The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes
Author: Gina Misiroglu
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate AtoZ compendium describes everyone’s favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 heroes, icons and their place in popular culture, it is the first comprehensive profile of superheroes across all media, following their path from comic book stardom to radio, television, movies, and novels. The best-loved and most historically significant superheroes—mainstream and counterculture, famous and forgotten, best and worst—are presented with numerous full-color illustrations, including dozens of classic comic covers. Each significant era of the superhero is explored—from the Golden Age of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s through the Modern Age—providing a unique perspective of the role of the hero over the course of the 20th century and beyond. This latest edition has been revised to reflect updates on existing characters, coverage of new characters, and recent films and media trends in the last several years.
Join the fun as Bart meets his double-crossing doppelganger, Homer proves there is cause to be alarmed at the nuclear power plant, Moe and the barflies invent a popular beer-flavored donut, the whole family makes itself busy as bees while trying to make money in the honey business, and Bartman faces his deadliest foe of all . . . the Bartman of the Future! Then, build your very own Moe's Tavern with your very own two hands!
Featuring The Simpsons family these are stories where Marge becomes a no-nonsense judge; Bart manages to get the house repossessed in a seed-selling scam; Homer takes the family on a cruise of titanic proportions; Mr Burns takes a keen interest in Springfield's church; and much more.
Another Simpsons comic collection in which no facet of American culture is left unmauled, as Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie blaze a trail for no-hopers everywhere. Episodes featured are: Don't Cry for Me, Jebediah, The Artist Formerly Known as Bart, and Stand and Deliverance.
Fans of The Simpson's, one of the most highly rated and honoured television shows in history, will delight in this festive collection of Simpson's stories, including insightful and humorous commentary from the show's creator, Matt Groening. All new stories (featuring the whole Simpson family, as well as Itchy & Scratchy, Krusty the Clown, Bartman and Radioactive Man) combined with the old favourites never before collected make this colourful treasury a must for every Simpsons devotee.
Graphic novel. "The Simpsons", the world's favourite dysfunctional family unit, return for more satirical suburban shenanigans!In "All Fired Up", Homer, Sideshow Mel and others recount how they lost their jobs under hilarious circumstances; Lisa is dismayed by everyone's apathy towards reading in "Lisa Simpson's Book Club"; Flander's and Homer's lives switch places in "Ned the Simpson"; Homer lives his dream when he lands a job at Lard Lad Donuts; and Principal Skinner learns with great power comes responsibilities in "The Principle of the Thing"!Featuring many more hilarious stories, and all the classic Simpsons characters you've grown to love, these latest exploits from Springfield will have you rolling in the aisles!