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    10 Men Who Made Comics SC (2008 Wani Books) Japanese Edition 1-1ST

    NOTE: All Text is in Japanese. Includes Cover Sash - 1st printing. This book celebrates the careers and creations of some of the most influential comic creators in the business, 10 men that have inspired a generation of readers and creators. Includes a look at Reiji Matsumoto (Space Battleship Yamato); Go Nagai (Mazinger Z); Takao Saito (Golgo 13); Mitsuteru Yokoyama (Giant Robo); Fujio Akatsuka (Tensai Bakabon); Tetsuya Chiba (Notari Matsutarō); Kazuo Koike (Lone Wolf and Cub); Mikiya Mochizuki (Wild 7); Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009); and Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy). Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 10 1/2-in., 160 pages, full color. NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left.

    Note: All Text is in Japanese

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    10 Men Who Made Comics SC (2008 Wani Books) Japanese Edition 1N-1ST

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    NOTE: All Text is in Japanese. Does NOT Include Cover Sash - 1st printing. This book celebrates the careers and creations of some of the most influential comic creators in the business, 10 men that have inspired a generation of readers and creators. Includes a look at Reiji Matsumoto (Space Battleship Yamato); Go Nagai (Mazinger Z); Takao Saito (Golgo 13); Mitsuteru Yokoyama (Giant Robo); Fujio Akatsuka (Tensai Bakabon); Tetsuya Chiba (Notari Matsutarō); Kazuo Koike (Lone Wolf and Cub); Mikiya Mochizuki (Wild 7); Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009); and Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy). Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 10 1/2-in., 160 pages, full color. NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left.

    Note: All Text is in Japanese

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    100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons HC (2010) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Jerry Beck. In a world of sarcastic rabbits, megalomaniacal ducks, stuttering pigs, and dancing frogs, what defines greatness? Thousands of cartoon fans, historians, and animators were asked to select the greatest Looney Tunes episodes of all time based on historical significance, biggest laughs, best animation, and important milestones. Looney Tunes' most recognizable shorts and faces are gathered for the first time in a single volume with more than 300 color illustrations from private collectors and the Warner Bros. archives. Hardcover (Horizontal Format), 9 1/2-in. x 7-in., 220 pages, full color. Cover price $24.95.

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    1st printing. By Maurice Horn. A look back a true American art form - Comic Strips! Featuring histories, dossiers, and comic strips starring Alley Oop, Beetle Bailey, Betty Boop, Buck Rogers, Bugs Bunny, Charlie Chan, Donald Duck, Flash Gordon, the Flintstones, Gasoline Alley, Joe Palooka, Krazy Kat, Modesty Blaise, Polly and Her Pals, Pogo, and many, many more! Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 414 pages, PC/PB&W.

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    100 Years of American Newspaper Comics HC (1996 Gramercy) 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. By Maurice Horn. A look back a true American art form - Comic Strips! Featuring histories, dossiers, and comic strips starring Alley Oop, Beetle Bailey, Betty Boop, Buck Rogers, Bugs Bunny, Charlie Chan, Donald Duck, Flash Gordon, the Flintstones, Gasoline Alley, Joe Palooka, Krazy Kat, Modesty Blaise, Polly and Her Pals, Pogo, and many, many more! Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 414 pages, PC/PB&W.

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    100 Years of American Newspaper Comics HC (1996 Gramercy) 1N-REP

    NO Dust Jacket - 2nd and later printings. By Maurice Horn. A look back a true American art form - Comic Strips! Featuring histories, dossiers, and comic strips starring Alley Oop, Beetle Bailey, Betty Boop, Buck Rogers, Bugs Bunny, Charlie Chan, Donald Duck, Flash Gordon, the Flintstones, Gasoline Alley, Joe Palooka, Krazy Kat, Modesty Blaise, Polly and Her Pals, Pogo, and many, many more! Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 414 pages, PC/PB&W.

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    1000 Comic Books You Must Read HC (2009) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Tony Isabella. The volume of stunning artistry and memorable characters in this one-of-a kind guide entices both seasoned and casual collectors. Readers will find comic books produced between 1930 and the present, from all genres, represented by cover with background details including publisher, year of imprint, series and issue numbers, intriguing story notes and the reason it was chosen for this unique book. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 272 pages, full color. Cover price $29.99.

