Books about Comic Books

  1. Vader's Little Princess

    by Jeffrey Brown
    A humorous take on the father-daughter dynamic in the Star Wars universe.

    Darth Vader is learning that being a Sith lord and dedicated father to Princess Leia isn't quite so easy... In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader and Son , ... (Barnes & Noble)

  2. Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction

    by Mike Mignola
    Supernatural detective investigates the dark and mysterious forces of the world.

    Dark Horse presents new editions of the entire Hellboy line with new covers, beginning with Seed of Destruction , the basis of director Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster films. Hellboy is one of the ... (Goodreads)

  3. Astonishing X-Men, Volume 2: Dangerous

    by Joss Whedon
    A group of mutants face powerful foes as they attempt to protect a world that hates and fears them.

    A tragic death at the Xavier Institute reveals a powerful enemy living among the X-Men that they could never have suspected - and no, it's not Magneto. Things heat up in a way none of the X-Men ever ... (Goodreads)

  4. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

    by Scott McCloud
    Exploration of the visual language of comics and its role in storytelling.

    Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics is a seminal examination of comics art: its rich history, surprising technical components, and major cultural significance. Explore the secret world between the ... (Goodreads)

  5. Doom Patrol, Vol. 1: Crawling from the Wreckage

    by Grant Morrison
    A group of misfit superheroes, the Doom Patrol, must save the world from a dangerous cult and their leader.

    This new printing of the first collection of Grant Morrison's DOOM PATROL run includes issues #19 — 25 of the series, including the restoration of three story pages omitted from the original ... (Barnes & Noble)

  6. Scott Pilgrim, Volume 3: Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness

    by Bryan Lee O'Malley
    A comedic exploration of love, relationships, and modern life through the lens of a young man.

    Scott Pilgrim, a 23-year-old slacker, lives in Toronto with his roommate Wallace Wells. He is the bass player for Sex Bob-omb, an unsuccessful band consisting of himself, guitarist Stephen Stills, ... (Wikipedia)

  7. Saga, Volume 2

    by Brian K. Vaughan
    An intergalactic adventure of two star-crossed lovers and their families.

    Each issue of Saga is titled with a numerical Chapter, such as "Chapter 1" for the debut issue. Every six chapters comprise a story arc designated as a "Volume" and are reprinted as trade paperbacks. ... (Wikipedia)

  8. Hawkeye, Volume 2: Little Hits

    by Matt Fraction
    Superhero adventures of Hawkeye and his allies, fighting crime in New York City.

    Collects Hawkeye (2012) #6-11. Ace archer Clint Barton faces the digital doomsday of - DVR-Mageddon! Then: Cherry's got a gun. And she looks good in it. And Hawkeye gets very, very distracted. Plus: ... (Barnes & Noble)

  9. Astonishing X-Men, Volume 4: Unstoppable

    by Joss Whedon
    The X-Men face a new threat as an alien race seeks to destroy Earth. Can they save the planet and themselves?

    Strap yourselves in, folks! It's Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's final arc on Astonishing X-Men! After the shocking and brain-smashing events of recent issues, the X-Men are off to protect the Earth ... (Goodreads)

  10. Batman: Hush

    by Jeph Loeb
    A thrilling story of Batman's battle against a powerful villain, full of twists and turns.

    The story begins with Batman rescuing a boy kidnapped by Killer Croc when Catwoman steals the ransom money for the boy. As Batman swings through Gotham City in pursuit of her, his grapple is cut and ... (Wikipedia)

  11. Asterix and the Black Gold

    by Albert Uderzo
    Asterix and Obelix travel to the Middle East to help a friend in need of oil. They encounter cultural differences and political intrigue.

    The book begins with Asterix and Obelix hunting wild boar until one boar leads them to a Roman patrol, which the Gauls vanquish while the boars escape. In Rome, Julius Caesar orders M. Devius ... (Wikipedia)

  12. Daredevil: Yellow

    by Jeph Loeb
    A retelling of Daredevil's early years, exploring his origin story and his relationship with Karen Page.

    "The measure of a man is not in how he gets knocked to the mat, it is in how he gets up." Those are the words blind attorney Matthew Murdock's father lived and died by. Prizefighter Battlin' Jack ... (Goodreads)

  13. Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 1

    by Bob Gale
    After a devastating earthquake, Gotham City is declared a "No Man's Land." Batman and his allies fight to restore order and help the citizens survive.

