Enter a world of the finest in scary storytelling and dazzling artwork! Creepy Archives Volume 5 continues the critically acclaimed series that throws back the dusty curtain on a treasure trove of amazing comics art and brilliantly blood-chilling stories. From the gorgeously painted full-color covers to the exquisite black-and-white interiors, this groundbreaking archival series resurrects some of the finest graphic storytelling ever printed. From "The Rats in the Walls" to "It That Lurks," these are infamous tales to chill the blood. * Featuring the artwork of comics legends Steve Ditko, Reed Crandall, Angelo Torres, Alex Toth, and more! 2009 Eisner Award nominee-Best Archival Collection/Project
THE COMPLETE TORTUROUS STORY of the 1910 film version of Frankenstein is narrated in this 100th Anniversary edition. Everything you ever wanted to know about the classic first Frankenstein film and then some. This highly researched document begins in the dusty archives of Thomas A. Edison and follows a trail of evidence that leads through the tattered pages of pre- Hollywood film history. The story unfolds of the making of the film and its disappearance on to the actual re-discovery of the long-lost 1910 Frankenstein film starring Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips, and Mary Fuller, and finally getting it released on DVD. Helped step-by-step with obscure Edison Manufacturing Co. documents and numerous rare photographs, many published for the very first time, this motion picture, its unknown impact on later Frankenstein films and intertextuality are finally revealed and brought back to life. Created in a style that appeals to all audiences, author Wiebel brings forth a living book from dead tissues. Edison's Frankenstein stands on its own in the world of horror filmography and is a welcome edition to any library. "Of the over 400 books on Frankenstein that I have in my library, this is the gem of my collection and the one I've been waiting for." - Forrest J. Ackerman
A QUICK AND EASY RENTER'S GUIDE TO HELP YOU FIND VIDEOS, ORGANIZED JUST LIKE YOUR VIDEO STORE! You'll be watching movies like the experts with this fact-packed video guide to more than16,000 films. Organized by category to make your decision easier, this bestselling encyclopedia is unique in its comprehensive coverage and user-friendliness. From Five Stars to Turkey, the ratings help you preview the perfect movie for you! * * * Indexed by director, star, title, and Oscar winners! * * * In the full-title index, all four- and five-star movies are indicated by an *, and all new entries are highlighted for easy identification. * * * Special sections on family, foreign, and documentary films! * * * More offbeat and obscure films than any other guide, with serials, B-Westerns, horror movies, repackaged TV series, and made-for-TV movies! * * * "The best all-around volume." --Newsday
Gathered here for the first time are Miles J. Breuer s first publication, The Man with the Strange Head ; his neglected dystopian novel Paradise and Iron (appearing here in book form for the first time); stories such as Gostak and the Doshes and Mechanocracy ; and Breuer s essay The Future of Scientifiction, one of the early critical statements of the genre. Also included are some of the author s letters from the Discussions column of Amazing Stories. Much of what we know as science fiction saw the light and found its themes, styles, and modes in the science fiction magazines of the early twentieth century. It was in these magazines of the 1920s and 1930s that Breuer often led the way. Breuer himself found his inspiration in the work of H. G. Wells and in turn influenced science fiction masters from Jack Williamson to Robert A. Heinlein. The Man with the Strange Head and Other Early Science Fiction Stories collects the best work of this pioneer of the genre.