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    101 Outstanding Graphic Novels HC (2015 NBM) Updated Edition 1-1ST

    Updated Edition - 1st printing. The popular primer on the best graphic novels, initially called The 101 Best Graphic Novels, is back in its 3rd updated edition! Expert Librarian Stephen Weiner, with the crowdsourcing help of professionals in the field, from artists to critics to leading comic store owners, has sifted through the bewildering thousands of graphic novels now available to come up with an outstanding, not-to-be-missed 101. With an all-encompassing variety of genres, fiction and non-fiction, this serves as a great introduction to this increasingly influential world of pop culture and entertainment while also serving as a reference list for fans on what they may have possibly overlooked. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 80 pages, B&W. Cover price $15.99.

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    75 Years of DC Comics HC (2010 Taschen) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Paul Levitz. In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published New Fun #1, the first comic book with all-new, all-original comic material. What began as disposable media for children was soon on its way to becoming the mythology of our time, the 20th century's answer to Atlas or Zorro. Over 40,000 comic books later, in honor of the publisher's 75th-anniversary, Taschen has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics in an edition even Superman might have trouble lifting. Over 2,000 images are reproduced to bring the storylines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life as they've never been seen before. Telling the tales behind the tomes is 35-year DC veteran Paul Levitz, whose in-depth essays trace the company's history, from its pulp origins through to the future of digital publishing. Hardcover, 11 1/2-in. x 16-in., 720 pages, full color.

    CAUTION!!!!Be very careful when opening the carrying case. Recommended Opening Procedure:1)It is to be opened by gently pulling the tab by the handle on the Superman side of the case (located on the right-hand side). 2)Gently press your finger into it and slowly pull out to release the top flap. 3) Then, gently slide your fingers in from the sides and slowly pull the top flap up.4) Do NOT attempt to open with the tabs at the top and bottom (by the Taschen and 75 Years of...). 5)Use caution and patience when trying to open the case or tearing may occur.

    NOTE: Lone Star Comics will NOT accept returns due to damage that may occur when opening this item. Cover price $200.00.

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    75 Years of DC Comics HC (2017 Taschen) New Edition 1-1ST

    New Edition - 1st printing. By Paul Levitz. In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published New Fun #1, the first comic book with all-new, all-original comic material. What began as disposable media for children was soon on its way to becoming the mythology of our time, the 20th century's answer to Atlas or Zorro. More than 40,000 comic books later and in honor of the publisher's 75th anniversary, TASCHEN has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics. More than 2,000 images - covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles - are reproduced using the latest technology to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life as they've never been seen before. The 2010 original XL edition of 75 Years of DC Comics was winner of the 2011 Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Comics-Related Book of the Year! But as even Superman might have trouble lifting the XL, here is the chance to enjoy the title in a smaller format. And if it is still too heavy for you, the slipcase converts into a book stand, so you can delight in your favorite comic stories and characters book on display. Hardcover, 10-in. x 13-in., 720 pages, full color. Cover price $69.99.

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    75 Years of Marvel from the Golden Age to the Silver Screen HC (2014 Taschen) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Roy Thomas. From the very first issue of pulp impresario Martin Goodman's Marvel Comics in 1939, Marvel created a mythological universe grounded in a world that readers recognize as close to their own, brimming with humor and heartache. In the early 1960s, this audacious approach launched the creation of heroes who have since become household names - Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Avengers, Thor, the X-Men, the list goes on. In celebration of Marvel's 75th anniversary, TASCHEN presents a magnum opus of the most influential comic book publisher today, with an inside look not only at its celebrated characters, but also at the "bullpen" of architects whose names are almost as familiar as the protagonists they brought to life - Stan "the Man" Lee, Jack "King" Kirby, along with a roster of greats like Steve Ditko, John Romita, John Buscema, Marie Severin, and countless others. With essays by comics historian and former Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas, this book delves into the heart of thousands of costumed characters who continue to fight the good fight in comics, movies, and toy aisles of the world. Hardcover, 11 1/2-in. x 16-in., 720 pages, full color. Cover price $200.00.

