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Write or Wrong: A Writer's Guide to Creating Comics
by Caliber Comics

An invaluable tool fro anyone seeking to create comics, improve their knowledge of the industry and the craft, and/or be simultaneously entertained and informed by this remarkable, forthright and ultimately charming writer as he openly discusses how to overcome the odds and create comics - even if you can't draw them yourself.

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Superheroes and Their Ancient Jewish Parallels: A Comparative Study

Superheroes and Their Ancient Jewish Parallels: A Comparative Study


Persia had Rostam. Babylonia had Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Egypt had Horus and Isis. Greece had Odysseus and Achilles. Israel had its heroes, too—Moses, David, Esther and Samson. While Israel’s heroes did not wear capes or spandex, they did meet cultural needs. In times of crisis, heroes emerge to model virtues that inspire a sense of commitment and worth. Identity concerns were especially...   [click here for more]
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Superheroes of the Round Table: Comics Connections to Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Superheroes of the Round Table: Comics Connections to Medieval and Renaissance Literature


Few scholars nursed on the literary canon would dispute that knowledge of Western literature benefits readers and writers of the superhero genre. This analysis of superhero comics as Romance literature shows that the reverse is true--knowledge of the superhero romance has something to teach critics of traditional literature. Establishing the comic genre as a cousin to Arthurian myth, Spenser, and...   [click here for more]
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Superman on Film, Television, Radio and Broadway

Superman on Film, Television, Radio and Broadway


First introduced in a 1938 comic book, Superman has since become an iconic character in American entertainment. This complete history covers Superman's appearances in film and television, from the 1941 introduction of the first Superman cartoon to the 2006 live-action film Superman Returns. The book includes several rarely seen photographs of the actors who have brought Superman to life for over...   [click here for more]
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Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives

Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives


Essays on Theory, Strategy and Practice The essays in this collection discuss how comics and graphic narratives can be useful primary texts and learning tools in college and university classes across different disciplines. There are six sections: American Studies Ethnic Studies Women's and Gender Studies Cultural Studies Genre Studies Composition, Rhetoric and Communication With a combination...   [click here for more]
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The Ages of Iron Man: Essays on the Armored Avenger in Changing Times

The Ages of Iron Man: Essays on the Armored Avenger in Changing Times


Billionaire industrialist, cold warrior, weapons designer, alcoholic, philanthropist, Avenger--Tony Stark, alter-ego of Marvel Comics' Iron Man, has played many roles in his five decades as a superhero. From his 1963 comics debut in Tales of Suspense to the recent film adaptations--The Avengers(2012), Iron Man 3(2013)--hundreds of creators have had a hand in writing the character...   [click here for more]
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The Ages of the Incredible Hulk: Essays on the Green Goliath in Changing Times

The Ages of the Incredible Hulk: Essays on the Green Goliath in Changing Times


The Incredible Hulk is one of the earliest Marvel Comics superheroes. Through the decades, the character and his narrative elements--the causes of Bruce Banner's transformations, the Hulk's strength, intelligence and skin color, the stories' tone, theme and sources of conflict--have been continually reinvented to remain relevant. This collection of new essays explores Marvel's more than five decades...   [click here for more]
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The Ages of the X-Men: Essays on the Children of the Atom in Changing Times

The Ages of the X-Men: Essays on the Children of the Atom in Changing Times


The X-Men comic book franchise is one of the most popular of all time and one of the most intriguing for critical analysis. With storylines that often contain overt social messages within its "mutant metaphor," X-Men is often credited with having more depth than the average superhero property. In this collection, each essay examines a specific era of the X-Men franchise in relationship...   [click here for more]
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The Batman Filmography, 2nd Ed.

The Batman Filmography, 2nd Ed.


