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Matthew White July 10, 2017 86 0
The story of the rise and fall of those comic books has never been fully told -- until The Ten-Cent Plague. David Hajdu's remarkable new book vividly opens up the lost world of comic books, its creativity, irreverence, and suspicion of authority. In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created—in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books. No sooner had this new culture emerged than it was beaten down by church groups, community bluestockings, and a McCarthyish...
On Top of Spumoni Featured
Matthew White May 31, 2017 126 0
Cooper Spanoli is as imperfect as anyone of us feel. Living in the metropolis of Chicago, surrounded by beautiful women, he stumbles through life always looking out of the corner of his eye. Playing Dungeons & Dragons, going to comic conventions and his favorite past time; cooking and eating, doesn't leave much time for love. Enter -- Jacqueline Price. Daddy's perfect little princess and mommy's mini me - a gorgeous socialite-in- training who has everything a girl could ask for- money, looks, and a smokin' hot boyfriend. Has she found the love of her life or is he at...
Matthew White February 07, 2017 299 0
Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Black Hawk Down is Mark Bowden’s brilliant account of the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War. On October 3, 1993, about a hundred elite U.S. soldiers were dropped by helicopter into the teeming market in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia. Their mission was to abduct two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord and return to base. It was supposed to take an hour. Instead, they found themselves pinned down through a long and terrible night fighting against thousands of heavily armed...
Julia Vanishes Featured
Matthew White September 14, 2016 449 0
"An exciting novel with magic and serial killers.... One of the hottest books coming out."—Hypable.com Fans of Marie Lu, Leigh Bardugo, and Kristin Cashore will be captivated by this stunning first book in a must-have new fantasy trilogy about a spy who can vanish at will and who discovers that monsters, mystery, and magic are also lurking—just out of sight. Julia has the unusual ability to be . . . unseen. Not invisible, exactly. Just beyond most people's senses. It's a dangerous trait in a city that has banned all forms of magic and drowns witches in public...
shadowselfalpha June 10, 2016 582 0
This over-the-top fantastical work weaves together genres of magical realism, epic poetry, horror, love and mythology. This complete work of speculative poetry is definitely not one you might readily encounter; the author's unique voice promises to make for a new, yet fascinating experience.
Matthew White June 05, 2016 562 0
Spark is a little dragon with a big problem. He can’t control his fiery breath. Even practicing doesn’t help. Will Spark ever be able to tame his flame? The first book in an early reader series about baby magic animals, Spark is a gentle reminder that there is a perfect time for everything.
Superiority Complex Featured
Matthew White May 16, 2016 564 0
It's like reading a year's worth of comics! Jason Chalmers is a recent graduate from the Academy, and is thrust into the role of superhero on the world's premier superteam the Defenders. Thomas Reid is the newest student at the recently formed vilainy academy, will he graduate into godhood or be vaporized by his classmates? Mike has just moved to Superior City to go to college, but can he stay out of trouble in a city with more superbeings per capita than any other in the world, especially since he's a superbeing himself? And don't forget...
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story Featured Hot
Matthew White May 11, 2016 626 0
An unvarnished, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes account of one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America Operating out of a tiny office on Madison Avenue in the early 1960s, a struggling company called Marvel Comics presented a cast of brightly costumed characters distinguished by smart banter and compellingly human flaws. Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, Daredevil—these superheroes quickly won children's hearts and sparked the imaginations of pop artists, public intellectuals, and campus radicals. Over the course of a half century, Marvel's epic universe would...
Matthew White May 11, 2016 591 0
Psystar is called in to assist the F.B.I. with a kidnapping. Gunned down in an attempt to capture a kidnapper, she barely survives. Spartan and Black Tiger follow and the team is able to capture the team of kidnappers - only to discover that it appears to be open hunting season for the capture of new supers. Other heroes become involved as some are kidnapped, others attempt to find and free them, and yet others stop crimes and a fire that occur along the way. The team discovers that a crime lord plans to auction off...
Matthew White May 11, 2016 622 0
H.E.R.O. - Metamorphosis kicks off the most extensive, continuous and ongoing superhero series of the last decade, if not longer! This novel is a standalone book, but it introduces the new world, the city of Metrocity, and the core heroes involved in over 1.7 million words throughout the series. It functions much like a television series or comic book series, with intertwining plots and characters throughout. H.E.R.O. - Metamorphosis follows the story of three people - Stephanie, Lance, and Rael. They find they are changed into supers, along with others in Metrocity, when a meteor shower...