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    Adventures of Herge Creator of Tintin HC (2007 Last Gasp) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Michael Farr. Following on from his best-selling Tintin: The Complete Companion, Michael Farr portrays the little-known but fascinating life of Hergé, the remarkable artist behind Tintin, the boy reporter who continues to thrill and delight an ever-widening audience. In seven separate sketches, he presents his picture of a man whose life is the key to his creation. Hardcover, 9-in. x 11-in., PC/PB&W. Cover price $29.95.

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    Adventures of Superman Collecting HC (1988 DC) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. The Adventures of Superman Collecting (1988) Limited Edition (2500 made) published by Russ Cochran, LTD. in association with DC Comics in 1988 was a 50th Anniversary celebration item for the Man of Steel. It contains information on absolutely everything anyone could possibly want to know about the 1st and arguably the greatest superhero of them all. From his inception by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel and his first appearance in 1938's Action Comics #1, Superman has been thrilling comic book readers and become a main stay in pop culture. Certainly a fine addition to any collection. Hardcover (slipcase), 9.5-in. x 12.5-in., 220 pages, fine illustrations and photographs of products and related mediums.

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    Age of TV Heroes HC (2010 TwoMorrows) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Jason Hofius and George Khoury. Painted cover by Alex Ross. Age of TV Heroes examines the history of the live-action television adventures of everyone's favorite comic book heroes! This volume features the in-depth stories of the actors and behind-the-scene players that made the classic super-hero television programs we all grew up with. From The Adventures of Superman and Batman to The Tick and Smallville, it's colorfully presented in vivid detail, lavishly designed with a bevy of color photographs. Includes new and exclusive interviews and commentary from Adam West (Batman), Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman), Patrick Warburton (The Tick), Nicholas Hammond (Spider-Man), William Katt (The Greatest American Hero), Jack Larson (The Adventures of Superman), John Wesley Shipp (The Flash), Jackson Bostwick (Shazam!) and many more, including comments from Reb Brown, Stephen J. Cannell, Chip Kidd, Stan Lee, Noel Neill, John Romita, Alex Ross, Ilya Salkind, Lou Scheimer, Lorenzo Semple and Lyle Waggoner. Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 192 pages, full color. Cover price $39.95.

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    Ages of Avengers SC (2015 McFarland) Essays on Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Changing Times 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Joseph J. Darowski. One of Marvel Comic's most popular franchises for five decades, the Avengers have always been reflective of their times, having adapted to an evolving readership to remain relevant. This collection of fresh essays by popular culture scholars examines Avengers story lines such as the Korvac Saga, Civil War, and Secret Invasion, and scrutinizes key characters including the Black Panther and Hank Pym. Essays explore how real-world events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the end of the Cold War, and 9/11 influenced popular entertainment in America. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 204 pages, Text Only. Cover price $40.00.

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    Ages of Iron Man SC (2015 McFarland) Essays on the Armored Avenger in Changing Times 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Joseph J. Darowski. Billionaire industrialist, cold warrior, weapons designer, alcoholic, philanthropist, Avenger - Tony Stark, the alter-ego of Marvel Comics' Iron Man, has played many roles in his five decades as a superhero. From his 1963 comics debut in Tales of Suspense to the recent film adaptations, hundreds of creators have had a hand in writing the character with evolving depictions and distinct artistic styles. This collection of essays provides an historical overview of an important figure in American popular culture and a close reading of Iron Man's most iconic story lines, including his origin in Vietnam, "Demon in a Bottle," "Civil War," and "Extremis." Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 278 pages, Text Only. Cover price $40.00.

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    Ages of Superman SC (2012 McFarland) Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Joseph J. Darowski. Since Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 in 1938, the superhero has changed with the times to remain a relevant icon of American popular culture. This collection explores the evolution of the Superman character and demonstrates how his alterations mirror historical changes in American society. These essays examine Superman's patriotic heroism during World War II, his increase in power in the early years of the Cold War, his death and resurrection at the end of the Cold War, and his recent dramatic reimagining. This volume reveals as much about America as it does about the champion of Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 246 pages, B&W. Cover price $40.00.

