Witches and prophesies. Fate and fortune.. Murders and
atrocities. Insomnia and insanity. Unchecked aspirations and even
decapitation. Power-crazed and convinced of his own
invincibility, Macbeth, the Scottish war hero, turns into a
serial killer, annihilating anybody who gets in his way.
A four-page introduction gets you involved, and an abridged
text makes the action fast-paced. The text is true to
Shakespeare’s original... more...
First appearing in 1963, The Uncanny X-Men had a rough
start, lasting until 1970 when the comic book was canceled due to
low sales. Following a relaunch in 1975, however, it found new
popularity thanks to intricate scripting by Chris Claremont and the
artwork of John Byrne. Within a few years, The Uncanny X-Men was one of
Marvel Comics’ best-selling series and over the decades it became
one of the most successful and popular franchises in comic book... more...
In France, Belgium, and other Francophone countries, comic
strips---called bande dessinee or "BD" in French---have long been
considered a major art form capable of addressing a host of
contemporary issues. Among French-speaking intelligentsia,
graphic narratives were deemed worthy of canonization and
critical study decades before the academy and the press in the
United States embraced comics.
The place that BD holds today, however,... more...
"There is real hope for a culture that makes it as easy to buy a
book as it does a pack of cigarettes."--a civic leader quoted in
a New American Library ad (1951)
American Pulp tells the story of the midcentury golden age
of pulp paperbacks and how they brought modernism to Main Street,
democratized literature and ideas, spurred social mobility, and
helped readers fashion new identities. Drawing on extensive
original research, Paula... more...
Throughout the ages the world's greatest thinkers have been stumped
by the question, 'What on earth are bollocks really for?' At last,
here are 101 answers to that eternal question - fully illustrated!
The year is nineteen-sixty-something, and after endless millennia
of watery sleep, the stars are finally right. Old R'lyeh rises out
of the Pacific, ready to cast its damned shadow over the primitive
human world. The first to see its peaks: an alcoholic, paranoid,
and frightened Jack Kerouac, who had been drinking off a nervous
breakdown up in Big Sur. Now Jack must get back on the road to find
Neal Cassady, the holy fool whose rambling letters hint of... more...
Short story collection containing such gems as "Antibodies,"
"Bear Trap," "Extracts from the Club Diary," "A Colder War,"
"TOAST: A con report," "A Boy and His God," "Ship of Fools,"
"Dechlorinating the Moderator," "Yellow Snow", "Big Brother
After failing during the first six months of his career in sales,
Tom Hopkins discovered and applied the very best sales techniques,
then earned more than one million dollars in just three years. What
turned Tom Hopkins around? The answers are revealed in How to
Master the Art of Selling from SmarterComics, as Tom explains to
readers what the profession of selling is really about and how to
succeed beyond their imagination!
Hero Worship!1000 Comic Books You Must Read is an unforgettable
journey through 70 years of comic books. Arranged by decade, this
book introduces you to 1000 of the best comic books ever published
and the amazing writers and artists who created them. See Superman
from his debut as a sarcastic champion of the people, thumbing his
nose at authority, to his current standing as a respected citizen
of the worldExperience the tragic moment when Peter Parker... more...