    Gotham City suffers the results of a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in the, Cataclysm, storyline. In response, the US government evacuates most of the civilian population, then declares Gotham a " no man's ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Superman/Batman, Vol. 1: Public Enemies

    by Jeph Loeb
    Superman and Batman team up to clear their names after being framed by the President of the United States. Action-packed adventure ensues.

    A tale of loyalty and unlikely friendship featuring two of the most recognizable and popular super-heroes on the planet, SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES pairs the Man of Steel with the Dark Knight. ... (Goodreads)

  15. Batman: The Killing Joke

    by Alan Moore
    Dark tale of psychological warfare between Batman and the Joker.

    Critically acclaimed author Alan Moore redefined graphic novel story-telling with, Watchmen, and, V for Vendetta,. In, Batman: The Killing Joke, he takes on the origin of comics' greatest ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. Wolverine

    by Chris Claremont
    Follow the story of Wolverine, a mutant with retractable claws and a healing factor, as he navigates his past and present in a world that hates and fears him.

    The master of mutants joins the master of ninjas in Wolverine's first solo outing - replete with romance, intrigue and mayhem! Our beleagured berserker's in Japan on a mission of the heart, if he can ... (Goodreads)

  17. Batman, Volume 5: Zero Year - Dark City

    by Scott Snyder
    Batman faces off against the Riddler in a post-apocalyptic Gotham City, while flashbacks reveal his origin story.

    Before the Batcave and Robin, The Joker and the Batmobile, there was ZERO YEAR. The Riddler has plunged Gotham City into darkness. How will a young Dark Knight bring his beloved hometown from the ... (Goodreads)

  18. Injustice: Gods Among Us, Vol. 1

    by Tom Taylor
    Superman rules the world with an iron fist after the Joker tricks him into killing Lois Lane. Batman leads a rebellion against him.

    From the makers of Mortal Kombat comes the critically acclaimed prequel comic to the smash hit fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us! Things in the DC Universe have changed after Superman is tricked ... (Goodreads)

  19. Batman, Volume 4: Zero Year - Secret City

    by Scott Snyder
    Batman's origin story is retold in a new way, as he faces off against the Red Hood Gang and the Riddler in a post-apocalyptic Gotham City.

    The New 52 origin of The Dark Knight delves into Bruce Wayne’s past with the Red Hood Gang and his run-ins with aspiring District Attorney Harvey Dent! You won’t want to miss the moment that Bruce ... (Goodreads)

  20. Batman & Robin, Vol. 1: Batman Reborn

    by Grant Morrison
    Batman and Robin team up to fight crime in Gotham City, facing new villains and challenges.

    The main story of the comic series was made up of a series of three-issue story arcs. The first one, "Batman: Reborn", was penciled by Frank Quitely . The second arc, "Revenge of the Red Hood", was ... (Wikipedia)

  21. Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

    by Neil Gaiman
    A retrospective exploration of the Batman mythos, examining the legacy of the iconic hero.

    The story begins over Gotham City , which the narrator describes as being "different." It is not quite the Gotham that he is accustomed to, but it is still intimately familiar to him. Outside the Dew ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Asterix in Belgium

    by René Goscinny
    Asterix and Obelix travel to Belgium to help their friend Vitalstatistix win a bet against his rival. They encounter the Belgians' love for food and drink, as well as their resistance against Julius Caesar's army.

    After fighting the Belgians in the northern part of Gaul , Caesar states that they are the bravest enemies he has ever faced ( historically claimed by Caesar ). His soldiers agree with him, to the ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Deadly Class, Volume 1: Reagan Youth

    by Rick Remender
    Marcus Lopez, a homeless teenager, is recruited into a secret school for assassins. He must navigate the dangerous world of high school while learning to kill.

    It’s 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can’t focus in class. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin’s top assassin, the teachers are ... (Goodreads)

  24. Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 1: Power and Responsibility

    by Brian Michael Bendis
    A teenage superhero learns to balance his double life while protecting the city from evil.

    "With great power comes great responsibility." In 1963, these prophetic words launched one of the most successful and recognizable characters of the 20th century... Spider-Man! The powers granted ... (Barnes & Noble)

  25. Wolverine: Weapon X

    by Barry Windsor-Smith
    The origin story of Wolverine, exploring his traumatic past and the experiments that gave him his adamantium skeleton.

