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Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics

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.

Special Exits

Special Exits

Though Lars and Rachel are the protagonists of Special Exits, Farmer makes her voice known through creative visual metaphors and in her indictment of the careless treatment of the elderly in nursing homes. Special Exits gracefully deals with the hard reality of caring for aging loved ones: those who are or who have been in similar situations might find comfort in it, and those who haven’t will find much to admire in the bravery and good humor of Lars and Rachel...

The Stars of History: Charlie Chaplin

The Stars of History: Charlie Chaplin

In creating The Little Tramp, Charlie Chaplin became a legend. Who remembers now that he was English, that he came up from nothing, that he made his fortune in the United States, that he had to flee the country under pressure from McCarthyism, or that he created the very first production house run by artists? Full of humor, the “Stars of History” collection offers a fresh new look at the legends of cinema.

The Zolas

The Zolas

We know the brilliant writer of the Rougon-Macquart series and the committed author of the open letter “J’accuse…!” but what do we know about his private life? Who were the women in his life? How did they help him to accomplish his work? At what sacrifice? A remarkable fresco that takes us back to the end of the 19th century, to the heart of an ever-changing France and the city of Paris, full of artists and workers.

GodSpeed: The Kurt Cobain Graphic

GodSpeed: The Kurt Cobain Graphic

Much more than a biography, GodSpeed is unlike anything you have read about Kurt Cobain before. It transmutes an extraordinary life into an equally extraordinary work of art.

Andre the Giant: Closer To Heaven

Andre the Giant: Closer To Heaven

This lavishly illustrated authorized biography of pro wrestling legend Andre the Giant charts his entire life from the earliest days on his family's farm to his blockbuster feuds with the biggest wrestling stars of all time, exploring the dark side of fame and fortune along the way.

Zero Zero

Zero Zero

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Genre: Biography

Bobby Fulton & The Fantastics

Bobby Fulton & The Fantastics

Learn how young Bobby Fulton was inspired to begin his wrestling career as a young teenager and progressed from a brawler to a multi-skilled favorite of his era, with equal prowess in both entertainment and technical wrestling skill. Discover how The Fantastics were born as a fan-beloved tag team that spanned decades. Follow the lives of these men who sacrificed to realize their dreams...and succeeded!

Hacksaw Jim Duggan

Hacksaw Jim Duggan

Renowned for his trademark 2x4 plank and his signature "HOOOOOOO!" battle cry, Hacksaw Jim Duggan's storied wrestling career spans 35 years and every major wrestling promotion in the United States, including Mid-South, WCW, and, of course, his prime years as the patriotic babyface in the WWF. Introduced to professional wrestling by patriarch Fritz Von Erich, Hacksaw went on to timeless feuds with Nikolai Volkoff, Sgt. Slaughter, Yokozuna, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Steve Austin, and many more. Along the way, he won the first-ever Royal Rumble championship, became King of the WWF in 1989, and was WCW United States Heavyweight Champion in 1994. His unmatched charisma and ring presence, along with this bounty of accomplishments, landed him a well-deserved place in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.

The Killer Bees

The Killer Bees

B. Brian BlairBased on personal interviews with one-half of the Killer Bees, B. Brian Blair, this volume details the early career of the legendary wrestler from Gary, Indiana, including his training with Hiro Matsuda (alongside Hulk Hogan) and his stints in World Class Championship Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling, culminating in his winning of the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship in 1982.

You Don't Know Jack: The Jake Hager Story

You Don't Know Jack: The Jake Hager Story

The comic book biography of Jake Hager, the once Jack Swagger of ECW and WWE fame and Jake Strong of Lucha Underground, now wrestling for AEW under his given name. Follow the wrestling action of his formative years at the University of Oklahoma and other early life experiences that paved his path to wrestling stardom and recent MMA success! The comic is based on personal interviews with Jake conducted by writer and wrestling historian, John Crowther. It's 100% authorized and authentic!

The Rock 'n' Roll Express

The Rock 'n' Roll Express

It is the full story of Ricky Morton, one-half of the 2017 WWE Hall of Famers and holders of MANY world tag team titles (including the NWA and Mid-South belts) since the 1980's. Witness their legendary feuds with The Midnight Express, The Road Warriors, The Four Horsemen, and Randy Savage and Lanny Poffo! Learn how they became wrestlers and came to be partners in the first place. Our comic is fully authorized by The Rock 'N' Roll Express and based on actual interviews with Ricky!