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    Ages of the Incredible Hulk SC (2015 McFarland) Essays on the Green Goliath in Changing Times 1-1ST

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    1st printing. BY Joseph J. Darowski. The Incredible Hulk is one of Marvel Comics' earliest super-heroes. Through the decades, the character and his narrative elements - the causes of Bruce Banner's transformations, the Hulk's strength, intelligence and skin color, the tone, theme and sources of conflict - have been continually reinvented to remain relevant. This collection of new essays explores Marvel's more than five decades of Hulk comics. The contributors analyze the Hulk and his supporting cast in their shifting historical contexts, offering insights into both our popular entertainment and our cultural history. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 278 pages, Text. Cover price $40.00.

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    Ages of the Justice League SC (2017 McFarland) Essays on America's Greatest Superheroes in Changing Times 1-1ST

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    1st printing. The first superhero team from the Silver Age of comics, DC's Justice League has seen many iterations since its first appearance in 1960. This collection of new essays examines more than five decades of Justice League comics and related titles. Each essay considers a storyline or era of the franchise in its historical and social contexts. Exploring both the popular culture and relevant events of the day, the contributors discuss how the Vietnam War was addressed in Justice League comics, how the Cold War transformed the roles of superheroes in the DC universe and how the post-9/11 political climate affected a crossover character. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 220 pages, Text. Cover price $19.99.

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    Ages of the X-Men SC (2014 McFarland) Essays on the Children of the Atom in Changing Times 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Joseph J. Darowski. With storylines that often contain overt social messages within its "mutant metaphor," X-Men is often credited with having more depth than the average superhero property. In this collection, each essay examines a specific era of the X-Men franchise in relationship to contemporary social concerns. The essays range from an analysis of popular science at the time of the first X-Men comic book in 1963 to an interpretation of a storyline in light of rhetoric of President Obama's first presidential campaign. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 244 pages, Text. Cover price $40.00.

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    Ages of Wonder Woman SC (2014 McFarland) Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Joseph J. Darowski. Created in 1941 by the psychologist William Marston, Wonder Woman would go on to have one of the longest continuous run of published comic book adventures in the history of the industry. More than 70 years after her debut, Wonder Woman remains a popular culture icon. Throughout the intervening years wars, the feminist movement, politics, and evolving social opinions and concerns can be seen influencing the stories found in Wonder Woman's comic books. In this collection of new essays, each examines a specific period or storyline from Wonder Woman comic books and analyzes that story in regard to contemporary issues in American society. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 248 pages, B&W. Cover price $40.00.

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    Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary HC (2013 Bloomsbury) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Denis Kitchen, and Michael Schumacher. Art by Al Capp. More than thirty years have passed since Al Capp's death, and he may no longer be a household name. But at the height of his career, his groundbreaking comic strip, Li'l Abner, reached ninety million readers. Though Li'l Abner brought millions joy, the man behind the strip was a complicated and often unpleasant person. With unprecedented access to Capp's archives and a wealth of new material, Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen have written a probing biography. Capp's story is one of incredible highs and lows, of popularity and villainy, of success and failure-told here with authority and heart! Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 320 pages, Text Only. Cover price $30.00.

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    Al Plastino: The Last Superman Standing SC (2016 TwoMorrows) An Illustrated Biography 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Eddie Zeno. Al Plastino was one of the last surviving penciler/inkers of the Golden Age. Laboring uncredited on Superman for two decades (1948-1968), he co-created Supergirl, Brainiac, and the Legion of Super-Heroes, drawing those characters' first appearances, and illustrating the initial comics story to feature Kryptonite. With a foreword by Paul Levitz, this book was completed just weeks before Al's recent passing. In these pages, the artist remembers both his struggles and triumphs in the world of comics, cartooning and beyond, painting a layered portrait of Plastino's life and career. And a wealth of illustrations show just how influential a figure he is in the history of comics. Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 112 pages, B&W. Cover price $17.95.

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    Alex Toth SC (1995 Kitchen Sink) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Introduction by Milton Caniff. Edited by Manuel Auad. Take a look back at comic history and what an artist like Alex Toth meant to it! Featuring quotes from legendary artists like Will Eisner, Al Williamson, Jim Steranko, and more! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 144 pages, B&W. Cover price $12.95.

