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A gallery of the famed Rena Mero aka Sable from the WWE. Rena Mero played the part of the 10th Muse for years and now you can get all the images of Rena in one book! Rena helped this series launch to the top 6 comic books!
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The 120 Days of Simon began when Swedish cartoonist/rapper Simon Gardenfors left his home to spend four months on the road. The rules were simple: For 120 days he wasn't allowed to return to his home, or to spend more than two nights at the same place. Otherwise, anything could happen... and it did. This simple idea grew into an epic adventure across Sweden as Simon slept on strangers' couches, visited an ostrich farm, ate a psychedelic cactus, practiced free love, received death threats, was beaten up by teenagers, got adopted by a motorcycle gang, drank obscene amounts of alcohol, and sacrificed his underpants to the Nordic god Brage. And that's just for starters!
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With the German occupation threatening their safety, Maurice and Joseph must flee to their older brothers in the free zone. Surviving the long journey will take every scrap of ingenuity and courage they can muster.
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A collection of stories written in Yiddish in the early 1900s, translated to English and adapted to graphic novel format by the creator's daughter, Trina Robbins, and many of her artist friends.
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After the acclaimed indie film Save the Date and the bestselling all-ages humor book Darth Vader and Son, graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy, Unlikely) returns to the autobiographical work that first made his reputation. In A Matter of Life, Jeffrey Brown draws upon memories of three generations of Brown men: himself, his minister father, and his preschooler son Oscar. Weaving through time, passing through the quiet suburbs and colorful cities of the midwest, their stories slowly assemble into a kaleidoscopic answer to the big questions: matters of life and death, family and faith, and the search for something beyond oneself.
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In 1973 two of the world's most famous tennis stars took part in what became known as the "Battle of the Sexes." Bobby Riggs embraced the idea that men were superior to women in every way and claimed that he would defeat any woman on the tennis court. Meanwhile, Billie Jean King was determined to beat him. She knew she could win and prove that women were as just good as men. Readers will get a courtside seat and watch as Billie Jean King proves that women and girls everywhere deserve respect and equality at one of the most important moments in sports history.
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Abraham Lincoln, also known as "Honest Abe", was one of America's most prolific presidents, frontiersman, and statesman, known best as the man who freed the slaves. Before his heroic stand against slavery and heartbreaking assassination there is much to learn. Would you be surprised to know that the revolutionary president, often appearing stern and rigid in historical photographs, was actually well known for his sense of humor and practical jokes? Many interesting facts about the legendary Abraham Lincoln are revealed in this beautifully illustrated classic.
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Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching to the standards. Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader. 25 pages, FC
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Lauren Hogg, one of the survivors of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school in Parkland, Florida, dramatically tells her story in graphic novel form. The tragedy of yet another mass shooting has galvanized the young people of the country, and helped launch a movement that continues to gain momentum. Lauren Hogg lost her two best friends that horrible day, but despite her loss she, along with other Parkland students, found her voice and created meaning from the horrors of that day. On February 14, 2018, Valentine's Day, Lauren Elizabeth Hogg lost her two best friends in the now notorious school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In all, seventeen people were gunned down by the shooter, a student at the school. Survivors of that tragic day vowed to rise up and fight for their right—and the right of kids everywhere—to safety in their schools. Lauren and her brother David were brought up together in a tight-knit family, where lessons about compassion, responsibility, and civic duty were always a part of their lives. Their mother, Rebecca Boldrick Hogg, has long pursued a life of activism, working to help the less fortunate in her community. Their father, Kevin Hogg, a retired FBI agent, dedicated his life to keeping citizens safe and secure. But neither parent could do much to answer Lauren's tearful questions after that horrific day: "Why not me? Why am I still here?" All they could do was urge her to put her lessons to work. She has done that here, by telling her own story in this powerful graphic novel about that fateful day—and beyond. Through her grief, Lauren found her calling, joining in the protests of #NeverAgain and the "March for Our Lives." She and her brother, and so many other Parkland students refuse to allow the memory of their fallen classmates to be forgotten. Empowered with a unique voice, Lauren Elizabeth Hogg is truly an activist for our times.
