Category: Comics

  • Download E-books DC Comics: Super-Villains: The Complete Visual History PDF

    By Daniel Wallace

    As any comics fan understands, a brilliant Hero is not anything with no worthwhile foe to conflict. for each Batman there needs to be a super-villain just like the Joker, and for each Superman a Lex Luthor. This deluxe booklet celebrates approximately 80 years of compellingly corrupt characters from the DC Universe’s impressive gallery of super-villains. From the Penguin to Harley Quinn and Doomsday to basic Zod, DC Comics: Super-Villains explores the tale of those liked baddies via new interviews with acclaimed writers and artists, together with Jim Lee, Mike Carlin, Dan DiDio, and Chuck Dixon. Charting the dynamic means within which DC Comics evildoers have advanced through the years, the booklet brings jointly the superior super-villain artwork from the DC Comics data. additionally that includes a foreword through filmmaker and comedian booklet author Kevin Smith, and an unique hide illustrated by means of acclaimed artist Phil Jimenez, DC Comics: Super-Villains is the last word party of the nefarious DC Comics characters that fanatics like to hate.
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  • Download E-books Vater und Sohn: 150 Bildgeschichten (German Edition) PDF

    Das Gespann des gutmütigen, nur manchmal aufbrausenden Vaters und des verschmitzten, immer wieder einer unerwarteten Idee folgenden Sohns ist ein Klassiker: Generationen von Kindern wuchsen mit den hinreißenden Bildergeschichten auf. Ursprünglich erschienen sie 1934 bis 1937 in der Berliner Illustrierten Zeitung. Für den Nazi-Gegner Erich Ohser aus Plauen (= e. o. plauen) waren diese unpolitischen Zeichnungen die Grundlage seiner bürgerlichen Existenz. Gerettet haben sie ihn nicht: 1944 wurde er wegen »Wehrkraft-Zersetzung« verhaftet; in der Nacht vor Prozessbeginn erhängte er sich in seiner Zelle.
    Die Ausgabe reproduziert alle drei Originalbände der »Vater und Sohn«-Geschichten aus den Jahren 1935, 1936 und 1937. Das Nachwort von Elke Schulze führt in sein Leben und sein Gesamtwerk ein, das mit Porträts, politischen Karikaturen und Landschaften deutlich umfangreicher ist, als guy gemeinhin erwartet. Auch von diesem Schaffen finden sich im Nachwort Beispiele.
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  • Download E-books The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture PDF

    A witty, clever cultural heritage from NPR booklet critic Glen Weldon explains Batman’s rises and falls through the ages—and what his tale tells us approximately ourselves.

    Since his production, Batman has been many stuff: a two-fisted detective; a planet-hopping gadabout; a campy Pop-art sensation; a pointy-eared grasp secret agent; and a grim and gritty ninja of the city evening. For greater than 3 quarters of a century, he has cycled from a determine of darkness to 1 of lightness and again back; he’s a bat-shaped Rorschach inkblot who takes at the quite a few meanings our altering tradition initiatives onto him. How we understand Batman’s personality, even if he’s offering dire threats in a raspy Christian Bale growl or buying and selling blithely homoerotic double-entendres with companion Robin at the comics web page, speaks to who we're and the way we want to be obvious by means of the realm. It’s this ceaselessly mutable caliber that has made him so enduring.

    And it’s Batman’s primary nerdiness—his devices, his obsession, his oath, even his loss of superpowers—that uniquely resonates together with his enthusiasts who suppose a fiercely protecting love for the nature. this day, fueled via the net, that breed of ardour for parts of pop culture is all over. that's what makes Batman the appropriate lens during which to appreciate geek tradition, its present attractiveness, and social significance.

    In The Caped Crusade, with humor and perception, Glen Weldon, publication critic for NPR and writer of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, lays out Batman’s seventy-eight-year cultural background and exhibits how he has helped make us who we're at the present time and why his legacy continues to be so powerful.
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  • Download E-books Vlad the Impaler: The Man Who Was Dracula PDF

    By Sid Jacobson

    Read Sid Jaconson's posts at the Penguin Blog

    legends of the comedian booklet carry to existence the tale of gore and lust that encouraged Dracula.

