Insight Editions Presents Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight In Comics, Film and Beyond

Insight Editions Presents Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight In Comics, Film and Beyond

Since his 1939 debut in the pages of Detective Comics, Batman has become an icon, instantly recognizable the world over. Through the years, Gotham City’s guardian has been interpreted in so many radically different ways that we all now have our own Batman. To some, he’s the colorful Caped Crusader who dispatches villains with a POW! To others, he’s the grim Dark Knight hell-bent on avenging the death of his parents. And to others still he’s made of LEGO, has great abs and likes to eat lobster thermidor!

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UDON Entertainment Announces Street Fighter 2019 Pin- Up Special: Convention Editions

UDON Entertainment Announces Street Fighter 2019 Pin- Up Special: Convention Editions

UDON Entertainment is bringing the heat to Anime Expo and San Diego Comic-Con with two limited, special edition variant covers of the STREET FIGHTER 2019 PIN-UP SPECIAL! With stunning art by UDON veteran Rob 'Robaato' Porter, the two variant covers connect into a full picture with the ladies of Street Fighter facing off for a beach time brawl!

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Otakus & Geeks Holiday Gift Guide 2018 - Scholastic's AFK (Away From Keyboard)

Otakus & Geeks Holiday Gift Guide 2018 - Scholastic's AFK (Away From Keyboard)

AFK is a publishing program that brings you books about your favorite video games like Halo, Assassin’s Creed, World of Warcraft, Hello Neighbor, and Five Nights at Freddy’s. From guidebooks to original novels, stay in the worlds of the games you love, even while you’re Away From Keyboard.

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Lenni Reviews: “Broken Mirror” by Cody Sisco

*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review and is rated 18+

After the death of his grandfather, Victor is convinced he was murdered. But nobody believes him due to his diagnosis of mirror resonance syndrome, which causes blackouts, nightmares, hallucinations, and a lack of control over strong emotions. Determined to discover the truth, Victor no longer knows who to trust as not only his condition worsens but a dangerous conspiracy involving a possible cure and a plot to lock up any broken mirror whether they're a threat or not.

This is a great cyberpunk thriller. Set in a dystopian, 1990's, you get this futuristic feel and the stakes make it tense but there are moments that drag as the next twist is set up. I really felt for Victor and I think you'll find yourself rooting for him the entire book, as I did. The world around him is built perfectly within the narrative making the entire story engrossing and engaging. An awesome novel worth checking out. 4 out of 5.

VIZ Media Celebrates Pro Wrestling With KING OF STRONG Autobiography

VIZ Media Celebrates Pro Wrestling With KING OF STRONG Autobiography

Originally published in two paperback volumes in Japan, (1980-2004, 2004-2015), the autobiography of one of Japan’s greatest professional wrestlers, Shinsuke Nakamura, will be released as a single-volume hardcover print edition as well as a digital edition by VIZ Media in the summer of 2018.

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Reedpop Announces BookCon 2018 Initial Lineup featuring Taye Diggs, Angie Thomas, Jason Reynolds & More

 Reedpop Announces BookCon 2018 Initial Lineup featuring Taye Diggs, Angie Thomas, Jason Reynolds & More

Reedpop today unveiled the initial lineup of Authors joining BookCon 2018. Celebrating its fifth edition, the groundbreaking consumer book event will take place on June 2 & 3, 2018 at the Javits Center in New York City.

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The Art of Harley Quinn (Review)

The Art of Harley Quinn (Review)

Harley Quinn made her comic book debut in The Batman Adventures #12 and soon became one of the most popular characters in the DC Comics pantheon. From there, Harley made regular appearances in multiple series, eventually getting her own ongoing comic in 2001.

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The Art of Harley Quinn: The Creation of the DC's Infamous Female Icon

The Art of Harley Quinn: The Creation of the DC's Infamous Female Icon

This November, Insight Editions is publishing The Art of Harley Quinn, which delves into the creation and evolution of the fan-favorite character through exclusive interviews with the writers and artists who have brought Harley to life. 

