They may be only one notch below humans on the evolutionary ladder, but gorillas and monkeys have for decades climbed to the top of the comic-book world as monsters, super-villains, sentient masterminds, soldiers, aliens, buffoons, and super-heroes. COMICS GONE APE! is the definitive missing link to everything you need to know about these popular primates, including Gorilla Grodd, Beppo the … [Read more...] about Comics Gone Ape!
Well the money making machine of the Spider-Man franchise is coming from all directions this year once again. Glenn Yeffeth the editor of many anthologies gives us a study into the phenomenon of the webslinger from people in the industry who know the character the best. The tangled web of vengeance, love, and loss woven by Spider-Man comics and films is explored in this collection of … [Read more...] about Webslinger: Unauthorized Essays on Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
Jeff Lemire is one "Crazy Canuck" or should I say sly. He burrows into his past life of Essex County, Ontario in a rural town that could be a stunt double for any other little town all over North America and gives us a pleasure trip into the innocence of childhood and pristine fantasy. Taking a page from Ontario's other hero Seth, who reveled us with It's a Good Life, If You Don't … [Read more...] about Essex County Volume 1: Tales From The Farm
Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations With just a few line strokes when an artist is able to convey the most mundane routines and reap a white page of paper into choreographed motion , you feel like you are holding something of magic. Jeffrey Brown has cat scratch fever and he illustrates the elementary things around us and brings his lines to life. It's … [Read more...] about Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations
ART OF REBOOT by Dave Roberts & Gavin Blair. The most comprehensive collection of art from the ground-breaking animated series, ReBoot! Includes the original character and production drawings from UK comic book legend Brendan McCarthy (Judge Dredd, Shade the Changing Man, Solo) as well as Scott Lee (Pitt Crew), Dean Ormstrom (Lucifer), and many others. Forward and anecdotes by … [Read more...] about Art Of ReBoot
Derib is the Swiss artist behind the popular European strip Yakari that is making way here in North America. Follow the adventures of the little Indian native boy and his friend the Great Eagle. Yakari meets his friend Great Eagle in his dreams. His wish of seeing him 'for real' will come true the day that he manages to be like him. So Yakari tries to fly, but in vain. It is … [Read more...] about Yakari and Great Eagle
Who goes there? Friend or foe. You got to admit that is a great cover. My kids are already begging me for this DVD.SpongeBob is ready to entertain you with 7 all new DVD episodes! Laugh with SpongeBob as he finds out the secret to Mr. Krabs and Planktons rivalry, wards off the boogeyman, tries to impress a world renowned chef, becomes a spy and more. … [Read more...] about Friend or Foe
The Flying Bed Nancy Willard weaves a wonderful fairy tale of modern tones emanating life's little lessons. John Thompson's magical pigmented canvas is freshly baked and alluring to the senses. Newbery Medalist Nancy Willard spins an original fairy tale about a poor baker who finds a beautiful bed for his wife in a strange new shop--for free! Perhaps his bad luck has turned? But … [Read more...] about The Flying Bed
The Manga Bible I would tend to think that if some sort of prophet were alive today and he wanted to spread the word of his religion to the youth, manga would be his choice. That is what they are doing now with the New Testament. Hodder & Stoughton Religious the imprint of this project has plans for an Old Testament edition in the future. How many kids will jump to … [Read more...] about Manga Bible?
Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo? Beccia. Carlyn Beccia that is, put the "B" into Ballyhoo. Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo? brings back days of old when the only game in town entertainment wise was the circus. This is her first book and she is an award winning illustrator to boot. She has a wicked web site that is interactive laced with games and activities. So get your popcorn and … [Read more...] about Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo?