The American Superhero: Encyclopedia of Caped Crusaders in History

Author: Richard A. Hall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 370

View: 708

This compilation of essential information on 100 superheroes from comic book issues, various print and online references, and scholarly analyses provides readers all of the relevant material on superheroes in one place. • Examines in detail how superheroes and superheroines have appeared in comics and other media over the decades • Shows how superheroes and superheroines have reflected the hopes, fears, and values of American society at any given period • Provides scholarly material that gives readers additional important historical context in five essays • Ensures that diverse and obscure superheroes and superheroines are given equal coverage

Comics Values Annual, 1998

The Comic Books Price Guide

Author: Alex G. Malloy

Publisher: Antique Trader


Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 672

View: 647

With more than 30,000 updated prices and over 650 photos and illustrations, "Comics Values Annual" provides an indispensable reference for dealers and collectors of all types of comics. Malloy offers reader-friendly grading and pricing charts, arranged by publisher, plus regional market reports from the nation's top experts and interviews with comics illustrators and writers.

Holy Grail

The True Story of British Wrestling’s Revival

Author: Greg Lambert

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 236

View: 528

Pro wrestling in America is a multi-billion dollar business. Pro wrestling in Britain is skint and hasn't been on national television since the days of Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks. For British Wrestling, a resurrection is long overdue. But with no money and no TV deal, the revival was never going to be easy... Greg Lambert was just a wrestling fan until one night, he innocently turned on the radio and life was never the same again. As Britain’s unlikeliest ring villain and head of its most famous wrestling company, the FWA, Greg embarked on the quest for British Wrestling’s Holy Grail - a five-year odyssey of ecstatic highs, depressing lows, extreme violence, financial meltdown and encounters with wrestling superstars like CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Mick Foley, Bret 'The Hitman' Hart and Jake 'The Snake' Roberts. Crammed with Greg's personal experiences, opinion and insight into some of the biggest British Wrestling events, issues and personalities of the past decade, this is the inside story of how a hungry new generation of UK wrestlers fought to emerge from the shadows. This is the true story of British Wrestling’s revival.

Marvel Graphic Novels and Related Publications

An Annotated Guide to Comics, Prose Novels, Children’s Books, Articles, Criticism and Reference Works, 1965–2005

Author: Robert G. Weiner

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 399

View: 603

This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel’s mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication’s title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel–related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.






Page: 96

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television

Author: Thomas Riggs

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 450

View: 597

Biographical reference providing information on individuals active in the theatre, film, and television industries. Covers not only performers, directors, writers, and producers, but also behind-the-scenes specialists such as designers, managers, choreographers, technicians, composers, executives, dancers, and critics from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and the world.

British Book News




Category: Best books


View: 109

Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

Video Sourcebook

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

View: 557

From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

Chase's Calendar of Events 2001

Author: Contemporary Books

Publisher: Contemporary Books


Category: Holidays

Page: 752

View: 127

Includes more than 10,000 holidays, holy days, national and ethnic celebrations, astronomical phenomena, festivals, fairs, anniversaries, and other events from around the world.