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Batman: Facts And Stats From The Classic TV Show By Joe Desris

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KA-POW! BOFF! ZAP! This action-packed compendium is the perfect introduction and guide to the beloved 1960s Batman TV series. The dynamic duo, the colorful villains, the gadgets, that theme tune — it’s all here! Filled with fascinating facts, statistics and quotes, this fun-filled 80 page paperback Bat-book is loaded with great photos. The ideal gift for all Bat-fans!

Batman: Facts and Stats from the Classic TV Show ($15) by Joe Desris will be released on September 1, 2015.

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DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Consumer Products & Mattel Launch DC Super Hero Girls

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Beginning in Fall 2015, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Mattel join forces to launch DC Super Hero Girls, an exciting new universe of Super Heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence, and empowers girls to discover their true potential. Featuring DC Comics’ most powerful and diverse line-up of female characters as relatable teens, DC Super Hero Girls will play out across multiple entertainment content platforms and product categories to create an immersive world.

Developed for girls aged 6-12, DC Super Hero Girls centers on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC Comics universe during their formative years—prior to discovering their full super power potential. Featuring a completely new artistic style and aesthetic, DC Comics’ icons such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more make their unprecedented teenaged introduction. Each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a Super Hero, including discovering her unique abilities, nurturing her remarkable powers and mastering the fundamentals of being a hero.

The initial launch of DC Super Hero Girls in Fall 2015 will include an immersive digital experience, original digital content and digital publishing—providing opportunities for girls to interact with characters, learn about the storylines, and engage in customizable play. TV specials, made-for-videos, toys, apparel, books and other product categories will begin to rollout in 2016.

As master toy licensee, Mattel is collaborating with DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Consumer Products on DC Super Hero Girls’ narrative creation, interactive digital activations and ultimately a toy line launching in 2016.

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Funny!: Twenty-Five Years In The Pixar Story Room

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From Toy Story to The Good Dinosaur, some of the most iconic and hilarious moments in Pixar’s films were first conceived by the artists featured in this book, Funny!: Twenty-Five Years in the Pixar Story Room ($30).

But there are hundreds of gags that don’t make it past the cutting room floor, like Mater as a ninja and Sadness wearing mom jeans. Funny! explores this material in depth, showcasing classic moments from all of Pixar’s films to date, plus never-before-published illustrations and doodles from the Pixar archives. With an introduction by veteran story man Jason Katz, this book is a must-have for any Pixar fan.

The 160 page hardcover book will be released on November 17, 2015.

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition To Be Released On September 23, 2015

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition ($49.99) collects Frank Miller’s epic The Dark Knight Returns # 1-4 and The Dark Knight Strikes Again # 1-3 in a 512 page hardbound edition.

In a dystopian future, Gotham City cries out for help, and Batman returns, joined by Carrie Kelley to face off against The Joker, Two-Face and Superman!

The book will be released on September 23, 2015.

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Full Table of Contents Revealed For Stephen King’s The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Today StephenKing.com announced the full table of contents for Stephen King’s upcoming short story collection due this Fall and you can check it out below! The Bazaar of Bad Dreams will be available on November 3, 2015 and the book will contain previously published but hard-to-find short stories.

This is King’s 11th short story collection.

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The Famous Chunkies Show Featuring The Art of Alex Solis Opens April 16, 2015 At iam8bit

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iam8bit Announces The Famous Chunkies Show opening on April 16, 2015. The book release and art show celebrates Alex Solis’ brand new Famous Chunkies Book.

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Alex Solis is a Chicago based illustrator and artist who created the Famous Chunkies, a series showing what famous characters would look like if their diet consisted of Junk Food. These drawings are compiled in the brand new Famous Chunkies Book, and 100+ of the Famous Chunkies will be on display in one supersized gallery.

The show premieres on Thursday, April 16th from 7-11pm and will run through April 28th.

