Category: Comics

Citizens of No Place: An Architectural Graphic Novel by Jimenez Lai

By Jimenez Lai

Citizens of No Place is a set of brief tales on structure and urbanism, graphically represented utilizing manga-style storyboards. Fiction is used as a technique to unpack concepts approximately structure. Modeled as a proto-manifesto, it's a candid chronicle of a hugely severe suggestion strategy within the culture of paper structure (especially that of architect John Hejduk and Bernard Tschumi's new york Transcript).

The brief tales discover many architectural difficulties during the distinctive language of the photograph novel, supporting usher the following iteration of architectural idea and feedback.

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The Big Book of Weirdos by Carl Posey

By Carl Posey

From Dostoyevsky to Dali, if the historical past of humankind teaches us whatever, it is that the main very good members of any period have been usually the main ordinary in addition. in reality, they have been certainly bizarre .

provided in a uniquely enticing illustrated structure, the ''alternative lifestyles'' of sixty seven crackpots and visionaries were graphically interpreted by way of an equivalent variety of contemporary most well-liked comedian artists.

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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-Monkeys from Mars by Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat

By Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat

Author note: Illustrations by means of Dan Santat
Publish yr note: initially released in 2002, this version positive aspects brand-new full-color illustrations throughout!

From Dav Pilkey, writer of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an out-of-this-world friendship event with all-new full-color illustrations!

Ricky Ricotta is fortunate to have his robust robotic as a ally. They play, examine, or even get in difficulty jointly, they usually regularly beware of one another. That's what pals are for!

In this publication, Ricky and his potent robotic meet an average little Martian named significant Monkey who plans to take over Earth together with his massive Mecha-Monkeys. while significant Monkey performs a trick on Ricky's robotic, it's as much as Ricky to rescue his buddy and prevent significant Monkey from menacing mousekind!

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Secret Identity Crisis: Comic Books and the Unmasking of by Matthew J. Costello

By Matthew J. Costello

What chilly War-era superheroes show approximately American society and international coverage. Physicist Bruce Banner, stuck within the nuclear explosion of his experimental gamma bomb, is reworked into the rampaging eco-friendly monster, the Hulk. highschool pupil Peter Parker, bitten through an irradiated spider, profits its powers and turns into Spiderman. Reed Richards and his pals are stuck in a belt of cosmic radiation whereas orbiting the Earth in a spacecraft and are remodeled into the wonderful 4. whereas Stan Lee indicates he clung to the hackneyed notion of radioactivity in developing Marvel's strong of superheroes due to his restricted mind's eye, radiation and the bomb are still the massive bang that spawned the wonder universe.

The surprise superheroes that got here to dominate the comedian e-book for many of the final 5 many years have been born below the mushroom cloud of capability nuclear conflict that was once a cornerstone of the four-decade bipolar department of the area among the united states and USSR. those tales have been consciously set during this global and mirror the altering tradition of chilly struggle (and post-cold struggle) the US. Like different kinds of well known leisure, comedian books are typically very receptive to cultural developments, replicate them, touch upon them, and infrequently inaugurate them.

Secret identification drawback follows the trajectory of the breakdown of the chilly struggle consensus after 1960 in the course of the lens of superhero comedian books. these built through wonder, due to their awake surroundings within the modern international, and thanks to makes an attempt to take care of a continual tale line throughout and inside of books, represent a approach of indicators that mirror, remark upon, and have interaction with the yankee political economic system. This groundbreaking new learn specializes in a handful of titles and symptoms that particularly contain political financial codes, together with Captain America, the Invincible Iron Man, Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD, the Incredible Hulk to show how the yank self was once remodeled and/or reproduced in the course of the overdue chilly conflict and after.

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Horrors of War: The Undead on the Battlefield

Battlefields have commonly been thought of areas the place the spirits of the lifeless linger, and pop culture brings these suggestions to existence. Supernatural stories of battle instructed in print, on display, and in different media depict angels, demons, and legions of the undead scuffling with against—or alongside—human infantrymen. Ghostly conflict ships and phantom plane stick with it their never-to-be-completed missions, and the spirits—sometimes corpses—of useless infantrymen go back to confront the enemies who killed them, comrades who betrayed them, or leaders who sacrificed them.

In Horrors of struggle: The Undead at the Battlefield, Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper have assembled essays that discover the that means and value of those stories. one of the questions that the quantity seeks to reply to are: How do supernatural tales have interaction with cultural attitudes towards warfare? In what methods do those tales mirror or problem the preferred thoughts of specific wars? How do they ask us to reconsider approximately battlefield heroism, army ethics, and the politics of sacrifice? Divided into 4 sections, chapters study undead struggle tales in movie (Carol for one more Christmas, The Devil's Backbone), tv (The Twilight Zone), literature (The Bloody purple Baron, Devils of D-Day), comics (Weird battle stories, The Haunted Tank), picture novels (The conflict of the Trenches), and gaming (Call of accountability: global at War).

Featuring contributions from a various staff of overseas students, those essays handle such topics as vast enemies and enemies made giant, legacies and thoughts of battle, and the conflict lifeless who refuse to relaxation. Drawing jointly tales from throughout wars, branches of provider, and generations of soldiers—and that includes greater than fifty illustrations—Horrors of struggle could be of curiosity to students of movie, pop culture, army historical past, and cultural history.

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Dangerous Curves (Comics Buyer's Guide Presents) by Brent Frankenhoff

By Brent Frankenhoff

Keep your eyes huge open simply because there's hassle forward - and what high-quality hassle it's! that includes greater than one hundred eighty illustrations, the easiest of the comedian booklet world's undesirable women become visible during this full-color tribute to the smokin' scorching ladies who introduced glamour - and threat - to oh-so-graphic stories of rousing (or should still that be arousing?) experience. As Jessica Rabbit stated I'm now not undesirable. I'm simply drawn that way." Amen, sister.

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The Animated Movie Guide by Jerry Beck

By Jerry Beck

Going past the box-office hits of Disney and Dreamworks, this consultant to each lively motion picture ever published within the usa covers greater than three hundred movies over the process approximately eighty years of movie historical past. recognized movies such as discovering Nemo and Shrek are profiled and hundreds of thousands of different motion pictures, lots of them hardly mentioned, are analyzed, in comparison, and catalogued.

The beginning of the style and what it takes to make a very good lively characteristic are mentioned, and the effect of jap animation, special effects, and stop-motion puppet innovations are introduced into viewpoint. each movie research comprises experiences, four-star rankings, heritage details, plot synopses, actual working occasions, client assistance, and MPAA scores. short publications to made-for-TV videos, direct-to-video releases, international movies that have been by no means theatrically published within the united states, and live-action motion pictures with major animation around out the quantity.

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