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These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all. Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah's frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.
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Originally printed as a limited edition with hand drawn covers, Top Shelf presents the "final chapter" of Jeffrey Brown's so-called Girlfriend Trilogy. AEIOU or Any Easy Intimacy continues to explore the subtleties of relationships explored in Clumsy and Unlikely, concentrating this time on the differences between knowing and loving someone, invoking the reader's relationship with the book as a parallel to being involved with someone. The story is told with Brown's trademark expressive drawings and juxtaposition of humor and heartache.
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Howard Stern. David Letterman. Chelsea Handler. Conan O’Brien. Jon Stewart: The mouthpieces of a generation and the source for info-tainment, these performers continue to parody hot-button social issues, skewer politicians and movie stars, and entertain us.
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Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching to the standards. Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader. 25 pages, FC
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Brilliantly observed and profoundly expressed, the ALEC stories present a version of Eddie's own life, filtered through the alter ego of "Alec MacGarry."Over many years, we witness Alec's (and Eddie's) progression "from beer to wine"-- wild nights at the pub, existential despair, the hunt for love, the quest for art, becoming a responsible breadwinner, feeling lost at his own movie premiere, and much more! Eddie's outlandish fantasies and metafictional tricks convert life into art, while staying fully grounded in his own absurdity. At every point, the author's uncanny eye for irony and wry self-awareness make even the smallest occasion into an opportunity for wit and wisdom. Quite simply, ALEC is a masterpiece of visual autobiography. ALEC: The Years Have Pants (A Life-Size Omnibus) collects the previous Alec books The King Canute Crowd, Graffiti Kitchen, How to be an Artist, Little Italy, The Dead Muse, The dance of Lefey Death, After the Snooter, as well as a generous helping of rare and never-before-seen material, including an all-new 35-page book, The Years Have Pants.
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Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching to the standards. Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader. 25 pages, FC
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Alexander Hamilton, his name was Alexander Hamilton. And there's a million things to know 'bout the man who began our financial system! A tale of one of the most influential founding fathers brought to you by Eisner-nominated artist and writer Rod Espinosa.
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Liz Prince, author of the world's cutest relationship comic, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?, returns with a new comic about being -- gasp! -- SINGLE. At last bringing her popular webcomic to printed form, Alone Forever explores the joys of flying solo, free to focus on what really matters: comics, punk rock, and cute boys with beards.
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Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching to the standards. Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader. 25 pages, FC
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Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both silly and profound, American Elf is a portrait of human life lived to the fullest, infused with the trademark passion and magic of Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate. This first collection includes the strip's beginnings at the end of 1998 and all of 1999. In here, James launches American Elf, rents a new apartment, cares for a sick kitty, visits Portugal, buys an iMac, and drinks a lot.
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Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, AMERICAN ELF! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both silly and profound, AMERICAN ELF is a portrait of human life lived to the fullest, infused with the trademark passion and magic of Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate.In 2000, James greets the new millennium, teaches his first class, plays a rock show for Courtney Love, drinks a lot, eats pie in the shower, and gets punched by a fan!
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Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, AMERICAN ELF! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both silly and profound, AMERICAN ELF is a portrait of human life lived to the fullest, infused with the trademark passion and magic of Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate.In 2001, James watches his music career take off, has travel nightmares, tries to start waking up earlier, spends Comic-Con unable to speak, experiments with a GameBoy Camera, worries about a crazed fan, and James and Amy consider having a baby.
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Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, AMERICAN ELF! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life -- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both silly and profound, AMERICAN ELF is a portrait of human life lived to the fullest, infused with the trademark passion and magic of Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate. In 2002, James gets a cute little fever, starts to go bald, jams with Eddie Campbell, launches AmericanElf.com, goes skinny-dipping at Comic-Con, buys a house, and finally decides to have a baby.
