After achieving the quickest sell-out in TwoMorrows’ history, KIRBY & LEE: STUF’ SAID has gone back to press for an Expanded Second Edition, including minor corrections, and 16 new pages of “Stuf’ Said” by the creators of the Marvel Universe! This first-of-its-kind examination, completed just days before Stan Lee’s passing, looks back at Kirby & Lee’s own words, in chronological order, from fanzine, magazine, radio, and television interviews, to paint the most comprehensive and enlightening picture of their relationship ever done—why it succeeded, where it deteriorated, and when it eventually failed. Interspersed chronologically in this updated edition are new and often surprising revelations that’ve come to light since the first edition took fandom by storm! It’s augmented with copious additional comments by Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko, more details and Lee and Kirby’s clash over the origin of Galactus, and a remarkable find that explains why Kirby decided to bitingly parody Stan Lee as “Funky Flashman” in his Mister Miracle comics series. Also here are recollections from Wallace Wood, John Romita Sr., and more Marvel Bullpen stalwarts who worked with them both. Rounding out this book is a study of the duo’s careers after they parted ways as collaborators, including Kirby’s difficulties at Marvel Comics in the 1970s, his last hurrah with Lee on the Silver Surfer Graphic Novel, and his exhausting battle to get back his original art—and creator credit—from Marvel. Stuf’ Said gives both men their say, compares their recollections, and tackles the question, “Who really created the Marvel Comics Universe?”. Compiled, researched, and edited by publisher John Morrow.
COMIC BOOK ARTIST SPECIAL EDITION #2 compiles the new “extras” from CBA Collection Vol. 1-3, including an unpublished story by JACK KIRBY, unpublished art by BERNIE WRIGHTSON, an unused story by JEFF JONES, an extensive new interview with ALAN WEISS, an in-depth examination of Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers' Batman masterpieces from the 1970s, a comprehensive look at DC's rarely seen Cancelled Comics Cavalcade (perhaps the most collectible DC Comic of that decade), a Paul Gulacy art gallery, Bob Rozakis on writing the infamous Hostess Twinkie ads, Marvel Value Stamp history, Mr. Monster's scrapbook, and more!
Robbers, gangsters, murderers, and criminals of every description have long been a staple of popular entertainment. Movies are no exception, and film buffs and scholars alike now have a complete guide to the vast array of films that make up the fascinating world of crime cinema. The BFI Companion to Crime offers detailed information on the sub-genres and motifs of movies dealing with criminals and their behavior: prison dramas, heist stories, kidnappings, the exploits of serial killers, juvenile delinquents, and hired guns. Phil Hardy also includes articles on the historical and social background of crime movies. The Mafia, the Japanese yakuza, the FBI, and the underworld of union rackets, prostitution, and drugs are some of the topics covered. Fictional characters such as Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Maigret, Philip Marlow, and Pretty Boy Floyd appear in these pages, along with the literary sources of many crime films. The works of Graham Greene, Dashiell Hammett, Mickey Spillane, and Eric Ambler are among those featured. Abundantly illustrated with more than 500 photographs, this is the book for film enthusiasts and anyone interested in the crime genre.
Beloved by both Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, Lu Anne Henderson’s story has never been told. Lu Anne was a beautiful 15-year-old girl in Denver in 1945 when she met Neal, a fast-talking hurricane of male sexuality and vast promises. The two married, and soon they were hanging out with a group of would-be writers, including Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. But Neal and Jack initially didn’t like each other very much. Lu Anne taught them how to love each other — in effect, making the Beat Generation possible, as well as giving Kerouac material for one of the seminal novels of the 20th century, On the Road. One and Only traces the immense struggles of Lu Anne’s own life, which ranged from the split-up of her family to the ravages of abusive men, lingering illness, and the grief of losing the two most important men in her life. Lu Anne Henderson did not live to see the filming of On the Road by Walter Salles, but One and Only tells how Twilight’s Kristen Stewart, through her work with both Nicosia and Anne Marie Santos (Lu Anne's daughter), came to find the key to playing Lu Anne in the film.
The ultimate movie fan’s guide. This enhanced eBook contains the full text of the bestselling novel, and exclusive movie content such as: five video clips from the film; the director’s movie shooting script; video interviews from cast and crew—including Anne Hathaway and author/screenwriter David Nicholls—about their connections between the book and the film; and a reading group guide featuring full-color movie stills throughout. This deluxe eBook brings the story of Dexter and Emma’s unforgettable romance to life in a truly unique way. It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.
Sports in Literature, 2nd Edition, brings a new category of American literature to life through the dramatic and personal aspects of sport. This compilation includes a variety of genres at 9th through 12th grade reading levels: stories, essays, poetry, and biographies. The selections include notable authors and celebrities including William Wordsworth, John Updike, Lillian Morrison, John Sayles, Chaim Potok, Toni Cade Bambara, and even Abbott and Costello. Sports in Literature will help students see that sport is more than a contest. They will recognize sports as a metaphor for the human experience.