IMMERSE YOURSELF IN OLIVIER LEDROIT'S LORD OF THE RINGS-ESQUE FANTASY WORLD! FROM THE ARTIST BEHIND PAT MILL'S BLACK MOON CHRONICLES & SHA AND AWARD WINNING WRITER THOMAS DAY! After narrowly escaping an uprising that claims the lives of her parents, Wika, the last of a royal line of fairies must evade the assassins on her trail long enough to discover the secret of her lineage. Click to View
Scare yourself silly with Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney, the bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson's imagination. You'll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, and much more in these comically terrifying tales. Rowley's spooky stories might leave you laughing, but beware - you could end up sleeping with the lights on!
American culture has long represented mixed-race identity in paradoxical terms. On the one hand, it has been associated with weakness, abnormality, impurity, transgression, shame, and various pathologies; however, it can also connote genetic superiority, exceptional beauty, and special potentiality. This ambivalence has found its way into superhero media, which runs the gamut from Ant-Man and the Wasp's tragic mulatta villain Ghost to the cinematic depiction of Aquaman as a heroic "half-breed." The essays in this collection contend with the multitude of ways that racial mixedness has been presented in superhero comics, films, television, and literature. The book considers such iconic heroes as Superman, Spider-Man, and The Hulk, alongside such lesser-studied characters as Valkyrie, Dr. Fate, and Steven Universe. This study interrogates how we might challenge and rewrite stereotypical narratives about mixed-race identity, both in superhero media and beyond.
Comprising some of the most sought-after and valuable comic art in the world, variant covers are a time-honored tradition in comics publishing. The variant cover phenomenon began in 1986 and was immediately embraced by fans everywhere; it was then bolstered in 1991 by Marvel Comics' X-Men #1 setting the world record for the best-selling comic of all time. The variant cover has become a regular part of Marvel Comics' diverse output, with a spectacularly creative set of alternate covers being created for many key issues. These works of art are collected in Marvel Comics: The Variant Covers, which showcases some of the finest and most famous variant covers ever produced alongside exclusive interviews from leading comic artists and industry experts. Featuring an astounding selection of covers starring fan-favorite characters, this volume is a must-have for casual fans and comic book aficionados alike.
Kamala, Doreen, and Miles are back at Avengers Assembly for a new semester! When Captain Marvel announces she's adding staff to the school, the students aren't sure who could possibly join - but it looks like Cap went above and beyond, and the school is full of new teachers! With all these new teachers, it's hard to keep track of who's teaching what, and what they're supposed to be learning. And some of these teachers are really not acting like heroes at all, but more like... super-villains? All that new staff has created a lot of confusion that is ripe for exploiting! Someone is impersonating students and teachers, using lies and deception to break up the new generation of heroes. Can Doreen and her friends get to the bottom of this scandal? View All Items In This Series
With an exclusive minifigure, this entertaining travel guide to the LEGO Star Wars galaxy showcases all the latest LEGO Star Wars sets and minifigures by location. With Jedi Master Yoda as your guide, visit the incredible planets of a brick-built galaxy far, far away. Take a tour of 25 fascinating worlds, from desert planet Tatooine to remote ice world Hoth. Head off the familiar tourist track to Crait, or explore Yoda's own swamp hideout on Dagobah.
Roland is the world's greatest assassin, he's a man who's taken a worthless skill and made it so powerful that he managed to kill the greatest demon lord that's ever lived. He could live out the rest of his days as a wealthy and famous man, but instead chooses...an exceedingly normal life working at an adventurer's guild?! View All Items In This Series
When it comes to the VRMMO NewWorld Online, Kaede Honjou isn't your run-of-the-mill greenhorn gamer. Forgoing a typical stat allocation for her Great Shielder, Maple, she pumps all her points into defense from the get-go! Her reasoning? "I don't want to get hurt." With no magic, agility, or strength to speak of, this walking fortress will have to get creative to beat the baddies early on. But little does she know that her pure-stat build will propel her to chaotic new heights that even the game admins couldn't account for! View All Items In This Series
With a few years under its collective belt, the Hearthstone team needed to find an edge: sharper and more striking than a corvid's beak. In The Art of Hearthstone: Year of the Raven, the designers, engineers, and artists of the smash-hit digital card game pour their cunning into innovative design changes, remarkable animated art, and all-new transmedia content. From the haunted lands of Gilneas in The Witchwood soaring to the laboratories of Outland in The Boomsday Project and touching down to the lively arena of Rastakhan's Rumble, the Year of the Raven has something unique for everyone.