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In 2003, James rescues a duck, grows a beard, loses his fear of death, meets Daniel Johnston, gets fired from Vice Magazine, buys a house, invents a new grilled meat, gets bitten by the mayor, wins the Ignatz Award, is transformed by Amy's pregnancy and the birth of their son Eli, and decides that life is "harder, but better" with a baby.
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In 2004, James settles into fatherhood, gets an intern, signs a record contract, discovers the digital camera, almost invents dubstep, tours his massive American Elf book, jams with Craig Thompson, watches an old friend move away, loses an Eisner, wins an Ignatz, and learns important lessons from baby Eli.
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In 2005, James invents Dragon Puncher, tells bad jokes, takes a vow of happiness, gets his website hacked, writes a children's book, releases a new album, teaches Eli to talk, launches his first class at the Center for Cartoon Studies, and defends Jar Jar Binks.
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In 2006, Eli learns to swim, starts preschool, and invents new swears (like "pump duck"), while James gets fan mail from little kids, sells a song to FOX, launches a major new album, "fixes" a found painting, and writes a Christmas carol... plus he and Amy struggle with the idea of having another baby.
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In 2007, James exhibits 150 tiny paintings, gets dropped by his label, and films the movie MARS, while he his family invent their own language, control each other with imaginary video game controllers, tell long-distance bedtime stories, battle a milk dragon, and fall in love with new "werewolf baby" Oliver.
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In 2008, James tries to be a better daddy, is reduced to tears by Cormac McCarthy, asks his senile father to write a poem, paints with raspberry juice, meets Samuel L Jackson, tries to snap 5-year-old Eli out of a video game trance, and records some truly amazing dreams.
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In 2009, James falls pretends he won at the Angouleme Comics Festival, reveals an incredibly painful secret, has a mental breakdown, and promises to come back to life if he ever dies. Meanwhile Eli starts first grade and almost kisses a girl, Amy becomes the most powerful mommy in the universe, the family welcomes new kitten Nooko, and toddler Oliver tries to teach it to draw.
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In 2010, James makes his feature film debut, dances in an airport bathroom, grinds his teeth, struggles through movie, TV, and game development deals, watches his parents grow old, tries to stop yelling, and realizes the movie Inception is how he feels all the time. Meanwhile Amy hits a landmark birthday, Eli wows the family with his emotional sophistication, and Oliver gets popcorn up his nose.
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In 2011, James becomes Cartoonist Laureate, makes the TV news, prepares for the Rapture, realizes the terrorists won 9/11, opens for Gogol Bordello, and battles some of his darkest thoughts. Meanwhile Amy gets a butt concussion, Eli helps the police catch a suspect, Oliver sings "Love in an Elevator," and the whole family travels to Comic-Con!
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In 2012, Amy finally finds a video game she likes, Oliver kisses God, and Eli decides to grow elf ears. Meanwhile, James writes his own animated series, falls in love with Star Fox, sings with his dying father, wins the Eisner Award, wonders if he's too old for rock & roll, and decides to do the unthinkable: bring American Elf to an end.
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"A surprisingly touching narrative that reveals a new side to Andre 'The Giant' Roussimoff. . . . With a voice and tone perfectly matched to Andre's demeanor, Easton's writing brings Andre back to life."--Brutal Gamer Lion Forge Comics is proud to present this amazing story of a man who turned a curse into a blessing. Written by 2014 Eisner Award-nominee Brandon M. Easton with gorgeous artwork by Denis Medri, this unprecedented biography of Andre the Giant charts his earliest days on his family's farm, to his enormously successful runs in Japan, to his heated feuds with the biggest wrestling stars of all time, to his memorable turns in Hollywood TV and cinema and to his darkest moments caused by excessive substance abuse. Based on testimony from Andre's friends and colleagues--including his daughter Robin--this is the story you've never been told about Andre "the Giant" Roussimoff.
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This graphic biography traces Colin Kaepernick's road from young sports standout to athlete and activist. As Kaepernick protested violence against African Americans, he lost his career in football but gained a voice heard worldwide.
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In an era of discrimination, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's race barrier. Facing harassment, he stayed focused on the game, becoming the MLB Rookie of the Year in 1947 and later a baseball legend.
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Jesse Owens smashed records throughout his track and field career. In 1936, he made history at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Owens won four gold medals, combating Adolf Hitler's message of Nazi superiority.
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Serena Williams has amazed tennis fans with her talent and spoken out against racism and sexism in the tennis world. She has also become a role model for a new generation of tennis players.
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Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching to the standards. Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader. 25 pages, FC
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Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching to the standards. Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader. 25 pages, FC
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In honor of Black History Month, this anthology features biographies of leading African-American personalities, including Barack Obama, Colin Powell, Oprah Winfrey, and Condoleezza Rice along with new content specifically for the digital copy.
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The impact of the leadership demonstrated by Kamala Harris, Tyler Perry, Nelson Mandela, and Michelle Obama cannot be overstated. As the first woman to hold the office of Vice President of the United States, Kamala Devi Harris, lawyer, prosecutor, and former attorney general, has devoted herself to bettering her constituents' lives while focusing on social issues that help minorities women. Tyler Perry is known for wearing many different hats and wigs, such as actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and now comic book character. His inspiring life story has had dramatic highs and lows that have launched him to superstardom. Nelson Mandela of South Africa is one of the most important figures of the last century. He symbolizes the struggle against racial and political oppression and serves as a model for sustaining that struggle with grace and decency. From humble beginnings in Chicago, Michelle Obama rose to become an outspoken advocate, trailblazing First Lady, and international style icon. Their stories inspire generations and shape our culture. Celebrate Black History Month by exploring the lives of those who made history.
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Jackie Robinson, Lebron James, Tiger Woods, Russell Wilson have all held the title of "greatest player of all-time" in their respective sports. How did they get there? And what influence have they had on our culture? The first African-American to play major league baseball, Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color line and played a role in the Civil Rights Movement. Now the holder of three NBA championships, four MVP awards, two Olympic gold medals, and much more, LeBron James' fame has afforded him the ability to use his numerous endorsements to start companies, participate in social activism, and donate to worthwhile causes. By far, Tiger Woods is the most famous golfer of all time who's TGR Foundation delivers unique and empowering educational opportunities that lead to personal and professional excellence. Expectations and the pressure following them could break lesser men. Fortunately for Seattle Seahawks fans, Russell Wilson manages to withstand success and defeat with grace and aplomb. Read their exciting stories in Celebration of Black History Month!
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Drake, Nicki Minaj, Prince, and Beyoncé changed what music means. He made a name for himself as an actor, portraying wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks Degrassi: The Next Generation, but when Aubrey Graham went by his middle name, Drake, he rocketed to stardom with a sound unlike any before him. From her humble beginnings in Jamaica to her childhood in Queens, New York, to her spotlight alongside high-profile personalities on the American Idol judge's panel, hip hop star Nicki Minaj came to conquer the music scene. She succeeded. So much has been left unsaid about the passing of legendary music innovator Prince Rogers Nelson. Prince, a prolific musician from Minneapolis, started a musical revolution with the hits "1999," "Little Red Corvette," "When Doves Cry," "Purple Rain," "Batdance," and more, challenging even the "King of Pop," Michael Jackson, for chart supremacy during the 1980s. She might not be a superhero, but judging by all the things she's done, you'd be hard-pressed not to think she is. She's amazing, fierce, and always striving to be the best. All the single ladies know that Beyoncé is one of the world's hottest musicians, if not the hottest. Explore the lives of those who made us stand up and take notice during Black History Month.
