Tales From The Crypt

The Official Archives Including the Complete History of DC Comics and the Hit Television Series

Author: Digby Diehl

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312170400

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Contains the official biography of the Crypt Keeper, a history of EC Horror Comics, 105 covers, and other stories, facts, and features relating to "Tales from the Crypt"
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The EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt

Author: Al Feldstein

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1630089516

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 216

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Dark Horse Comics is proud to bring you more creepily classic Tales from the Crypt! Digitally re-colored using Marie Severin's original colors as a guide, this twisted tome features stories drawn by the unforgettable artistic talents of Jack Davis, George Evans, Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, Reed Crandall, Bernie Krigstein, Bill Elder, and Joe Orlando!
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Tales from the Crypt

Author: Bill Gaines,Al Feldstein,Jack Davis,Joe Orlando,Graham Ingels,George Evans

Publisher: William M. Gaines Agent, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781603600118

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 212

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Originally published in 1952 and 1953, this volume of Gemstone''s EC Archives series reprints issues #13-18 of Tales from the Crypt! Creators include writers Bill Gaines and Al Feldstein, and artists Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, Al Williamson, Joe Orlando, and George Evans.
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Tales of Terror!

The EC Companion

Author: Fred Von Bernewitz,Grant Geissman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560974031

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Now available in softcover, this is the definitive story of EC Comics (MAD Magazine, Tales From the Crypt, Two-Fisted Tales, etc.), the most notorious and well-regarded mass-market comics publisher in history. The book is also a comprehensive checklist with every EC cover printed in full-color. Featuring the work of Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Wally Wood, Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Bernie Krigstein and many more. Co-published with Gemstone Comics, the official licensor of the EC line, and fully authorized by the estate of EC's William Gaines.
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Shadows on the Grave #2

Author: Richard Corben

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 14

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A treacherous nephew seeks to relieve his ancient hermit aunt of her fortune. A desolate swamp changes all who dare trespass. An accommodating spirit lingers in a cemetery guiding visitors to their graves. And a barbarian hero tries to save his kingdom from a monstrous Cyclops. New stories from 2012 Eisner Hall of Fame award winner Richard Corben! Each issue features four tales of horror, including the ongoing saga of Denaeus.
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The Historian

Author: Elizabeth Kostova

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 075951383X

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history....Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of-a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known-and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula. Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Now one young woman must decide whether to take up this quest herself-to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed-and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own unknowable ends? The answers to these questions cross time and borders, as first the father and then the daughter search for clues, from dusty Ivy League libraries to Istanbul, Budapest, and the depths of Eastern Europe. In city after city, in monasteries and archives, in letters and in secret conversations, the horrible truth emerges about Vlad the Impaler's dark reign-and about a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive down through the ages.Parsing obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions-and evading the unknown adversaries who will go to any lengths to conceal and protect Vlad's ancient powers-one woman comes ever closer to the secret of her own past and a confrontation with the very definition of evil. Elizabeth Kostova's debut novel is an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful-and utterly unforgettable.
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Tales from the Crypt #1: Ghouls Gone Wild

Author: Mark Bilgrey,Don McGregor,Rob Vollmar,Neil Kleid,Jim Salicrup

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781597070829

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 112

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Presents four tales of terror in the spirit of the original EC Comics series, including "Body of Work", where two nosy and somewhat murderous neighbors discover shocking inspiration for Jack Kroll's outsider artwork.
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The EC Archives: The Haunt of Fear

Author: Bill Gaines,Al Felstein,Otto Binder,Carl Wessler

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506709680

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 152

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This fifth and final volume of the EC Comics horror classic The Haunt of Fear collects a scary assortment of unforgettable frights! Featuring work from the legendary talents of Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, Graham Ingels, George Evans, Jack Kamen, Jack Davis, and Reed Crandall, this volume collects The Haunt of Fear #25-#28 Featuring a foreword from Marilyn Manson!
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From Krakow to Krypton

Jews and Comic Books

Author: Arie Kaplan

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 0827610432

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Jews created the first comic book, the first graphic novel, the first comic book convention, the first comic book specialty store, and they helped create the underground comics (or "Comix") movement of the late '60s and early '70s. Many of the creators of the most famous comic books, such as Superman, Spiderman, X-Men, and Batman, as well as the founders of MAD Magazine, were Jewish. From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books tells their stories and demonstrates how they brought a uniquely Jewish perspective to their work and to the comics industry as a whole. Over-sized and in full color, From Krakow to Krypton is filled with sidebars, cartoon bubbles, comic book graphics, original design sketches, and photographs. It is a visually stunning and exhilarating history.
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Author: Jenny Lawson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101573082

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy. “Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.”—O, The Oprah Magazine When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it. In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives. Readers Guide Inside
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Beyond The Dark Tower

Author: Joseph Vargo

Publisher: Monolith Graphics

ISBN: 0982489927

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

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Venture into the gothic realm of Joseph Vargo and discover the passion, mystery and horror that lie in wait deep within the shadows of The Dark Tower. This sequel to the acclaimed anthology Tales From The Dark Tower continues the Gothic saga of the vampire Lord Brom and his battle against the forces that lurk in the citadel of shadows known as The Dark Tower. No one is certain how long The Dark Tower has stood. It is believed to be a place of great evil, haunted by dark angels and spirits of the restless dead. Legends say the Tower was once the ancient fortress of the Dark Queen, Mara, and her infernal legions. Other tales tell of a warrior knight—once a man, but now an immortal creature of darkness—who stands vigil over the fallen queen’s tomb.
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The Aleppo Codex

