Once upon a comic published three quarters of a century ago a boy’s parents were murdered in front of him. We’re still following that little boy, turned man, in all types of media as he fights crime as…Batman! Glen Weldon, nerd expert extraordinaire, delves into the history and phenomenon of the Dark Knight with the intellectual heft of a historian, the wit of a comedian, and the enthusiasm of a fan. Reading this book will be like talking to that one funny, smart friend you have. Read it and learn what it means to be a superhero and a nerd.

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ISBN: 9781476756691
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 22nd, 2016

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ISBN: 9781476756738
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 21st, 2017

Superhero dramas rule our theaters and our television screens, but the real-life stories of comic book artists and writers can be just as exciting. This book tells the story of the creators, primary among them Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, who transformed Marvel Comics from also-ran to phenomenon; creating fan-favorite characters like Spiderman, the Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic Four in the process. But it's also a succession of tragedies. Artists betrayed, writers gone broke, coalitions of maverick artists subsumed by corporate. Howe doesn't give short shrift to the miracles and feats of imagination that allowed Marvel Comics to survive, but he also finds truth in the old saying that "comics will break your heart."

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ISBN: 9780061992117
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 1st, 2013

Whether it is the latent violence in a town that celebrates Christmas year-round, a delusional dee-jay laughing his way to prison, or an epic exploration of Stanley Kubrick's archives journalist Jon Ronson explores it all and more in Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries! The pieces compiled here are made up the odd and strange, almost the side effects of human progress. What links them thematically is Ronson's simultaneously empathetic and skeptical take on his subjects that makes his writing one-of-a-kind. 

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ISBN: 9781594631955
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 1st, 2013

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