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Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics
Told in vivid graphic novel form by a groundbreaking Eisner-nominated comics creator, the long-overdue biography of the legend who co-created Captain America, Iron Man, Black Panther, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and many more superhero favorites.This sweeping, full-color comic book biography tells the complete life story of Jack Kirby, co-creator of some of the most enduring superheroes and villains of the twentieth century for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and more. Critically acclaimed graphic novelist Tom Scioli breathes visual life into Kirby’s life story–from his days growing up in New York during the Great Depression and discovering a love for science fiction and cartoons to his time on the frontlines in the European theatre of World War II where he experienced the type of action and adventure he’d later imbue his comic pages with, and on to his world-changing collaborations at Marvel with Stan Lee, where the pair redefined comics as a part of pop culture.Just as every great superhero needs a villain to overcome, Kirby’s story also includes his struggles to receive the recognition and compensation that he believed his work deserved. Scioli captures his moves from Marvel to DC and back again, showing how Kirby himself and later his family fought to preserve his artistic legacy.Drawn from an unparalleled imagination and a life as exciting as his comic book tales, Kirby’s super-creations have influenced subsequent generations of creatives in the comics field and beyond. Now, readers can experience the life and times of a comics titan through the medium that made him famous.
Genre: Graphic Novels, Biography
- Issue # TPB (Part 2) (2 years ago)
- Issue # TPB (Part 1) (2 years ago)
Fantastic Four: Grand Design
Collects Fantastic Four: Grand Design (2019) #1-2, Fantastic Four (1961) #51. The best-selling GRAND DESIGN format continues with Marvel’s First Family! Critically acclaimed cartoonist Tom Scioli re-examines the FF’s early days in the “sole-authorship” tradition made famous by Ed Piskor’s X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN trilogy! Join the Watcher and witness how it all began for Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Girl, the Human Torch and the Thing! And relive the debuts of the biggest friends and foes in the FF’s history — Doctor Doom, the Black Panther, Galactus, the Mole Man, the Inhumans and more — as the fabulous Fantastic Four receive the GRAND DESIGN treatment!
- Issue #1 (3 years ago)
Final Frontier, the world's greatest superhero rock band, gives their farewell rooftop concert so that the co-fronts Doctor Stiff and ShadoWidow can tie the knot. Standing between the lovebirds and wedded bliss are a series of wedding crashers: a space god, a robot vampire, a fallen angel and Frankenstein's monster.
- Issue # TPB (3 years ago)
Go-Bots have changed our way of life. Leader-1 is a self-aware fighter jet on a hostage rescue mission with his partner, Commander Nick Burns. Scooter is the personal transport and best friend to undergrad A.J. Foster. Turbo is Matt Hunter’s transforming race car in the hottest sport in America, Go-Bot Racing. Cy-Kill is the champion of the illegal, underground Go-Bot Fighting League. They say they’re here to help us, but are they here to replace us?
American Barbarian (2015)
American Barbarian is a pop art odyssey from the artist and co-author of Transformers vs. G.I. JOE. A red-white-and-blue-haired hero must defend a post-post-apocalyptic world from the immortal Two-Tank Omen.
- Issue # TPB (Part 3) (4 years ago)
- Issue # TPB (Part 2) (4 years ago)
- Issue # TPB (Part 1) (4 years ago)
American Barbarian is an epic revenge quest across the post-post apocalyptic world of New Earthea. Meric, the titular aMERICan barbarian, survives his own personal apocalypse when Two-Tank Omen destroys everything the young warrior has ever known. Meric must fight his way through an army of zombies, mutants and robosaurs (robotic dinosaurs) on the way to his final battle with the undead cyborg pharoah. This story by Tom Scioli, co-creator of Godland, is both laugh-out-loud funny and deadly serious in the tradition of the classic comic book epics of Jack Kirby.
Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye
Cave Carson has done it all: survived countless adventures below the Earth's surface, met the love of his life, and gotten a cybernetic eye...somehow. After he and his wife, Eileen, sent their only daughter Chloe off to college, Cave was ready to become just another mundane member of the surface world. That is, until Eileen got sick. Newly widowed, Cave tries to piece his life back together when a knock on the door of his secret underground lab pulls him back into a past that he and Eileen thought they had left buried deep within the Earth. Adding to his troubles, Cave must determine if his recent hallucinations and visions are the work of his mind or his mysterious cybernetic eye. (Spoiler: It's the eye.) Written by Gerard Way (DOOM PATROL, Umbrella Academy) and Jon Rivera (Heartbreak), and illustrated by Michael Avon Oeming (Powers), this is an absurdist action-adventure story unlike any other!
The Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Movie Adaptation
Imagine a world where the greatest comic book crossover of all time inspires a movie adaptation… and that movie adaptation inspires its own comic book! Visionary writer-artist Tom Scioli returns to the weird world of Transformers vs. G.I. Joe and brings an even weirder twist to this new story: what would the comic book adaptation of the movie version of the comic book look like? It's time to find out in the most epic, scintillating, off-the-wall, exciting comic of 2017!
Genre: Action, Adventure, Military, Robots, Movies & TV
- Issue # Full (6 years ago)
The Transformers vs. G.I. Joe
SPACE WAR I! Earth makes contact with an alien race-and G.I. JOE is on the front lines of first contact! But when the TRANSFORMERS arrive-their version of "peace" does not match our own...