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    All Star Companion TPB (2000-2009 TwoMorrows) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $19.95.

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    All Star Companion TPB (2000-2009 TwoMorrows) 1-REP

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    Volume 1 - 2nd and later printings. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $21.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    All Star Companion TPB (2000-2009 TwoMorrows) 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. By Roy Thomas. Roy Thomas' new sequel presents still more secrets of the Justice Society of America and All-Star Comics, from 1940 through the 1980s. Featuring: a fabulous wraparound cover by Carlos Pacheco; more amazing information and speculation on the classic All-Star Comics of 1940-1951; never-before-seen Golden Age art by Irwin Hasen, Carmine Infantino, Alex Toth, Mart Nodell, Paul Reinman, H.G. Peter, and others; art from the unpublished 1940s JSA story 'The Will of William Wilson' not seen in Volume 1; rare art from the original 1963-1985 JLA-JSA team-ups and the 1970s All-Star Comics revival by Mike Sekowsky, Dick Dillin, Joe Staton, Wally Wood, Keith Giffen, and Ric Estrada; full coverage of the 1980s All-Star Squadron, Young All-Stars, America vs. The Justice Society, and Last Days of the Justice Society, with a bio of every single All-Star (from Air Wave to Zatara), featuring never-seen art by Jerry Ordway, Rich Buckler, Adrian Gonzales, and Todd McFarlane. Plus, notes and illustrations on the original 1940s DC Comics sources of Roy's All-Star Squadron stories, as well as special JSA-related art and features by Frank Brunner, Alex Ross, Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Mignola, and Ramona Fradon. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 240 pages, B&W. Cover price $24.95.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    All Star Companion TPB (2000-2009 TwoMorrows) 3-1ST

    Volume 3 - 1st printing. Edited by Roy Thomas. Cover by George Pérez. Comics legend Roy Thomas presents more amazing secrets behind the 1940-51 All-Star Comics and the 1941-44 Seven Soldiers of Victory - and illustrated speculation about how other Golden Age super-teams might have been assembled! Also, an issue-by-issue survey of the JLA/JSA team-ups of 1963-85, the 1970s JSA revival, and the 1980s series The Young All-Stars and Secret Origins, with commentary by the artists and writers! Plus rare artwork from Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino, Neal Adams, Jerry Ordway, Murphy Anderson, Alex Toth, Nick Cardy, Gil Kane, Gene Colan, Michael Bair, Mike Sekowsky, Dick Dillin, Joe Staton, and many others! Featuring a new JLA/JSA cover by George Pérez! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 240 pages, B&W. Cover price $26.95.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    All Star Companion TPB (2000-2009 TwoMorrows) 4-1ST

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    Volume 4 - 1st printing. Edited by Roy Thomas. The All-Star Companions go out with a bang, with colossal coverage of the Golden Age All-Star Comics and the sensational secrets of the Junior Justice Society! An index of the complete solo adventures of all 18 original JSAers in their own features, from 1940 to 1951! The JSA's earliest imitators (Seven Soldiers of Victory, All Winners Squad, Marvel Family, and International Crime Patrol)! Infinity, Inc. on Earth-Two and after! And the 1980s Secret Origins series! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 240 pages, B&W. Cover price $27.95.

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    Alter Ego Presents John Romita and All that Jazz HC (2007 TwoMorrows) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Roy Thomas and Jim Amash. Art by John Romita Sr. Introduction by Stan Lee. Also featuring art by Todd McFarlane, John Romita, Jr., Neal Adfams, Stan Goldberg, Don Perlin, and more. In this new book, 'Jazzy' John Romita - the artist who made The Amazing Spider-Man Marvel's #1-selling comic book in the 1960s - talks about his life, his art, and his contemporaries! Authored by former Marvel Comics editor in chief and top writer Roy Thomas, and noted historian Jim Amash, it features the most definitive interview Romita's ever given, about working with such comics legends as Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, following Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko as artist on the strip, and more! Plus, Roy Thomas shares memories of working with Romita in the 1960s-70s, and Jim Amash examines the awesome artistry of Ring-a-Ding Romita! Lavishly illustrated with Romita art - original classic art, and unseen masterpieces - as well as illos by some of Marvel's and DC's finest, this is at once a career overview of a comics master, and a firsthand history of the industry by one of its leading artists! Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $44.95.

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    Amazing Book of Marvel Spider-Man HC (2017 DK) 1-1ST

    1st printing. The Amazing Book of Marvel's Spider-Man is an introductory guide to your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and his friends, foes, and more. Children new to Spider-Man will love discovering more about him in this young readers reference book with foldout paper flaps and a pull-out giant poster featuring Spider-Man. Large pictures and short, simple sentences bring the world of the web-slinger to life for children aged 5 and beyond. See Spider-Man's powers, meet Spider-Man's friends, and tremble at Spider-Man's villains like the Green Goblin. Hardcover, 9-in. x 11-in., 48 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.

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    Amazing Fantastic Incredible HC (2015 Touchstone) A Marvelous Memoir 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Stan Lee and Peter David. Art and cover by Colleen Doran. In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee - the comic book legend and co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes - shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be. Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. He has been the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and has brought to life some of the world's best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his career. Lee put the human in superhuman and in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth century. In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir, illustrated by Colleen Doran, Lee tells the story of his life with the same wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current resurgence in movies, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career. This funny, moving, and honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age. Hardcover, 7-in. x 9-in., 192 pages, full color. Cover price $30.00.

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    Amazing Fantastic Incredible HC (2015 Touchstone) A Marvelous Memoir 1S-1ST

    Deluxe Limited Signed Edition - 1st printing. Written by Stan Lee and Peter David. Art and cover by Colleen Doran. In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee - the comic book legend and co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes - shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be. Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. He has been the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and has brought to life some of the world's best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his career. Lee put the human in superhuman and in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth century. In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir, illustrated by Colleen Doran, Lee tells the story of his life with the same wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current resurgence in movies, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career. This funny, moving, and honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age. Hardcover (with Slipcase), 7-in. x 11-in., 192 pages, full color. NOTE: Limited to 1,500 copies. Cover price $250.00.

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    America Toons In SC (2014 McFarland) A History of Television Animation 1-1ST

    1st printing. By David Perlmutter. Animation has been part of television since the start of the medium but it has rarely received unbiased recognition from media scholars. This book takes a serious look at the whole genre of television animation, from the early themes and practices through the evolution of the art to the present day. By taking seriously something often thought to be frivolous, the book provides a framework for understanding the persistent presence of television animation in the American media and how surprisingly influential it has been. Softcover, 424 pages, Text (with B&W Illustrations and photos). Cover price $55.00.

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    America's Great Comic-Strip Artists HC (1989 Abbeville Press) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Richard Marschall. By focusing on the life and work of 16 of the most gifted artists of the comic strip, Richard Marschall not only celebrates their individual achievements but tells the beginnings a century ago to the present. Hardcover, 12-in. x 13-in., 296 pages, PC/PB&W.

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    American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1950s HC (2013 TwoMorrows) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Bill Schelly authors this volume on the 1950s era of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, with a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends. Schelly examines the rise of the EC "New Trend" titles (Tales of the Crypt, Weird Science), Harvey Kurtzman's Mad, and Carl Bark's work on Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge. Plus, the retooling of the Flash in Showcase #4 that kicked off the Silver Age, the introduction of the Martian Manhunter, Adam Strange, and the new Green Lantern! Also, the return of the Timely heroes Captain America, the Human Torch, and the Sub-Mariner, and the birth of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's Fighting American and The Fly! Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 224 pages, full color. Cover price $40.95.

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    American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1960s HC (2012 TwoMorrows) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "1960-1964!" The American Comic Book Chronicles is an ambitious new series of full-color hardcovers, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! John Wells covers all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics in the JFK and Beatles era, including: DC Comics' rebirth of Green Lantern and Hawkman and the launch of Justice League of America. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's transformation of superhero comics with Marvel's Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, and other iconic characters! Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 224 pages, full color. Cover price $39.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1960s HC (2012 TwoMorrows) 2-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "1965-1969!" The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of full-color hardcovers, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! John Wells covers the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics during the stormy cultural upheaval of 1965-1969! You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, creators, and trends, including: The transformation of Marvel Comics into a pop phenomenon! Wally Wood's Tower Comics storms on the scene with the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents while Charlton's Action Heroes strike a blow of their own! Batmania sweeps the nation as the smash Adam West TV show pushes superhero comic sales into orbit! Roy Thomas, Neal Adams, and Denny O'Neil lead a wave of fresh young voices in the comic book industry! Taken together, American Comic Book Chronicles forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for every comic book enthusiast! Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 288 pages, full color. Cover price $41.95.

