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This book began as an expansion of my essay, "H. P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West," in The Weird Tale, but very quickly became something quite different, to the degree that the two works have little save the title in common. I have always been interested in Lovecraft the philosopher, and in my Starmont Reader's Guide to Lovecraft (1982) I attempted a very compressed... [click here for more]
A beginner's guide to the paranormal, through the eyes of a professional paranormal investigator. If you’ve ever wanted to head out on your very own ghost hunt, but don’t quite know how to get started, this guide will get you on your way. Learn the basic information for a successful ghost investigation, plus a handy reference of vocabulary and investigative forms to use to keep you organized.... [click here for more]
Toys--those celebrated childhood cohorts and lead actors in children's imaginative play--have a fantastic history of heroism in fiction. From teddy bears that guard sleeping babies to plastic soldiers and cowboys who lay siege to wooden block castles, toys are often the heroes of the stories children inspire authors to tell.
In this collection of new essays, scholars from a range of disciplines... [click here for more]
Comics Writing: Communicating With Comic Books unveils the basics in comics writing from Steven Philip Jones, a professional comic book writer and instructor. Comics Writing shows you the step-by-step process of creating a comics script and how it is turned into a finished comics page. With the help of examples and comic book illustrations, this book will introduce you to: the different... [click here for more]
A significant expansion of the critically acclaimed first edition, Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History, 2d ed., carries the story of the Kanter family's series of comics-style adaptations of literary masterpieces from 1941 into the 21st century.
This book features additional material on the 70-year history of Classics Illustrated and the careers and contributions of such artists as Alex A.... [click here for more]