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Marvel Universe Felt Review

 Marvel Universe Felt Review

Stitch together 10 of the world's mightiest, most adorable superheroes to save your crafting space! The 48-page instruction book has step-by-step directions and color photos to help you bring these characters to life. Die-cut templates, felt, stuffing, embroidery floss, and a needle are all included so you can make Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America, and seven other champions of justice. Dive into the Marvel Universe with these fun, collectible characters!

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Star Wars Even More Crochet Review

Star Wars Even More Crochet Review

Continue your interstellar yarn adventure with Star Wars Even More Crochet! With instructions for twelve different characters and enough materials for two complete projects—BB-8 and a Jawa—your crochet collection can soon include Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lando Calrissian, Rey, Finn, and many other favorites. This kit offers hours of crafting entertainment with out-of-this-world results!

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Marvel: Spider-Man 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book (Review)

Marvel: Spider-Man 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book (Review)

Join your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and all your favorite comic characters on a new adventure from best-selling dot-to-dot artist Thomas Pavitte. With 20 complex puzzles to complete, each consisting of at least 1,000 dots, Marvel fans will have hours of fun bringing Spidey and his friends, allies, and most villainous foes to life.

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Dragon Soul Available in Print!

Dragon Soul is now available. 

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With a foreword from Dragon Ball voice actors Christopher Sabat and Sean Schemmel, Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom is an entertaining, inspirational, and enlightening celebration of the world’s greatest anime and manga’s 30th anniversary!  This book features 27 stories from professionals who created Dragon Ball, 81 stories from Dragon Ball fans in over 25 countries, 600 images of original artwork, collections, and cosplay, plus exclusive interviews, insights, and heartfelt tales about Dragon Ball's power to change lives.

Dragon Soul is the newest book by acclaimed Dragon Ball scholar Derek Padula, author of the #1 best-selling "It's Over 9,000!" book, the Dragon Ball Culture book series, webmaster of The Dao of Dragon Ball, and screenwriter of the live-action Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, forever changing how Dragon Ball fans view their favorite series.

Latest Naruto Novel - NARUTO: ITACHI'S STORY - DAYLIGHT - Debuts From VIZ Media

VIZ Media expand its library of popular NARUTO novels with the release of NARUTO: ITACHI’S STORY – DAYLIGHT on November 1st.

Naruto’s allies and enemies take center stage in these fast-paced adventures with each book focusing on a particular clan mate, ally, team…or villain. NARUTO: ITACHI’S STORY – DAYLIGHT will be available in print and digital editions. The novel was written by Takashi Yano and features original cover art by NARUTO creator, Masashi Kishimoto.

NARUTO: ITACHI’S STORY – DAYLIGHT

MSRP: $10.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN / $6.99 Digital · Available November 1st

Uchiha Itachi, four years of age. With the hell of war burned into his eyes, the boy makes a resolution: he will rid this world of all violence. The birth of Sasuke, meeting his friend Shisui, the academy, genin, chunin, and then the Anbu – Itachi races down the path of glory toward his dream of becoming the first Uchiha Hokage, unaware of the darkness that lies ahead…

Also don’t miss the first three books in the series of NARUTO novels – NARUTO: KAKASHI’S STORY, NARUTO: SHIKAMARU’S STORY and NARUTO: SAKURA’S STORY, available now in print and digital editions.

Manga author/artist Masashi Kishimoto was born in 1974 in rural Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Like many kids, he was first inspired to become a manga artist in elementary school when he read Dragon Ball. After spending time in art school, he won the Hop Step Award for new manga artists with his story, Karakuri. After considering various genres for his next project, Kishimoto decided on a story steeped in traditional Japanese culture. His first version of NARUTO, drawn in 1997, was a one-shot story about fox spirits; his final version, which debuted in Japan in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, quickly became the most popular ninja manga in the world. The series would also spawn multiple anime series, movies, novels, video games and more. Having concluded the series in late 2014, Masashi Kishimoto has kept himself busy this year with the side story, Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring, and writing the story for the latest NARUTO movie, BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE, both of which focus on the title character's son, Boruto.