This is a complete reference work to the history of Batman big screen works, from the 1940s serials through the campy 1960s TV show and film, and up through the series of Warner Bros. summer blockbusters that climaxed with Christopher Nolan's 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises. Chapters on each Batman feature include extensive film and production credits, a production history, and a critical analysis...   [click here for more]
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The Comic Art of War: A Critical Study of Military Cartoons, 1805-2014

The Comic Art of War: A Critical Study of Military Cartoons, 1805-2014


For military cartoonists the absurdity of war inspires a laugh-or-cry response and provides an endless source of un-funny amusement. Cartoons by hundreds of artists-at-arms from more than a dozen countries and spanning two centuries are included in this study--the first to consider such a broad range of military comics. War and military life are examined through the inside jokes of the men and...   [click here for more]
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The Horror Comics: Fiends, Freaks and Fantastic Creatures

The Horror Comics: Fiends, Freaks and Fantastic Creatures


From the Golden Age of the 1940s, through the Silver Age of the '60s, up until the early '80s--the end of the Bronze Age. Included are the earliest series, like American Comics Group's Adventures into the Unknown and Prize Comics' Frankenstein, and the controversial and gory comics of the '40s, such as EC's infamous and influential Tales from the Crypt. The resurgence of monster-horror titles during...   [click here for more]
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The Law for Comic Book Creators

The Law for Comic Book Creators


Essential Concepts and Applications Since the creation of the comic book, there has been a lot of legal conflict and confusion where concepts such as public domain, unincorporated entities and moral rights are involved. As a result, comics creators are frequently concerned about whether they are protecting themselves. There are many questions and no single place to find the answers--that...   [click here for more]
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The Meaning of Superhero Comic Books

The Meaning of Superhero Comic Books


For decades, scholars have been making the connection between the design of the superhero story and the mythology of the ancient folktale. Moving beyond simple comparisons and common explanations, this volume details how the workings of the superhero comics industry and the conventions of the medium have developed a culture like that of traditional epic storytelling. It chronicles the continuation...   [click here for more]
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The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form

The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form


These 15 essays investigate comic books and graphic novels, beginning with the early development of these media. The essays also place the work in a cultural context, addressing theory and terminology, adaptations of comic books, the superhero genre, and comic books and graphic novels that deal with history and nonfiction. By addressing the topic from a wide range of perspectives, the book offers...   [click here for more]
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The Simpsons in the Classroom

The Simpsons in the Classroom


Embiggening the Learning Experience with the Wisdom of Springfield The object of much debate, attention, and scholarship since it first aired more than 20 years ago, The Simpsons provides excellent, if unexpected, fodder for high school and college lesson plans. After all, laughing students are hardly sleeping students! But The Simpsons also provides a familiar student knowledge...   [click here for more]
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Visions of the Future in Comics: International Perspectives

Visions of the Future in Comics: International Perspectives


Across generations and genres, comics have imagined different views of the future, from unattainable utopias to worrisome dystopias. These presaging narratives can be read as reflections of their authors' (and readers') hopes, fears and beliefs about the present. This collection of new essays explores the creative processes in comics production that bring plausible futures to the page. The contributors...   [click here for more]
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Walt Kelly and Pogo: The Art of the Political Swamp

Walt Kelly and Pogo: The Art of the Political Swamp


One of the most popular comic strips of the 1950s and the first to reference politics of the day, Walt Kelly's Pogo took on Joe McCarthy before the controversial senator was a blip on Edward R. Murrow's radar. The strip's satire was so biting, it was often relegated to newspaper editorial sections at a time when artists in other media were blacklisted for far less. Pogo was the vanguard of today's...   [click here for more]
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Walter B. Gibson and The Shadow

Walter B. Gibson and The Shadow


"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? . . . The Shadow knows!" And who knew The Shadow better than his creator, Walter B. Gibson. Relatively few people have heard of Gibson, but many more are familiar with The Shadow having heard the program on the Blue Coal Radio Program in the 1930s and read the Street & Smith Shadow novels. Walter B. Gibson's life and career come out from...   [click here for more]
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Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical Essays on the History and Meaning of Spider-Man

Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical Essays on the History and Meaning of Spider-Man


This volume collects a wide-ranging sample of fresh analyses of Spider-Man. It traverses boundaries of medium, genre, epistemology and discipline in essays both insightful and passionate that move forward the study of one of the world's most beloved characters. The editors have crafted the book for fans, creators and academics alike. Foreword by Tom DeFalco, with poetry and an afterword by Gary Jackson...   [click here for more]
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Jess Nevins' Encyclopedia of Golden Age Superheroes