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    American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1970s HC (2014 TwoMorrows) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Jason Sacks and Keith Dallas coordinate this volume on the 1970s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of the emerging Bronze Age! You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significat publications, notable creators, and trends, including: the dawn of relevance with Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams' Green Lantern, Jack Kirby's Fourth World saga, revisions to the Comics Code, Jeantte Kahn's arrival at DC, the coming of Jim Shooter, and the arrival of the Direct Market. Hardcover, 288 pages, full color. Cover price $41.95.

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    American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1980s HC (2013 TwoMorrows) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. "The 1980s: 1980-1989!" The American Comic Book Chronicles continues into the 1980s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics during the Reagan era. You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and major trends including: the rise and fall of Jim Shooter at Marvel Comics; the ascendancy of Frank Miller as a superstar; DC Comics' reboot with Crisis on Infinite Earths and its British Renaissance; the emergence of Direct Market-exclusive publishers; and many other events that shaped comic book history! Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 288 pages, full color. Cover price $39.95.

  • Issue #1
    American History Movies HC (1936) 1

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    Political Cartoons by Jack Patton and Commentary by Herbert Gambrell Regarding American History. Hardcover 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in. 88 pages B&W

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Anatomy of Zur-en-Arrh: Understanding Grant Morrison's Batman SC (2014) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Cody Walker. Grant Morrison has made a career of redefining heroes, but his work with Batman has been the most comprehensive. From Arkham Asylum and JLA to his seven-year run on Batman, Morrison has redefined and reworked the Caped Crusader from the ground up. He's also introduced new characters (such as Damian Wayne) and new concepts (such as Batman, Inc.). The Anatomy of Zur-En-Arrh analyzes Grant Morrison's Batman, including how it understands and reinterprets Batman's long history. Featuring an interview with Grant Morrison. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 272 pages, Text. Cover price $16.99.

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    Anime SC (2014 Korero Books) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Michelle Le and Colin Odell. This guide to anime offers an overview of the art form, looking at its development in Japan and its export to other cultures. It includes a history of Japanese animation from early examples to the relaunch of animation as a viable commercial entity and its enormous rise in popularity after World War II. The difference between manga and anime is explained, and a brief history of manga is offered, including its development from traditional art form (woodblock prints) to massive commercial success with millions of readers in Japan and worldwide. Odell and Le Blanc also consider anime style and genres, its market and importance in Japanese culture, and its perception in the West, including controversy, such as criticisms of sex and violence in anime that affect other national markets, including the UK (notably Urotsukidoji) and the U.S. Softcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $24.95.

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    Ark SC (1990 Titan) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Edited by Paul Duncan. Taking a look at the Past, Present (circa 1990), and Future of Comics, this book features articles on The Comics Pioneers: Leo Baxendale, Gene Colan, Will Eisner, Gil Kane, Jack Kirby, Dan Spiegle, and Alex Toth; The Europeans: Franquis Boucq and Jose Munoz; The Shock of the New: Brian Bolland, Scott Hampton, Brendan McCarthy, Jon J. Muth, George Pratt, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dave Sim & Gerhard, and Kent Williams; and Small Press Giants: Phil Elliot, Shane O'Dwyer, Ed Pinsent, Gary & Warren Pleece, and Carol Swain. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 170 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer SC (2017 McFarland) American Animation Pioneer 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Ray Pointer and Jerry Beck. The history of animated cartoons has for decades been dominated by the accomplishments of Walt Disney, giving the impression that he invented the medium. In reality, it was the work of several pioneers. Max Fleischer, inventor of the Rotoscope technique of tracing animation frame by frame over live-action footage, was one of the most prominent. Where Disney reflected a Midwestern sentimentality, Fleischer presented a sophisticated urban attitude with elements of German Expressionism and organic progression. This book covers his life and work and the history of the studio that bore his name, with previously unpublished artwork and photographs. Softcover, 278 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $39.95.