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Vertigo To Release Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition This Fall

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Fans of Neil Gaiman have much to rejoice about this Fall as the New York Times bestselling author will release two spectacular collections in time for the holidays.

he Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition hardcover by Neil Gaiman and artistic luminary J.H. Williams III makes its debut this November. The collection will be comprised of the six previously released issues (look for issues #5 and #6 later this year), which tell the story of Dream before the events of The Sandman, including the spectacular gatefold featured in the first issue. In addition, there will be extra exclusive material including pages from the Special Editions, script pages, among others.

In this book, which Time Magazine calls “as weird and magic and dreamy as ever,” Gaiman expands upon the story that changed the landscape of modern comics 25 years ago. The Sandman: Overture features cameo appearances by fan-favorite characters such as The Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King’s siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny as well as the first appearance of Dream’s parents.

he Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition hardcover features a cover by JH Williams III and will be available November 11, 2015 in comic stores, November 17, 2015 everywhere books are sold.

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Stephen King To Share Writing Tips In New Short Story Collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

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Stephen King is set to give his first major insights into the writing process since his acclaimed On Writing, in a new collection of short stories due out this winter.

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, due to be published on November 3, 2015 will bring together 20 short stories by King, a mix of new writing and work already collected in magazines. But it will also include an introduction to each story by the writer, in which he will provide “autobiographical comments on when, why and how he came to write it”, as well as “the origins and motivation of each story.

In the new collection, King writes of how “little by little, writers develop their own styles, each as unique as a fingerprint. Traces of the writers one reads in one’s formative years remain, but the rhythm of each writer’s thoughts – an expression of his or her very brain waves, I think – eventually becomes dominant.”

Stories confirmed for the book are: A Death, Drunken Fireworks, UR (revised) and Bad Little Kid.

Additional stories have been described as follows:

“a man who keeps reliving the same life, repeating the same mistakes over and over again”

“a columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries”

“a poignant tale about the end of the human race”

Read more HERE.

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Hard Case Crime To Release Stephen King’s Joyland Illustrated Limited Edition On September 8, 2015

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Hard Case Crime, the award-winning line of pulp-styled crime novels from editor Charles Ardai and publisher Titan Books, announced today that on September 8, 2015 they will publish a new illustrated hardcover edition of their bestselling title of all time, Stephen King’s Joyland. The acclaimed coming-of-age story set in a possibly haunted small-town amusement park spent more than 25 weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller List in paperback and ebook format. Aside from certain extremely limited editions for collectors, however, no hardcover edition of the book has ever been published.

The new edition will feature a brand new cover painting by popular Hard

Case Crime artist Glen Orbik, whose other covers for the series include books by Gore Vidal and Michael Crichton; a map of the Joyland amusement park illustrated in the classic ‘mapback’ style by Susan Hunt Yule; and more than twenty interior illustrations by acclaimed artists Robert McGinnis, Mark Summers and Pat Kinsella.

Since its publication, Joyland has won raves worldwide. The Washington Post called it “a moving, immensely appealing coming-of-age tale” while Canada’s National Post called it “a small marvel of a book, a novel of loss and heartbreak, of growth and discovery…one of the writer’s finest works.” Entertainment Weekly called it “some of King’s most graceful writing”; the New York Times wrote, “The book delivers chills [and] a mournful sense of life’s fragility”; and the Guardian in the U.K. called it “a far gentler, deeper, more thoughtful book…and all the more intriguing for it.”

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Exploring Calvin and Hobbes Exhibition Catalogue

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Enjoy this beautiful companion book to the extensive Exploring Calvin and Hobbes exhibition at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library. Includes an in-depth, original,and lengthy interview with Bill Watterson.

Exploring Calvin and Hobbes is the catalogue for an exhibition by the same name at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University that ran in 2014. The exhibit is Bill Watterson’s personal exploration of how the wonder of Calvin and Hobbes came to be. It includes original art of Calvin and Hobbes, along with Watterson’s original commentary. The show also includes art from cartoons and cartoonists that Watterson has identified as influential in the development of his art, including Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, Doonesbury, Pat Oliphant, Jim Borgman, Flash Gordon, Bloom County, and Steadman. The book also includes an extensive, original interview with Watterson by Jenny Robb, the exhibition’s curator.

The 160 page paperback will be available everywhere books are sold! You can order your copy HERE for $19.99.

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