VIZ Media is the North American master licensor for NARUTO and publishes the bestselling NARUTO manga series in print and digitally and also distributes the NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN anime series and feature films. Additional information on NARUTO is available at www.Naruto.com.

For additional information on other manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visitwww.VIZ.com.

Mastering Manga 3 Power Up Review

Expert manga artist Mark Crilley guides you to another level with this powered-up drawing book. Complete your Crilley collection with this third installation, which elevates the instruction to focus on drawing methods to help you create distinctive and detailed professional-level manga art. Through 40 in-depth step-by-step demonstrations not covered in other Mastering Manga books, Mark reveals his secrets for adding color, how to draw manga-style.

Mastering Manga 3 is an impressive step to step guide on the basic fundamentals on different drawing styles of Manga. Unlike many how to draw Manga books, Mark Crilley shows step to step examples on how to draw particular eyes, poses and much more. Crilley does a great job of explaining the different styles of Manga drawings that readers are accustomed too. Mark Crilley explains different drawing styles such as Shojo Cuteness, Shojo Elegance, Dark Fantasy, Shonen Realism and many more. Each style is shown thoroughly explaining a little bit of the history or perception of each style then gives you a basic overview of how to start the style. Mark starts off with explaining the shape, the eyes and even given detail angles to which the style should be done. Is the book beginner friendly it depends on the level you’re at to be honest. I can’t draw if my life depended on it and found the explanation and steps to be a nice guideline to even do some of the basic shapes. One thing that I like about this book is that Mark touches on the topic of clothing and accessories. He explains how to draw armor, how certain style of clothing helps and panel. This is a very informative book for a 65 page book. Examples are shown in detail and easy to follow. If you’re interested in drawing Manga this might be one you might want to check out.

 

VIZ Media Announces Release Date For THE ART OF CASTLE IN THE SKY

VIZ Media announced today that the new book The Art of Castle In The Sky will be released on October 18th 2016. This beautiful hardcover edition joins VIZ Media’s highly commended series of art books showcasing Studio Ghibli films. THE ART OF CASTLE IN THE SKY’s debut also coincides with the 30th Anniversary of the original release of the film. THE ART OF CASTLE IN THE SKY will carry an MSRP of $34.99 U.S. / $39.99 CAN.

Hayao Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky was the first feature film produced by the legendary Studio Ghibli. Sheeta, a girl who has the power to defy gravity, is on the run from pirates when she meets the young inventor Pazu. Together they explore the secrets of Laputa, a flying city constructed by a long-lost race of people. All of Miyazaki’s major themes – the power of flight, the bravery of young women, and a world wrecked by change – are captured with beautiful animation and joyous storytelling.

“We are proud to release this gorgeously illustrated book that celebrates the extraordinary artwork of Hayao Miyazaki’s groundbreaking film,” says Masumi Washington, Senior Editorial Director. “This comprehensive edition is packed with the film’s art, from conception to final release, as well as commentary and insights from Miyazaki himself. It makes a fitting addition to our extensive Studio Ghibli library.”

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most beloved animation directors. His first feature, The Castle of Cagliostro, was released in 1979 and his critically acclaimed film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, which was based on his own manga, was released in 1984. In 1985, Miyazaki cofounded Studio Ghibli, through which he directed the box office smashes Princess Mononoke (1997) and Spirited Away (2001), which won the Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival and the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film in 2003. Howl's Moving Castle (2004) received the Osella Award for technical achievement at the 2004 Venice International Film Festival. In 2005, VIFF awarded Miyazaki the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Miyazaki’s other acclaimed films include My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service and Ponyo. Miyazaki's essays, interviews and memoirs have been collected in STARTING POINT: 1979–1996 and TURNING POINT: 1997–2008. His final film, The Wind Rises, was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award®. In November 2014, Miyazaki received an honorary Academy Award® at the academy's sixth annual Governor's Awards.

Dark Horse to Publish "The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts" in 2017

Dark Horse to Publish "The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts" in 2017

Following the fantastic success of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, Dark Horse and Nintendo® are excited to announce the next installment in a legendary partnership and the first in a new line of The Legend of Zelda literature. On February 21, 2017, Dark Horse will release The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. 

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