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    Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach HC (2012) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Edited by Aaron Meskin and Roy T. Cook. The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach is the first ever anthology on the aesthetics of comics in the analytic tradition. As such, it is predictably rigorous, but, perhaps more surprisingly, it exhibits a very deep love of comics as well as an intimate and close knowledge of the art form in all its diversity and detail. The book is a splendid addition to the growing body of work on the philosophies of the arts. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 320 pages, Text (with B&W Chapter Illustrations).

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    Art of Hanna-Barbera: Fifty Years of Creativity HC (1989) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. YABBA-DABBA-DOO! Here's the first book ever on the world's largest film animation company and the partnership that created it... With over 300 color photographs, THE ART OF HANNA-BARBARA tells the stories behind the characters we've grown up with: Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Auggie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, Quick Draw McGraw, Yogi Bear, Boo Boo and Ranger Smith, Scooby Doo, Penelope Pitstop, Dastardly and Muttley, Top Cat, Snagglepuss, Magilla Gorilla, Josie and the Pussycats, Blue Falcon and Dynomutt, Birdman, Space Ghost, and many, many more! Includes biographical chapters, as well as extensive appendices. Hardcover, 11 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 270 pages, full color.

  • Issue #1N-1ST
    Art of Hanna-Barbera: Fifty Years of Creativity HC (1989) 1N-1ST

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    NO Dust Jacket - 1st printing. YABBA-DABBA-DOO! Here's the first book ever on the world's largest film animation company and the partnership that created it... With over 300 color photographs, THE ART OF HANNA-BARBARA tells the stories behind the characters we've grown up with: Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Auggie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, Quick Draw McGraw, Yogi Bear, Boo Boo and Ranger Smith, Scooby Doo, Penelope Pitstop, Dastardly and Muttley, Top Cat, Snagglepuss, Magilla Gorilla, Josie and the Pussycats, Blue Falcon and Dynomutt, Birdman, Space Ghost, and many, many more! Includes biographical chapters, as well as extensive appendices. Hardcover, 11 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 270 pages, full color.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Art of Neil Gaiman SC (2016 Harper Design) The Story of a Writer with Handwritten Notes, Drawings, Manuscripts, and Personal Photographs 1-1ST

    1st printing. Novelist, comics writer, scriptwriter, poet, and occasional artist, there are few creative avenues Neil Gaiman hasn't ventured down - from unforgettable novels to groundbreaking comics, from big-screen fantasies to small-screen epics, and from short stories to songwriting, stage plays to radio plays, journalism to filmmaking, and all points in between. The Art of Neil Gaiman is the first book to tell the full story of his amazing creative life. Never-before-seen manuscripts, notes, cartoons, drawings, and personal photographs from Neil's own archive are complemented by artwork and sketches from all of his major works and his own intimate recollections. Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 320 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.

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    Art of the Disney Golden Books HC (2014 Disney Editions) 1-1ST

    1st printing. A nostalgic trip down memory lane of beloved childhood treasures! Walt Disney once wisely said, "There is more treasure in books than in all pirates' loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main . . . and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life." No doubt Walt was referring to the intangible wealth of opportunities for learning and imagining inherent in the act of reading, but when one considers the vibrant art and gilded spines of the Disney Golden Books, Walt's pronouncement takes on a parallel meaning. For perhaps no other children's books are as cherished and collected - as though they were doubloons and jewels - than the Disney Golden Books. The Art of the Disney Golden Books celebrates a legacy that has now thrived for more than eighty years and continues to influence new generations of artists and filmmakers. Through interviews with contemporary animators who recall tracing the characters in their childhood Disney Golden Books, paintings by artists who influenced and inspired the Disney Golden Book illustrations, and a generous complement of Golden Book artwork - much of which was thought to have been lost until very recently - the rich tradition of the series is explored in this vibrant volume! Hardcover, 9-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, full color. Cover price $35.00.