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Producers Eduardo (writer of The Blair Witch Project) Sanchez and Gregg (Producer of The Blair Witch Project) Hale are joined by Robert Napton and Jamie Nash to present the ultimate adventure tale of a bygone age, when pyrates ruled the waters! Beginning with his childhood through to his bitter end, Blackbeard's legacy has never been explored as deeply and illustrated as beautifully by Mario Guevara than now! Also contains biographical information on Blackbeard and a complete cover gallery. Collects issues #1 - 6
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Edward Teach, known far and wide as Blackbeard, holds the coast of North and South Carolina in a grip of terror. Lieutenant Maynard and his men of the Royal Navy decide to capture the pirate, but they need help piloting their way through the shallow maze of coves and inlets. They enlist the aid of local fishermen Jacob Webster and his father, but Maynard doesn't count on the fact that Jacob may be leading them into trouble. The boy thinks Blackbeard is a hero! Historical Fiction.
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A Blaze of Glory chronicles continuing saga of Mack and the 518th Gun Truck - the most decorated convoy escort company during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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  • Blue
  • Publisher: IDW
  • Written by: Pat Grant
  • Art By: Pat Grant
  • Digital Release Date:
    February 17th, 2016
  • Language: English
  • Rated Mature (ages 16+)
Blue is the debut graphic novel of Australian cartoonist Pat Grant. It's a fascinating blend of autobiography and fiction with a sci-fi twist: in a seaside Australian town struggling with alien tentacle-creature immigration, a trio of aimless teenagers skip school to go surfing, chase rumors of a dead body, and avoid dealing with their own fears.
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Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë—faced with an ailing father and an alcoholic brother—pursue independence through art in this graphic vision of the lives of three legendary writers. Despite their family's stormy fortunes, the Brontë sisters resolved to write. To thwart the nineteenth century's double standards, they took the names of men, becoming the Bell brothers. Their works incited controversy and speculation, while at home, the sisters contended with the rages of Branwell Brontë, their self-destructive sibling. Manuela Santoni presents a time before Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall were known as literary masterpieces, when winds shook the Brontë house and determination held it together.
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Bridget and Carlton are as close as any sister and brother. But their relationship is particularly special. Carlton has autism and is almost completely nonverbal. He's smart, funny, creative, and loving. He has immense challenges in speaking full sentences.  Bridget's fierce loyalty to and compassion for her brother led to an unbreakable bond that has helped the siblings cope with divorce and homelessness. Carlton's devotion to his family is loud and clear, even in his silence. Carlton Hudgens was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at three years old. He didn't speak or interact with the world around him, except with humming and flapping arms. The diagnosis provided a label, but not an answer. He was considered low-functioning, but all that meant was that there was a laundry list of tasks he couldn't do, and little recognition of what he could. Carlton's sister, Bridget, just a year younger, became his protector, sharing their birthdays so that he could open the presents first, taking the blame for a broken toy to spare him from being punished on Christmas Day. She understood that she was living in Carlton's world, not the other way around. Because Carlton doesn't speak in full sentences, Bridget has opted to tell his story. "My brother is brilliant in every way," Bridget says. "He just doesn't speak like we speak." When Carlton was five years old, he uttered his first words: "I love you, Mom!" Bridget was elated. That sentence meant that he could hear her, that he could speak, and that she had a chance to reach her ultimate goal of bonding with her brother. Bridget was his protector, but Carlton became Bridget's savior. When Bridget was eleven years old, she and Carlton went to the public pool. Carlton was a natural swimmer, but Bridget couldn't swim at all. As the two played a game in the shallow end, they drifted closer to the deep end. Bridget panicked, swallowing water and crying for help. Carlton swam to her and pulled her to safety. No longer was he different, with special needs, or "that kid with autism." To Bridget, he was the big brother who had just saved her. Later on, he became a savior to others. Autism didn't stop him feeling compassion and love. It just made it harder for him to express those emotions. Their parents' divorce and the subsequent remarriage of their mother created a more stable life for Carlton, but Bridget had a hard time accepting the good changes. She had put herself second for so long, it was difficult to allow an adult to take over the care of her brother. By early adulthood, Bridget began to realize that the most fulfilling part of her life was forming a deeper connection with Carlton—an unbreakable bond that would shape brother and sister for the rest of their lives. It was Carlton's influence that led to her passion for helping others with special needs.
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