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Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby’s Romance Comics (2012) – TPB vol. 01

Synopsis: Exciting, innovative, and beautifully drawn romance stories by two towering titans of the field (and originators of the genre).In such best-selling titles as Young Love and Real Western Romances, Simon and Kirby delighted a generation of girls and women … Continue reading

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No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics (2012) – TPB

Finally, the first definitive collection of the best queer comics of the past four decades. Featuring major names such as Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Ralf Koenig, David Wojnarowicz, Dan Savage as well as many talented creators who never made it … Continue reading

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Rebel Visions (2002) – TPB “The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975”

The first major historical work about the most influential artistic movement in America since the Beat Generation revolutionized literature. A provocative chronicle of the guerrilla art movement that changed comics forever, this comprehensive book follows the movements of 50 artists … Continue reading

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Sincerest Form of Parody: The Best 1950s Mad-Inspired Satirical Comics (2014)

The best and funniest material from the bandwagon-jumping MAD imitators, with work by Jack Davis, Will Elder, Dick Ayers, Bill Everett, Jack Kirby and many more, plus expert commentary. Casual comics readers are probably familiar with the later satirical magazines … Continue reading

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Creeping Death From Neptune (2015)

This is the first of two volumes reprinting copious amounts of comics stories and recounting the career of cartoonist Basil Wolverton. Based on his correspondence and journals, the biographical portion of the books follows Wolverton from childhood to adult day-to-day … Continue reading

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The Bill Everett Archives (2011) – TPB vol. 02 “Heroic Tales”

Synopsis: This book collects over 200 pages of this never-before-reprinted work by Bill Everett. Edited and compiled by best-selling author and comic-book historian Blake Bell, this volume follows the format of Bell’s Steve Ditko Archives series; never-before-reprinted, beautifully restored, full-color … Continue reading

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The Bill Everett Archives (2011) – TPB vol. 01 “Amazing Mysteries”

Synopsis: This book collects over 200 pages of this never-before-reprinted work by Bill Everett. Edited and compiled by best-selling author and comic-book historian Blake Bell, this volume follows the format of Bell’s Steve Ditko Archives series; never-before-reprinted, beautifully restored, full-color … Continue reading

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