In Pursuit of One of the World's Most Coveted, Sacred, and Mysterious Books

Author: Matti Friedman

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616202785

Category: History

Page: 311

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Winner of the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature A thousand years ago, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible was written. It was kept safe through one upheaval after another in the Middle East, and by the 1940s it was housed in a dark grotto in Aleppo, Syria, and had become known around the world as the Aleppo Codex. Journalist Matti Friedman's true-life detective story traces how this precious manuscript was smuggled from its hiding place in Syria into the newly founded state of Israel and how and why many of its most sacred and valuable pages went missing. It's a tale that involves grizzled secret agents, pious clergymen, shrewd antiquities collectors, and highly placed national figures who, as it turns out, would do anything to get their hands on an ancient, decaying book. What it reveals are uncomfortable truths about greed, state cover-ups, and the fascinating role of historical treasures in creating a national identity.
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The Shadow Out of Time

Author: Howard Phillips Lovecraft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967321530

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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Moonglow

A Novel

Author: Michael Chabon

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006222557X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the Sophie Brody Medal • An NBCC Finalist for 2016 Award for Fiction • ALA Carnegie Medal Finalist for Excellence in Fiction • Wall Street Journal’s Best Novel of the Year • A New York Times Notable Book of the Year • A Washington Post Best Book of the Year • An NPR Best Book of the Year • A Slate Best Book of the Year • A Christian Science Monitor Top 15 Fiction Book of the Year • A New York Magazine Best Book of the Year • A San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year • A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year • A New York Post Best Book of the Year iBooks Novel of the Year • An Amazon Editors' Top 20 Book of the Year • #1 Indie Next Pick • #1 Amazon Spotlight Pick • A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • A BookPage Top Fiction Pick of the Month • An Indie Next Bestseller "This book is beautiful.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times Book Review, cover review Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure—and the forces that work to destroy us. In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother’s home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon’s grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man had never heard before, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten. That dreamlike week of revelations forms the basis for the novel Moonglow, the latest feat of legerdemain from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as “my grandfather.” It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact—and the creative power—of keeping secrets and telling lies. It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrator’s grandfather and his grandmother, an enigmatic woman broken by her experience growing up in war-torn France. It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination. From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York’s Wallkill prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of the “American Century,” the novel revisits an entire era through a single life and collapses a lifetime into a single week. A lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional nonfiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir, Moonglow is Chabon at his most moving and inventive.
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The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Author: Bobby Henderson

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 9780307485564

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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CAN I GET A “RAMEN” FROM THE CONGREGATION?! Behold the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), today’s fastest growing carbohydrate-based religion. According to church founder Bobby Henderson, the universe and all life within it were created by a mystical and divine being: the Flying Spaghetti Monster. What drives the FSM’s devout followers, a.k.a. Pastafarians? Some say it’s the assuring touch from the FSM’s “noodly appendage.” Then there are those who love the worship service, which is conducted in pirate talk and attended by congregants in dashing buccaneer garb. Still others are drawn to the Church’s flimsy moral standards, religious holidays every Friday, or the fact that Pastafarian heaven is way cooler: Does your heaven have a Stripper Factory and a Beer Volcano? Intelligent Design has finally met its match–and it has nothing to do with apes or the Olive Garden of Eden. Within these pages, Bobby Henderson outlines the true facts– dispelling such malicious myths as evolution (“only a theory”), science (“only a lot of theories”), and whether we’re really descended from apes (fact: Humans share 95 percent of their DNA with chimpanzees, but they share 99.9 percent with pirates!) See what impressively credentialed top scientists have to say: “If Intelligent Design is taught in schools, equal time should be given to the FSM theory and the non-FSM theory.” –Professor Douglas Shaw, Ph.D. “Do not be hypocritical. Allow equal time for other alternative ‘theories’ like FSMism, which is by far the tastier choice.” –J. Simon, Ph.D. “In my scientific opinion, when comparing the two theories, FSM theory seems to be more valid than classic ID theory.” –Afshin Beheshti, Ph.D. Read the book and decide for yourself! From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Visceral Bukowski

Inside the Sniper Landscape of L.A. Writers

Author: Ben Pleasants

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780941543385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 231

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Cultural Writing. VISCERAL BUKOWSKI is a memoir of a 20-year friendship with deep insights into the personal life of Charles Bukowski and the city of Los Angeles. Here are clear chapters on childhood friends, Bukowski's flirtation with Nazism, how Pleasants and Bukowski together rediscover John Fante, adventures in Hollywood, the women, the jobs, the booze and the writing; the way it really happened without the fiction. A strikingly rich portrayal of Bukowski, a poet, who was "alive and glowing in his place in time"--Los Angeles Times.
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Terror Television

American Series, 1970-1999

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476604169

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 685

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Although horror shows on television are popular in the 1990s thanks to the success of Chris Carter's The X-Files, such has not always been the case. Creators Rod Serling, Dan Curtis, William Castle, Quinn Martin, John Newland, George Romero, Stephen King, David Lynch, Wes Craven, Sam Raimi, Aaron Spelling and others have toiled to bring the horror genre to American living rooms for years. This large-scale reference book documents an entire genre, from the dawn of modern horror television with the watershed Serling anthology, Night Gallery (1970), a show lensed in color and featuring more graphic makeup and violence than ever before seen on the tube, through more than 30 programs, including those of the 1998-1999 season. Complete histories, critical reception, episode guides, cast, crew and guest star information, as well as series reviews are included, along with footnotes, a lengthy bibliography and an in-depth index. From Kolchak: The Night Stalker to Millennium, from The Evil Touch to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twin Peaks, Terror Television is a detailed reference guide to three decades of frightening television programs, both memorable and obscure.
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Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman [2 volumes]

From Captain America to Wonder Woman

Author: Randy Duncan,Matthew J. Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313399247

Category: Social Science

Page: 920

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This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. • Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves • Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject • Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations • Includes a comprehensive bibliography
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