Best Comics & Graphic Novel History & Prices Books

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1. DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition: The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the DC Universe

Author: by Matthew K. Manning
Published at: DK; New edition (October 25, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1465453570

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Revamped, redesigned, and fully updated to include the New 52 and Rebirth storylines, this is the definitive and indispensable guide to the characters and worlds of the DC Comics Universe. Created in full collaboration with DC Comics, this comprehensive reference book has The Washington Post saying, “The DC Comics Encyclopedia is a must.” Formatted in an easy-to use A-to-Z layout, this guide is packed with information and thrilling comic book art and features more than 1,100 characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, and much more.

The DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition brings everything up to date, providing an accessible, compelling, and lavishly illustrated guide to the dynamics of the DC Comics Universe. All DC characters and elements & DC Comics.(s17)


2. True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee

Author: by Abraham Riesman
Published at: Crown (February 16, 2021)
ISBN: 978-0593135716

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The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop cultureat a steep personal cost A biography that reads like a thriller or a whodunit … Scrupulously honest, deeply damning, and sometimes even heartbreaking.

Neil GaimanStan Leeborn Stanley Martin Lieber in 1922was one of the most beloved and influential entertainers to emerge from the twentieth century. He served as head editor of Marvel for three decades and, in that time, launched more pieces of internationally recognizable intellectual property than anyone other than Walt Disney: Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor …

The list seems to never end. On top of that, his carnival-barker marketing prowess more or less single-handedly saved the comic-book industry and superhero fiction. Without him, the global entertainment industry would be wildly differentand a great deal poorer. But Lee’s unprecedented career was also filled with spectacular failures, controversy, and bitter disputes.


3. The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 50 – Spider-Man/Spawn

Author: by Robert M. Overstreet
Published at: Gemstone Publishing; Illustrated edition (September 15, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1603602525

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The Bible of serious comic book collectors, dealers and historians marks its Golden Anniversary with The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #50, complete with new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame, new market reports and more.

Find out why the Guide has been trusted for five decades! Spawn/Spider-Man crossover cover by acclaimed artist Todd McFarlane, recently recognized bythe Guinness Book of World Records!


4. Monster Girl Encyclopedia Vol. 1 (Monster Girl Encyclopedia, 1)

Author: by Kenkou Cross
Published at: Seven Seas; Illustrated edition (October 25, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1626923614

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The ultimate guide to monster girls that took fandom by storm-for Mature fans only! Monster Girl Encyclopedia Volume 1 is the first in a series of highly detailed illustrated books that contains one hundred profiles of wickedly lascivious monster girls. Considered by many fans to be the definitive source for sexy monster girls and the worlds they inhabit, Monster Girl Encyclopedia is a must-have purchase for fans of Monster Musume, Nurse Hitomi’s Monster Infirmary, and other monster titles.

This deluxe, large-trim hardcover with foil highlights is shrink-wrapped for Mature readers, and includes 240 pages of in-depth bios, one hundred gorgeous full-color illustrations, numerous tantalizing black and white spot illustrations, diagrams, and more. Told from the perspective of a wandering monster girl scholar, these vibrantly illustrated pages teach us about sensual elves, dwarves, succubi, centaurs, mermaids, and much more, like you’ve never seen them before.


5. Monster Girl Encyclopedia Vol. 2 (Monster Girl Encyclopedia, 2)

Author: by Kenkou Cross
Published at: Seven Seas; Illustrated edition (September 26, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1626926097

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The second volume of the ultimate guide to monster girls that took fandom by storm-for Mature fans only! The definitive source guide for the sexy monster girl genre! Told from the perspective of a wandering scholar of monsters, this tantalizing tome includes 100 gorgeous full-color illustrations of seductively dangerous monster girls.

Replete with fascinating lore, elaborate bios, and intricate descriptions, this book has everything you ever wanted to know about monster girls, and more. From centaurs to succubi, from mermaids to slimes-if it’s a monster girl you seek, you will find her within these pages!

This deluxe, large-trim hardcover with foil highlights is shrink-wrapped for Mature readers.


6. Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga

Author: by Hirohiko Araki
Published at: VIZ Media LLC; Illustrated edition (June 13, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1421594071

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Learn how to create manga from Hirohiko Arakicreator of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and a master of the medium! Hirohiko Araki is the author of one of the longest-running and most beloved manga of all time, the epic fan favorite JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

According to him, manga is the ultimate synthesis of all forms of art, and in this book he reveals the secrets behind how to make the magic happen using concrete examples from his own work. Read all about his golden ratio for drawing, the character histories he draws up for each of the characters he creates, his methodology for storytelling inspired by the great Ernest Hemingway, and many more aspects of manga creation in this how-to guide penned by an industry legend.


7. Batman: Bat Signal (RP Minis)

Author: by Danielle Selber
Published at: RP Minis; Box Pap/to edition (May 22, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0762445264

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A one-of-a-kind light-up miniature replica of Batman’s Bat-Signal! Kit includes:2-3/4″ high bat-signal the projects the iconic Batman symbol onto nearby walls and other surfaces48-page book of Batman history, featuring full-color illustrationsBatteries included.


8. Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels

Author: by Scott McCloud
Published at: William Morrow Paperbacks; 1st edition (September 5, 2006)
ISBN: 978-0060780944

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“Magnificent!The best how-to manual ever published.” Kevin Kelly, Cool ToolsThe renowned author of Understanding Comics offers brilliant instruction on how to actually create this widely beloved art form. Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture in 1993 with Understanding Comics, a massive comic book about comics, linking the medium to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism, and web design.

In Reinventing Comics, McCloud took this to the next level, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are generated, read, and perceived today. Now, in Making Comics, McCloud focuses his analysis on the art form itself, exploring the creation of comics, from the broadest principles to the sharpest details (like how to accentuate a character’s facial muscles in order to form the emotion of disgust rather than the emotion of surprise.

And he does all of it in his inimitable voice and through his cartoon standin narrator, mixing dry humor and legitimate instruction. McCloud shows his reader how to master the human condition through word and image in a brilliantly minimalistic way.


9. Berserk: With Darkness Ink

Author: by Quentin "Alt 236" Boeton
Published at: Third Editions (February 15, 2021)
ISBN: 978-2377842766

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Berserk is a manga which stands out for its rich, twisted and dark universe. It is a clever alchemy between the stories of Elric of Melnibone, Hieronymus Bosch’s paintings and Gustave Dore’s engravings. This book reviews Berserk’s story and all aspects of Kentaro Miura’s life, the manga’s author.

It also deciphers the work’s entire dark fantasy world.

10. Batman: Metal Die-Cast Bat-Signal

Author: by Running Press
Published at: Running Press Adult; Box Pck Ha edition (July 3, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0762462162

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Batman fans can call upon the world’s greatest superhero with this high-quality die-cast metal Bat-Signal-projects up to 20 feet! Special features:5-inch tall authentically detailed Bat-Signal replica Metal construction LED light-up function, up to 20-feet projection in darkness 360 rotatable base 48-page hardcover book on Batman and Bat-Signal lore, featuring full-color illustrations throughout3 AAA batteries not included.

11. It's Me, The Good Advice Cupcake!: Talking Figurine and Illustrated Book (RP Minis)

Author: by Loryn Brantz
Published at: RP Minis; Deluxe edition (October 15, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0762468140

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Starring everyone’s favorite sassy cupcake, this fun kit includes a 3″ Good Advice Cupcake figurine that speaks 8 popular catchphrases and a 48-page flip book with an animated illustration. Phrases include:It’s me! The Good Advice CupcakeI think you’re cuteI love you so much I could screamBoy, byeI’m here to let you know that it will all be okayYAAAAAAAY!

I believe in youGrab life by the balls and make life your b*h

12. The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Author: by Jill Lepore
Published at: Vintage; Reprint edition (July 7, 2015)
ISBN: 978-0804173407

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Within the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides a fascinating family storyand a crucial history of feminism in the twentieth-century. Everything you might want in a page-turner skeletons in the closet, a believe-it-or-not weirdness in its biographical details, and something else that secretly powers even the most serious feminist historyfun.

Entertainment Weekly The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Jill Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rightsa chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.

Lepore, a Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of Wonder Woman’s creator, William Moulton Marston. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony.

13. Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight

Author: by Travis Langley
Published at: John Wiley & Sons; 1st edition (June 1, 2012)
ISBN: 978-1118167656

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A journey behind the mask and into the mind of Gotham City’s Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight who inspires fear in evildoers everywhere. Batman is one of the most compelling and enduring characters to come from the Golden Age of Comics, and interest in his story has only increased through countless incarnations since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939.

Why does this superhero without superpowers fascinate us? What does that fascination say about us? Batman and Psychology explores these and other intriguing questions about the masked vigilante, including: Does Batman have PTSD? Why does he fight crime?Why as a vigilante?

Why the mask, the bat, and the underage partner? Why are his most intimate relationships with “bad girls” he ought to lock up? And why won’t he kill that homicidal, green-haired clown? Gives you fresh insights into the complex inner world of Batman and Bruce Wayne and the life and characters of Gotham City.

Explains psychological theory and concepts through the lens of one of the world’s most popular comic book characters. Written by a psychology professor and “Superherologist” (scholar of superheroes).

14. The Avengers and Philosophy: Earth's Mightiest Thinkers

Author: by William Irwin
Published at: Wiley; 1st edition (February 24, 2012)
ISBN: 978-1118074572

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An engaging look at the philosophical underpinnings of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Avengers assemble! Tackling intriguing dilemmas and issues that no single great philosopher can withstand, this powerful book enlists the brainpower of an A-list team of history’s most prominent thinkers to explore the themes behind the action of Marvel Comics’ all-star superhero team.

Arms you with new insights into the characters and themes of The Avengers Deepens your appreciation both of The Avengers comics and the Joss Whedon movie adaptation Answers the philosophical questions you’ve always had about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including: Can a reformed criminal become a superhero?

Can an android love a human? If a hero beats his wife, is he still a hero? Helps you think differently about the members of the superhero teamCaptain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the others This thought-provoking book will help you understand this band of superheroes better, whether you’ve followed the Avengers for years or are a Joss Whedon fan just getting to know them.

15. How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels

Author: by Paul Karasik
Published at: Fantagraphics; Illustrated edition (October 31, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1606993613

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The authors use a single three-panel Nancy strip to explain how the medium of comics works. Everything that you need to know about reading, making, and understanding comics can be found in a single Nancy strip by Ernie Bushmiller from August 8, 1959.

Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden’s groundbreaking work How to Read Nancy ingeniously isolates the separate building blocks of the language of comics through the deconstruction of a single strip. No other book on comics has taken such a simple yet methodical approach to laying bare how the comics medium really works.

No other book of any kind has taken a single work by any artist and minutely (and entertainingly) pulled it apart like this. How to Read Nancy is a completely new approach towards deep-reading art. In addition, How to Read Nancy is a thoroughly researched history of how comics are made, from their creation at the drawing board to their ultimate destination at the bookstore.

Textbook, art book, monogram, dissection, How to Read Nancy is a game changer in understanding how the simplest drawings grab us and never leave. Perfect for students, academics, scholars, and casual fans. Black-and-white Nancy cartoons throughout