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King Of The Comics: 100 Years Of King Features

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For a century readers around the world have started the day with King Features comics in their daily newspapers and now on their digital devices. This first-ever compendium celebrates those 100 years with more than 600 fantastic images! Popeye! Flash Gordon! Krazy Kat! Beetle Bailey! Blondie! Mutts! Prince Valiant! Maggie & Jiggs! Hägar the Horrible! Betty Boop! Barney Google and Snuffy Smith! Zits! Steve Canyon! Happy Hooligan! Polly and Her Pals! Baby Blues! Bizarro! Hi & Lois! and many more…100 years of comics presented by an award-winning team of comics…read more

The Nameless City

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Every nation that invades the City gives it a new name. But before long, new invaders arrive and the City changes hands once again. The natives don’t let themselves get caught up in the unending wars. To them, their home is the Nameless City, and those who try to name it are forever outsiders. Kaidu is one such outsider. He’s a Dao born and bred–a member of the latest occupying nation. Rat is a native of the Nameless City. At first, she hates Kai for everything he stands for, but…read more

Mark Schultz: Portfolio, The Complete Various Drawings

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During an impressive period—2005 through  2012—Mark Schultz turned his attention to producing a body of personal works and private commissions. The results, collected in the five Various Drawings volumes, focused on subjects about which Schultz feels most passionate. Among them are characters and tableaux pulled from mythology, science-fantasy and pulp adventure, featuring steely warriors and  femme fatales—his popular pulpette women included. Schultz’s Xenozoic world is profusely explored through a series of dynamic compositions with his protagonists, Jack and Hannah, placed in a variety of impossibly dangerous situations. In addition to his…read more

Bravo For Adventure

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This deluxe hardcover from IDW’s Library of American Comics contains all three of The Genius’s stories starring Jesse Bravo, knock-about pilot and reluctant swashbuckler, including the original graphic novel that’s been out of print for 30 years. Also included are never-before-seen pencil roughs, preliminary drawings, and story fragments, as well as Toth’s own coloring samples for an edition that never saw print, and-freed from storage after 40 years-some of the coloring for what was intended to be Bravo’s original 1975 first printing in France! The ultimate Bravo for Adventure, published…read more

Flash Gordon: The Storm Queen Of Valkir, Sundays 1944-1948

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Continuing the space-bound adventures of Flash Gordon, the original guardian of the galaxy as he strives to save us all from a slew of super-villainy hell-bent on domination, destruction and devilment; including the ruthless, seductive, Storm Queen of Valkir! Titan Comics, September 23, 2015 Hardcover, 224 pages, 11″x10″ ISBN: 9781782762867 $49.99 USD Order online: Amazon Following Alex Raymond after his epic run on Flash Gordon must have been a daunting and debilitating task. A new standard for science fiction artwork had been set. So how did Austin Briggs do it?…read more

Aliens: Salvation

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Selkirk, a God-fearing crewman aboard the space freighter Nova Maru, is forced at gunpoint to abandon ship with his captain. They crash-land on a small planet, but it is soon apparent that they have not entirely escaped the Nova Maru’s dreadful cargo. Dave Gibbons’ tale is fully realized by artists Mike Mignola and Kevin Nowlan. Writer: Dave Gibbons Penciller: Mike Mignola Inker: Kevin Nowlan Colorist: Matt Hollingsworth Cover Artist: Mike Mignola Dark Horse, September 02, 2015 Hardcover, 56 pages, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16” ISBN-13: 978-1-61655-755-3 $10.99 USD Order online: Amazon Dug up from the long, long…read more

Universal War One

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Humanity has colonized our entire solar system. In the middle of a civil war between the core planets and distant outlying planetary settlements, an immense black wall appears, cutting our solar system in two. The black wall absorbs all light and matter, and it’s up to a band of disgraced soldiers to investigate the phenomenon. Titan, September 30, 2015 Denis Bajram 288 pages, 8.5″x 11″, hardcover ISBN 9781782762386 $34.99 USD Order online: Amazon A dark space adventure leading to the story eating its own tale so to speak. What starts…read more

2015 Comic Reading List

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Back in 2013 I started keeping track of what comics I read. Being a very long term comic reader and collector I’ve always picked up books I wanted as they were published and invariably had a stack around the house of unread books. This stack became it’s own bookshelf of unread material and in 2013 I decided to document what was being read and whether or not I got around to reviewing it online. I keep the list in Simple Note, a handy web list site that also has an…read more

The Art Of Robert E. McGinnis

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An excellent overview of a fruitful career, The Art Of Robert E. McGinnis delivers on extensive images and to-the-point information. Painter Robert McGinnis has earned international renown as a master illustrator by creating poster art for such movies as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, James Bond films (seven of them), Barbarella (starring Jane Fonda), The Odd Couple, and Cotton Comes to Harlem. And he’s a legendary book cover artist, having painted images for approximately 1,400 titles, from authors such as Lawrence Block, Erle Stanley Gardner (Perry Mason crime case series), Carter Brown,…read more

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