Palooka-Ville

Palooka-Ville

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Genre: Biography

Django: Hand On Fire

Django: Hand On Fire

“Django: Hand on Fire” tells the story of the youth of Django Reinhardt, a Roma raised outside Paris who would go on to be one of the most influential guitarists of all time. We follow his early years as an aimless and rebellious kid who is heading for a life of trouble until his devoted younger brother Nin-Nin convinces their mother Négros to buy him a banjo. Captivated by its possibilities and spurred by his natural talent, Django becomes obsessed with the instrument and quickly surpasses his older peers, mastering the popular bal-musette and intrigued by the new jazz coming over from the States. Soon he is playing in clubs and winning awards. He is on the verge of international success at the age of 18 when a tragedy strikes that will mark the rest of his life and career: he is badly burned in a caravan fire and spends the next years relearning how to play the guitar with only two fully-functioning fingers. This is an amazing story of perseverance and of fierce family love that is little known even to many jazz aficionados.

Bruno Sammartino

Bruno Sammartino

The real history of Bruno Sammartino begins, including his family's plight in, and escape from, fascist Italy during the second World War and the barriers Bruno faced upon arriving to the United States and the ways he used body-building, weight-lifting, and wrestling to overcome them! Oh, yes, and there was that time he wrestled an orangutan...


The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television

The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television

A biographical tale that follows Hollywood revolutionary Rod Serling's rise to fame in the Golden Age of Television, and his descent into his own personal Twilight Zone. PUBLICATION IN 1 VOLUME - COMPLETED WORK. We recognize him as our sharply dressed, cigarette-smoking tour guide of The Twilight Zone, but the entertainment business once regarded him as the "Angry Young Man" of Television. Before he became the revered master of science fiction, Rod Serling was a just a writer who had to fight to make his voice heard. He vehemently challenged the networks and viewership alike to expand their minds and standards -- rejecting notions of censorship, racism and war. But it wasn't until he began to write about real world enemies in the guise of aliens and monsters that people lent their ears. In doing so, he pushed the television industry to the edge of glory, and himself to the edge of sanity. Rod operated in a dimension beyond that of contemporary society, making him both a revolutionary and an outsider.

The Mighty Elvis: A Graphic Biography

The Mighty Elvis: A Graphic Biography

Revel in this commemoration of Elvis' life in the form of an art book told through the unique vision of legendary graphic novelist, designer and illustrator Seymour Chwast. Beautifully illustrated throughout, it presents an enhanced portrait of one of America's greatest celebrities. Spearheading a new music form that, combined with an attitude and a look, would change the world, Elvis Presley became one of the most important cultural figures of the second half of the 20th century. With text by author Steven Brower (SATCHMO: THE LIFE AND ART OF LOUIS ARMSTRONG), THE MIGHTY ELVIS reminds us of the continuing stardom of one of the most popular American singers of all time. Through Chwast's illustrations, cartoons, and comics we get to relive his early life, his meteoric rise to fame, and how he was affected by, and in turn affected, the world of music in the many genres he mastered. The book covers his first appearances on television, Graceland, his meeting with President Nixon, his wedding to Priscilla, his inspiration from Captain Marvel, Jr., and much more! Millions of fans loved him, purchased his records, attended his sold out shows and went to his thirty-three films. Death, forty years ago, has not diminished his fame. Elvis lives!

Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist's Journey

Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist's Journey

After 25 years as a political cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rob Rogers was fired for drawing cartoons critical of President Trump. In Enemy of the People, Rogers writes, "Trump's open embrace of the darkest, ugliest corners of human nature has emboldened racists, neo-Nazis, criminals, thugs, despots, misogynists, and liars to come out from under their rocks and display their shameful behavior publicly. That includes publishers and editors who years ago may have been too ashamed to express their hateful views on the editorial page." From a cartoon killing spree to a social media buzz, all the way to an appearance on CNN to his final days at the paper, Rogers chronicles his unenviable journey with honesty, wit, and humor.

Wilderness

Wilderness

Book one follows Simon Girty's life from birth to his involvement in the American Revolution with the British and their Native American allies.
Genre: Biography

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