This book explores the connections between comics and Gothic from four different angles: historical, formal, cultural and textual. It identifies structures, styles and themes drawn from literary gothic traditions and discusses their presence in British and American comics today, with particular attention to the DC Vertigo imprint. Part One offers an historical approach to British and American comics and Gothic, summarizing the development of both their creative content and critical models, and discussing censorship, allusion and self-awareness. Part Two brings together some of the gothic narrative strategies of comics and reinterprets critical approaches to the comics medium, arguing for an holistic model based around the symbols of the crypt, the spectre and the archive. Part Three then combines cultural and textual analysis, discussing the communities that have built up around comics and gothic artifacts and concluding with case studies of two of the most famous gothic archetypes in comics: the vampire and the zombie.
When Gary Hampton is mauled and left for dead, his life takes a drastic turn. Gary is cursed - when the moon is full he transforms into a beast of the night - a werewolf. When his life is torn apart, Gary Hampton must rebuild, but can he do so from behind bars? This volume collects The Astounding Wolf-Man issues #13-18.
The final storyline of Astounding Wolf-Man begins here as Gary Hampton, The Astounding Wolf-Man, learns the secrets behind his origins and the dark future it hints to for him, his family, and those who wish to destroy him. The Walking Dead and Invincible writer Robert Kirkman combines his beloved mastery of superheroes and horror into one gut-wrenching adventure. This volume collects The Astounding Wolf-Man issues #19-25.
INVINCIBLE co-creator ROBERT KIRKMAN teams up with writer BENITO CERENO and illustrator NATE BELLEGARDE to reveal the secret history of his famed superhero's most beloved allies, Atom Eve and Rex Splode. This collection is a direct tie-in to the ongoing adventures of INVINCIBLE, revealing secrets his ongoing superhero series!
From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.