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Anime & Manga

My Hero Academia, Vol. 17My Hero Academia, Vol. 17
from Horikoshi, Kohei, ISBN: 9781974702565
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The Pokémon Encyclopedia, OfficialThe Pokémon Encyclopedia, Official
from Pokémon, ISBN: 9781408349953
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Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Complete Series Box SetBattle Angel Alita Deluxe Complete Series Box Set
from Kishiro, Yukito, ISBN: 9781632367112
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Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 Drawing Lessons from the Creator of AkikoMastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 Drawing…
It's THE book on manga from YouTube's most popular art instruction Guru! There's more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authentic manga style-from drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high-drama spreads. You'll learn how a few basic lines will help you place facial features in their proper locations and simple tricks for getting body proportions right., Plus, you'll find inspiration for infusing your work with expression, attitude and action. This is the book fans have been requesting for years, packed with expert tips on everything from hairstyles and clothing to word bubbles and sound effects, delivered in the same friendly, easy-to-follow style that has made Mark Crilley one of the "25 Most Subscribed to Gurus on YouTube." Take this opportunity to turn the characters and stories in your head into professional-quality art on the page! Packed with everything you need to make your first (or your best-ever) manga stories!*30 step-by-step demonstrations showing how to draw faces and figures for a variety of ages and body types * Inspirational galleries featuring 101 eyes, 50 ways to draw hands, 40 hairstyles, 12 common expressions, 30 classic poses and more! * Tutorials to create a variety of realistic settings * Advanced lessons on backgrounds, inking, sequencing and layout options
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The Complete MAUSThe Complete MAUS
The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman - the Pulitzer prize-winning Holocaust survivor story' The most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust' Wall Street Journal' The first masterpiece in comic book history' The New Yorker The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story. Maus approaches the unspeakable through the diminutive. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), shocks us out of any lingering sense of familiarity and succeeds in 'drawing us closer to the bleak heart of the Holocaust' (The New York Times).Maus is a haunting tale within a tale., Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival, they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits. This astonishing retelling of our century's grisliest news is a story of survival, not only of Vladek but of the children who survive even the survivors., Maus studies the bloody pawprints of history and tracks its meaning for all of us.This combined, definitive edition includes Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II.Art Spiegelman is a contributing editor and artist for the New Yorker. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Maus, and a Guggenheim fellowship., It was also nominated for the National Book Critics Award. His other books include: Breakdowns: From Maus to Now, an Anthology of Strips; The Wild Party; Open Me, I'm A Dog; Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched to Their Limits; In the Shadow of No Towers; Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!; Be a Nose; Jack and the Box and MetaMaus. He lives in New York.
from Spiegelman, Art, ISBN: 9780141014081
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Steven Universe: Art & OriginsSteven Universe: Art & Origins
The Art of Steven Universe is the first book to take fans behind the scenes of the groundbreaking and boundlessly creative Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe. The eponymous Steven is a boy who-alongside his mentors, the Crystal Gems (Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl)-must learn to use his inherited powers to protect his home, Beach City, from the forces of evil. Bursting with concept art, production samples, early sketches, storyboards and exclusive commentary, this lavishly illustrated companion book offers a meticulous oral and visual history of the show, as well as an all-access tour of the creative team's process., Beginning with creator Rebecca Sugar's early influences and work, then delving into the making of the series, The Art of Steven Universe reveals how Sugar, the writers, the animators and the voice actors work in tandem to bring this adventure-packed television series to life.
from McDonnell, Chris, ISBN: 9781419724435
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Children's