Jess Nevins' Encyclopedia of Golden Age Superheroes


This unique, one-volume encyclopedia contains entries on the more than 2000 superheroes, private eyes, cowboys, pilots, and adventure heroes who appeared in comics during the Golden Age (1935-1949) of superhero comics. Every heroic character from the Golden Age has been included; no one has been left out. Each entry contains a description of the hero, their signi cant villains, their creator credits,...   [click here for more]
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Golden Agers: Strange Series [BUNDLE]

Golden Agers: Strange Series [BUNDLE]


This special bundle product contains the following titles. Golden Agers: Strange Dimensions (in color) Regular price: $0.74 Bundle price: $0.75 Format: Watermarked PDF Golden Agers sets the dial for some Strange Dimensions. The creepiest and weirdest realms the universe has to offer. This includes swamp monsters, space squids, giant insects, ghosts, aliens, and...   [click here for more]
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Kinky Komix Bundle [BUNDLE]

Kinky Komix Bundle [BUNDLE]


This special bundle product contains the following titles. Kinky Komix: Chick Fights Regular price: $1.99 Bundle price: $1.49 Format: PDF Kinky Komix brings on the battle babes in Chick Fights! A demonic queen prepares The Altar Of Blood, an evil sorceress works her wizardry in Things, the Princess Of Earth causes mutants to mash for her honor, The Vampire Out Of...   [click here for more]
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Golden Agers: Adventure Collection [BUNDLE]

Golden Agers: Adventure Collection [BUNDLE]


This special bundle product contains the following titles. Golden Agers: Adventure Sampler (in color) Regular price: $0.00 Bundle price: $0.00 Format: Watermarked PDF Golden Agers brings out a blockbuster brigade of comics! This color special stars such classic crusaders as Thun'da, Steve Hanson, Camilla, Space Ace, Princess Mo-Ra, and Blue Bolt! 52 pages of fantastic...   [click here for more]
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The Art of Rahsan Ekedal

The Art of Rahsan Ekedal


This deluxe collection celebrates RAHSAN EKEDAL's work over the past decade for Image Comics and Top Cow Productions. Focusing on the many Image titles he’s worked on, including THINK TANK, THE TITHE, and ECHOES, this is a must have for any fan of those series or RAHSAN's work! Intended for readers 12+ ...   [click here for more]
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Digital Prepress for Comic Books, v2

Digital Prepress for Comic Books, v2


Digital Prepress for Comic Books is the ultimate reference used by professionals throughout the industry. With over 200 pages and 300 color illustrations, and detailed instructions, this manual will provide the answers and solutions you will need to successfully print a magazine. Whether you are planning to publish your own comics, or want to provide the best reproducible art...   [click here for more]
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The Whedonverse Catalog: A Complete Guide to Works in All Media

The Whedonverse Catalog: A Complete Guide to Works in All Media


Director, producer and screenwriter Joss Whedon is a creative force in film, television, comic books and a host of other media. This book provides an authoritative survey of all of Whedon’s work, ranging from his earliest scriptwriting on Roseanne, through his many movie and TV undertakings—Toy Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly/Serenity, Dr. Horrible, The Cabin in...   [click here for more]
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Golden Agers: Heroes Collection [BUNDLE]

Golden Agers: Heroes Collection [BUNDLE]


This special bundle product contains the following titles. Golden Agers: Ace Hart the Atom Man Regular price: $0.99 Bundle price: $0.75 Format: Watermarked PDF Golden Agers goes to England for their resident space bound super hero, Ace Hart-The Atom Man! The British ray gun-toting superman flies into action with his partner Val, and a harem of other hot lovelies...   [click here for more]
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The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed.

The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed.


It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a complete guide to over 50 years of superheroes on screen! This expanded and updated edition of the 2004 award-winning encyclopedia covers important developments in the popular genre; adds new shows such as Heroes and Zoom; includes the latest films featuring icons like Superman, Spiderman and Batman; and covers even more types of superheroes. Each...   [click here for more]
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