    Vlad the guy had a devilish streak-a vicious mood, a fondness for girls, and a thirst for revenge.

    Vlad the ruler used to be a real devil-a relentless torturer, a brutal assassin, and a paranoid chief whose megalomania will be his personal undoing.

    accountable for the cruel deaths of millions, this savage fifteenth century ruler earned himself the moniker Vlad the Impaler. His bloody reign struck terror into the hearts of his disciples and encouraged generations of vampire myths-most famously Bram Stoker's ghoulish protagonist, Dracula. in spite of the fact that that loved bloodsucker doesn't carry a candle to the real-life fiend whose brutal treachery has made him immortal.

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  • Download E-books Rogue Touch PDF

    By Christine Woodward

    What in case your contact may well kill?

    Twenty-year-old Anna Marie used to be simply fired for the 3rd time-this time from a bakery. Why cannot she carry a task? good, for starters, she clothes . . . in a different way. She appears like a Goth lady to the intense, her surprise of white hair contrasting together with her head-to-toe black apparel, her face the single dermis she chooses to bare. yet Anna Marie does not have a decision. Her epidermis, her contact, is a dangerous weapon that has to be hid. She by chance positioned her first boyfriend, Cody, in a coma once they kissed. Horrified, she ran away to Jackson, Mississippi, the place she's been dwelling on my own in a cramped condominium and scraping through on meals stamps.

    Then she meets otherworldly James and every thing adjustments. he is similar to her-completely on my own and in addition at the run. To elude James's mysterious and hazardous kinfolk, the pair takes to the street. As they go the rustic, their simmering charm intensifies they usually either open up approximately their secretive pasts. James finds that his real identify is "Touch," and he christens Anna Marie "Rogue." yet with threat at their heels, they comprehend they cannot run without end. Rogue needs to make a decision if she'll unharness her devastating powers once more, which she swore by no means to do, as a way to store the single one who turns out actually to appreciate and settle for her.
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  • Download E-books Imagination and Meaning in Calvin and Hobbes PDF

    By Jamey Heit

    From 1985 to 1995, the syndicated sketch Calvin and Hobbes the antics of a precocious six-year-old boy and his sardonic crammed tiger. on the peak of its attractiveness, the strip ran in additional than 2,400 newspapers and generated a fan base that keeps to run within the hundreds of thousands. This serious research of Calvin and Hobbes explores Calvin's global and its deep reservoir of meanings. shut readings of person strips spotlight the profundity of Calvin's international with admire to a few life's huge questions, together with the issues that one values, friendship, God, loss of life, and different struggles in existence. by way of enticing with Calvin and Hobbes as greater than "just" a comic book strip, this paintings demonstrates how the mind's eye is still a useful source for making experience of the realm.
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  • Download E-books Professional Manga: Digital Storytelling with Manga Studio EX PDF

    By Steve Horton

    Mix high-end manga storytelling thought and suggestion with the instruments for electronic production in Manga Studio, guided by way of professional expert manga-ka.

    You'll detect manga storytelling strategies, from velocity traces to know-how, from firming to special sound results. Steve Horton and Jeong Mo Yang then exhibit you ways top to complete those innovations utilizing the top manga paintings production software, Manga Studio EX. each ounce of thought is sponsored up with step by step manga illustrations and Manga Studio screenshots that exhibit how those illustrations have been created.

    See the ideas in motion within the different aspect of the Tracks, a brand new manga brief tale within the ebook centerfold which demonstrates a minimum of one instance from each procedure defined. you may also persist with the ongoing tale as a webmanga on hand at

    And there is extra! The spouse CD comprises trial model of Manga Studio EX besides high-resolution photo records from the ebook.

    Smith Micro has additionally incorporated a chit for $100 off the whole model of Manga Studio EX.
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