Dog Man 6: Brawl of the WildDog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild
from Pilkey, Dav, ISBN: 9781338236576
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The Adventures of Dog Man 2: UnleashedThe Adventures of Dog Man 2: Unleashed
Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, is still learning a few tricks of the trade. If only the Chief would throw him a bone every once and a while... Dog Man needs to dry up the drool, dust away the dander, and roll out of the refuse if he's going to impress the Chief, and he needs to do it fast! Petey the cat is out of the bag, and his criminal curiosity is taking the city by storm., Can the canine crime biter unleash justice on this ruffian in time to save the city, or will Petey get away with the purrfect crime?
from Pilkey, Dav, ISBN: 9781407186603
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Dog Man 5: Lord of the FleasDog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas
Howl with laughter with Dog Man, the #1 New York Times-bestselling series from Dav Pilkey! When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action - and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue?
from Pilkey, Dav, ISBN: 9780545935173
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Cult Graphic Novels

Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa LuxemburgRed Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg
Rosa tells the life story of philosopher, economist, publisher, writer, organizer, political leader, and martyr Rosa Luxemburg, in full-color, graphic form. The story follows Rosa from her family life in Jewish Poland, where she became the leader of a general strike at age fifteen and was exiled from her homeland at eighteen, to her immersion into the then largest radical party in the world, the German Social Democratic Party, to her founding of the German Communist Party and leadership of the German revolution of 1919. This beautifully drawn graphic life gives "Red Rosa" her due as an iconic radical, but also portrays a fascinating woman with a rich love life, struggles with physical disability, and an abiding love of literature and theater., Rosa will contribute to the growing understanding of one of the 20th century's greatest revolutionaries.
from Kate Evans, ISBN: 9781784780999
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From HellFrom Hell
Published 2006 by Knockabout Comics. Very good condition overall, some minor shelf wear, Internally excellent, clean and unmarked.Amazon Review:"I shall tell you where we are. We're in the most extreme and utter region of the human mind. A dim, subconscious underworld. A radiant abyss where men meet themselves. Hell, Netley. We're in Hell." Having proved himself peerless in the arena of reinterpreting superheroes, Alan Moore turned his ever-incisive eye to the squalid, enigmatic world of Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel murders of 1888. Weighing in at 576 pages, From Hell is certainly the most epic of Moore's works and remarkably and is possibly his finest effort yet in a career punctuated by such glorious highlights as Watchmen and V for Vendetta . Going beyond the myriad existing theories, which range from the sublime to the ridiculous, Moore presents an ingenious take on the slaughter. His Ripper's brutal activities are the epicentre of a conspiracy involving the very heart of the British Establishment, including the Freemasons and The Royal Family. A popular claim, which is transformed through Moore's exquisite and thoroughly gripping vision, of the Ripper crimes being the womb from which the 20th century, so enmeshed in the celebrity culture of violence, received its shocking, visceral birth. Bolstered by meticulous research that encompasses a wide spectrum of Ripper studies and myths and coupled with his ability to evoke sympathies in such monstrous characters, Moore has created perhaps the finest examination of the Ripper legacy, observing far beyond society's obsessive need to expose Evil's visage. Ultimately, as Moore observes, Jack's identity and his actions are inconsequential to the manner in which society embraced the Fear: "It's about us. It's about our minds and how they dance. Jack mirrors our hysterias. Faceless, he is the receptacle for each new social panic." Eddie Campbell's stunning black and white artwork, replete with a scratchy, dirty sheen, is perfectly matched to the often-unshakeable intensity of Moore's writing. Between them, each murder is rendered in horrifying detail, providing the book's most unnerving scenes, made more so in uncomfortable, yet lyrical moments as when the villain embraces an eviscerated corpse, craving understanding; pleading that they "are wed in legend, inextricable within eternity". Though technically a comic, the term hardly begins to describe From Hell's inimitable grandeur and finesse, as it takes the medium to fresh heights of ingenuity and craftsmanship. Moore and Campbell's autopsy on the emaciated corpse of the Ripper myth has divulged a deeply disturbing yet undeniably captivating masterpiece. --Danny Graydon
from Alan Moore, ISBN: 9780861661411
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Batman: Arkham AsylumBatman: Arkham Asylum
Amazon Review:If comics are the modern mythos (a pretentious statement, maybe, but what other art form allows so many storytellers to work with a handful of established characters?), Batman is Gilgamesh--the man of a thousand faces. Portrayed as everything from costumed clown (the Bat-Mite years) to vengeance personified, he is one of the two pillars of the DC Universe--the ultimate in human achievement, as opposed to Superman, the impossibly powerful near-deity who struggles to live as a man.At the series' best, Batman's writers and artists have portrayed the struggle between the man and the mission--the scarred child who donned a cowl to overcome his fears, and the realities that come with his (let's face it) completely implausible existence. As with any fantastic fiction, a certain amount of suspension of disbelief comes with the territory--and in the case of Grant Morrison and Dave McKean's Arkham Asylum, that's a necessary thing. Morrison, the creator of off-key series The Invisibles and probably best known for his work on The Justice League of America, here spins a tale of the titular institution, the home-away-from-home for the members of Batman's Rogue's Gallery. Psychologically intense, the story is split between Batman's ordeal in an Arkham overthrown by the inmates and run by the Joker (easily the most unstable nemesis for our hero) and the heretofore untold tale of Amadeus Arkham, founder of the Asylum.McKean's painted artwork is both detailed and impressionistic (a nice duality in itself) and even more disturbing than the facts of the story; this is a story that, as told, could not creditably exist in another medium. It's a triumph of both art and craft--but, like p.j. Harvey's Is This Desire?, it may be a triumph of art over enjoyability: reading this book can be unsettling, if not disturbing. Further, Morrison's treatment of the regulars is clearly subject to the conceit of the story--neither Batman nor Two-Face are really "in character" here (for that matter, neither is the Joker, though his mental instability makes it tough to argue against any behavioural pattern). Ultimately, Arkham Asylum is a creation unto itself, best remembered as a singular work of art that is only by necessity a part of the Batman universe. --Randy Silver
from Morrison, Grant, ISBN: 9781852862800
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The Umbrella Academy Volume 1The Umbrella Academy Volume 1
Gerard Way, of My Chemical Romance, makes his comics writing debut in this outrageous superhero epic that Grant Morrison called ultraviolet psychedelic sherbet bomb of wit and ideas. The superheroes of the 21st century are here at last..." In an inexplicable, worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, save the world." These seven children form The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again
from Gerard Way, ISBN: 9781593079789
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Dog Man 6: Brawl of the WildDog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild
from Pilkey, Dav, ISBN: 9781338236576
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The Umbrella Academy Volume 2: DallasThe Umbrella Academy Volume 2: Dallas
Umbrella Academy
from Way, Gerard, ISBN: 9781595823458
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History & Price Guides

Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 48Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 48
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 key character anniversaries and you have a solid reminder of why the Guide has been the Bible of comic book collectors and dealers since 1970! Premiere DC artist Ethan Van Sciver provides the Flash/Green Lantern cover, and Ryan Sook provides the Planet of the Apes cover. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.
from Overstreet, Robert M., ISBN: 9781603602211
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Comics Journal #303, The The New MainstreamComics Journal #303, The The New Mainstream
from Groth, Gary, ISBN: 9781683961710
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Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating MangaManga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of…
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 drawing, the character histories he draws up for each of the characters he creates, his methodology for storytelling inspired by the great Ernest Hemingway, and many more aspects of manga creation in this how-to guide penned by an industry legend.
from Araki, Hirohiko, ISBN: 9781421594071
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Publishers

Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need To KnowMarvel Absolutely Everything You Need To Know
Fantastic facts, incredible info and uncanny trivia about the Super Heroes and villains of the Marvel Comics Universe. Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is packed with fun facts, bizarre-but-true tales and quirky insights in everyone's favourite Marvel comic characters, including The Avengers, Spider-Man and Daredevil. Discover why the Hulk comes in three different varieties - green, grey and red, and how a frog once gained Thor's powers! From behind-the-scenes revelations to strange and interesting facts, this unique book will surprise and delight new and die-hard Marvel fans alike. This hardback book has 240 pages and measures 23.6 x 2.2 x 28.3cm
from DK, ISBN: 9780241232620
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