the hardcover, unused and unfinished covers, and drawing upon ten years of sketchbooks, The Art of Hellboy provides the ultimate inside look at Mignola’s design, storytelling, and color work. Page after page of rarely seen art reveals the labor involved in creating one of comics’ most acclaime

Only at Comic-Con: Hollywood, Fans, and the Limits of Exclusivity
By Rutgers University Press
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ean: 9780813594712, isbn: 0813594715,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
When the San Diego Comic-Con was founded in 1970, it provided an exclusive space where fans, dealers, collectors, and industry professionals could come together to celebrate their love of comics and popular culture. In the decades since, Comic-Con has grown in size and scope, attracting hundreds of thousands of fans each summer and increased attention from the media industries, especially Hollywood, which uses the convention’s exclusivity to spread promotional hype far and wide. What made the

Little Nemo: 1905-1914 (Evergreen)
By Taschen
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ean: 9783822863008, isbn: 3822863009,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
A reproduction of some of the ''Little Nemo'' comic strip from the early 20th century. This volume reflects the distinctive art-nouveau style of the original drawings and follows Little Nemo as he journeys nightly into the world of dreams.

The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga
By McCarthy, Helen/ Tezuka, Osamu (ILT)/ Otomo, Katsuhiro (FRW)
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mpn: 9780810982499, ean: 9780810982499, isbn: 0810982498,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
Osamu Tezuka has often been called “the god of manga” and “the Walt Disney of Japan,” but he was far more than that. Tezuka was Walt Disney, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Tim Burton, and Carl Sagan all rolled into one incredibly prolific creator, changing the face of Japanese culture forever. Best known for Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion, Tezuka was instrumental in developing Japanese animation and modern manga comics. The Art of Osamu Tezuka is the first authorized biography celebrating his

A Theory of Narrative Drawing (Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels)
By Palgrave Macmillan
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mpn: 47332877, ean: 9781137521651, isbn: 1137521651,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
This book offers an original new conception of visual story telling, proposing that drawing, depictive drawing and narrative drawing are produced in an encompassing dialogic system of embodied social behavior. It refigures the existing descriptions of visual story-telling that pause with theorizations of perception and the articulation of form. The book identifies and examines key issues in the field, including: the relationships between vision, visualization and imagination; the theoretical rem

Erotic Comics: A Graphic History from Tijuana Bibles to Underground Comix
By Abrams
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ean: 9780810995154, isbn: 0810995158,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
This international survey of erotic comics chronicles a groundbreaking form of sexual expression up to 1970, the years when mainstream culture spurned explicit eroticism. In the 1930s, American “Tijuana Bibles,” little pornographic comic books that parodied popular comics and comic strips, were widely available. World War II gave a boost to erotic comics, especially illustrated pin-ups. This set the stage for men’s magazines such as Playboy, which included racy cartoons from the beginning,

American Theology, Superhero Comics, and Cinema (Routledge Studies in Religion and Film)
By Routledge
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ean: 9781138548855, isbn: 1138548855,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
Stan Lee, who was the head writer of Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, co-created such popular heroes as Spider-Man, Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and Daredevil. This book traces the ways in which American theologians and comic books of the era were not only both saying things about what it means to be human, but, starting with Lee they were largely saying the same things. Author Anthony R. Mills argues that the shift away from individualistic ideas of human personhood and

American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion: The Superhero Afterlife
By Palgrave Macmillan
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ean: 9781137465603, isbn: 1137465603,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
Unlocking a new and overdue model for reading comic books, this unique volume explores religious interpretations of popular comic book superheroes such as the Green Lantern and the Hulk. This superhero subgenre offers a hermeneutic for those interested in integrating mutiplicity into religious practices and considerations of the afterlife.

History and Politics in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels
By Brand: University Press of Mississippi
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ean: 9781604730043, isbn: 1604730048,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
With Essays by Baru, Bart Beaty, Cécile Vernier Danehy, Hugo Frey, Pascal Lefèvre, Fabrice Leroy, Amanda Macdonald, Mark McKinney, Ann Miller, and Clare Tufts In Belgium, France, Switzerland, and other French-speaking countries, many well-known comics artists have focused their attention on historical and political events. In works ranging from comic books and graphic novels to newspaper strips, cartoonists have addressed such controversial topics as French and Belgian collaboration and resist

Batman: Metal Die-Cast Bat-Signal
By Running Press
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mpn: MAY172120, ean: 9780762462162, isbn: 0762462167,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 18 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.Summon Batman with this replica of the Bat-Signal!. Made of metal, w

The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life: A Library of America Special Publication
By Library of America
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ean: 9781598536164, isbn: 1598536168,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
A one-of-a-kind celebration of America's greatest comic strip--and the life lessons it can teach us--from a stellar array of writers and artistsOver the span of fifty years, Charles M. Schulz created a comic strip that is one of the indisputable glories of American popular culture—hilarious, poignant, inimitable. Some twenty years after the last strip appeared, the characters Schulz brought to life in Peanuts continue to resonate with millions of fans, their beguiling four-panel adventures and

DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition: The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the DC Universe
By DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley
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mpn: 24734410, ean: 9781465453570, isbn: 1465453571,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 8 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 includin

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

4.2 out of 5 stars with 9 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 s

Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels
By William Morrow
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mpn: FBA-|278939, ean: 9780060780944, isbn: 0060780940,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
''Magnificent! The best how-to manual ever published.'' — Kevin Kelly, Cool ToolsScott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture in 1993 with Understanding Comics, a massive comic book about comics, linking the medium to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism, and web design. In Reinventing Comics, McCloud took this to the next level, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are generated, read, and perceived today. Now, in Making Comics, McCloud focuses

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,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 50 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

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