Seventeen-year-old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They're treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku's paradise quickly turns into Hajime's nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime's job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith's level of strength? View All Items In This Series
In Pictopia is the legendary comic created in 1986, written by the era's most adventurous mainstream comics writer and drawn by a bevy of indie cartoonists-helmed by Don Simpson, with Mike Kazaleh, Pete Poplaski, and Eric Vincent. Presented here for the first time, scanned from the original line art and full-color painted boards, in an appropriately oversized format. Pictopia is the allegorical city inhabited by old, forgotten, but once famous and iconic comics characters, now considered pitiable has-beens by the popular new comics characters who are cheerfully and inevitably taking their places in the pop culture pantheon of celebrity. It is both a paean to timeless, beloved comics characters and a scathing critique of the then-contemporary comics sub-culture.
Comic Shop News is comics' weekly newsletter. Each issue is full-color, 8-12 pages in length, and features CSNsider, news, and interviews. CSN has a complete monthly checklist (complete with PREVIEWS order numbers), plus exclusive CSN Hot Picks, "Fab Firsts," and a monthly checklist of all the first issues for the month! View All Items In This Series
Fangoria is a quarterly magazine covering the horror film genre since 1979. Fangoria relaunched in October 2018 as a quarterly collectible with in-depth interview with filmmakers, as well as retrospectives and columns by those in the horror film business. View All Items In This Series
This issue: "The Making of Son of Kong," Part 2; Aliens Invade the Pulps; "Luck, Lon Chaney"; Inside the Lifestyle of the Atomic Age: Propaganda Materials and Artifacts, plus the Business of Bomb Shelters; Buck Rogers collectibles; Marshal Efron interviewed; TV Science with Mr. Wizard; Just For Fun!; and lots more! View All Items In This Series
A ragtag squad of Confederate soldiers calls upon the ultimate evil to save the South, in Ron Marz & Armitano's "Swamp God." A combat unit comprised of Vampires, Minotaurs and mythical species find that they're part of a diabolical plot in "Queensbury" by Patrick Smith. Fan favorite Nelson and the Cold Dead War crew make a return! Vasator & Crunch, a robot and barbarian tale by David Erwin and Kevin Molen! Frank Frazzeta Jr and Liam Sharp interviews! View All Items In This Series
"At the end of the American Civil War, a ragtag squad of Confederate soldiers calls upon the ultimate evil to save the South. Now, the remains of their unit must team with Union soldiers to survive the horrors of the Swamp God" - Swamp God by Ron Marz & Armitano "In the future a combat unit comprised of Vampires, Minotaurs and mythical species that man has spent years oppressing, find out that they're part of a diabolical plot and that they have two paths, overcome their differences and work together or die." - Queensbury by Patrick Smith! Fan favorite Nelson and the Cold Dead War crew make a return! Vasator & Crunch, a robot and barbarian tale by David Erwin and Kevin Molen! Frank Frazzeta Jr and Liam Sharp interviews! Plus vew chapters of Steve Orlando's Starward, Bart & Michelle Sears' Maiden, George C. Romero's The Rise, Brendan Columbus Savage Circus, Matthew Medney's Dark Wing and The Adventures of Adrienne James, Ryan K Lindsay & Sebastian Piriz' Black Beacon View All Items In This Series
Rue Morgue takes a time capsule to 1981, the year of a werewolf revival feat. An American Werewolf in London, The Howling, and more! Plus! Sam Sherman's Dead & Buried gets a 4K release; a look at Monster Hunter and the latest from the world of horror; from feature interviews, classic retrospectives, trivia and more! Plus the latest film, book, comic book, music, game, and toy releases! View All Items In This Series