    The series begins with Logan being captured and prepared for the adamantium bonding process. There are several mentions of his being tough, and the Professor, the director of the Weapon X program, ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Afterlife with Archie, Vol. 1: Escape from Riverdale

    by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
    A zombie apocalypse hits Riverdale, and Archie and his friends must fight for survival.

    This is how the end of the world begins... Archie and the gang go where they've never been before – to the grave and back! A horrific accident sets off a series of grim events and Sabrina the Teenage ... (Goodreads)

  27. Blackest Night

    by Geoff Johns
    The dead rise and the universe is plunged into darkness as the Black Lantern Corps wages war against all life. Heroes and villains unite to fight for survival.

    Green Lanterns Ash and Saarek find the Black Central Power Battery at a reportedly classified location within Sector 666. After touching the battery, Saarek reports that their presence has awoken ... (Wikipedia)

  28. Kick-Ass

    by Mark Millar
    A teenage boy's transformation into a masked vigilante, fighting crime and corruption.

    The first volume of The Dave Lizewski Years , originally titled Kick-Ass , is set over the course of two years. Dave Lizewski, an otherwise ordinary New York City high school student, comic book fan, ... (Wikipedia)

  29. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 1: BFF

    by Brandon Montclare
    A young girl with a genius-level intellect befriends a T-Rex from another dimension and together they fight evil.

    LUNELLA LAFAYETTE is a preteen super genius who wants to change the world-but learned the hard way that it takes MORE than just big brains. Fearful of the monstrous INHUMAN genes inside her, life is ... (Barnes & Noble)

  30. The Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk

    by Greg Pak
    Hulk's journey to a strange, alien world, with a mission to save a people from oppressive forces.

    When a Gamma bomb causes the Hulk to lose control and attack Las Vegas, , the Illuminati decide the Hulk is too dangerous to remain on Earth. , They trick him into entering orbit to destroy a rogue ... (Wikipedia)

  31. Bone, Vol. 9: Crown of Horns

    by Jeff Smith
    An epic fantasy adventure, as the three Bone cousins battle to save the Valley from a demonic menace.

    Trapped in a dungeon while the fate of the Valley is decided by two raging armies, Thorn is haunted by the dangerous and mysterious object of power known as the Crown of Horns. Guarded by dragons, ... (Goodreads)

  32. Batman: Hush, Vol. 2

    by Jeph Loeb
    Batman confronts the mysterious Hush, as he and his allies attempt to unravel the truth behind his scheme.

    The story begins with Batman rescuing a boy kidnapped by Killer Croc when Catwoman steals the ransom money for the boy. As Batman swings through Gotham City in pursuit of her, his grapple is cut and ... (Wikipedia)

  33. Batwoman, Volume 1: Hydrology

    by J.H. Williams III
    Kate Kane, a former military cadet, takes on the mantle of Batwoman to fight crime in Gotham City.

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, Batwoman's new series finally begins! The creative team of J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman ... (Goodreads)

  34. Asterix and the Big Fight

    by René Goscinny
    Gauls Asterix and Obelix help a neighboring village fight off Roman invaders. Classic comic book humor and adventure.

    The Romans having been humiliated many times by the rebel Gauls , Felonius Caucus, advisor to Centurion Nebulus Nimbus, suggests a single combat between Vitalstatistix , chief of Asterix's tribe, and ... (Wikipedia)

  35. The Batman Adventures: Mad Love

    by Paul Dini
    The Joker's obsession with Harley Quinn is explored in this graphic novel, revealing the dark and twisted nature of their relationship.

    After having his latest plan to kill Commissioner Gordon foiled by Batman , The Joker retreats to one of his hideouts to plan his next move, but is being annoyed by his lovestruck sidekick Harley ... (Wikipedia)

  36. The Batman Chronicles, Vol. 1

    by Bill Finger
    The early adventures of Batman, from his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 to his battles against classic villains like The Joker and Catwoman.

    Presenting an exciting new way to experience the rich history of the Dark Knight in an affordable trade paperback collection of every Batman adventure, in color, in chronological order! BATMAN ... (Barnes & Noble)

  37. Young Avengers, Volume 2: Alternative Culture

    by Kieron Gillen
    The Young Avengers face off against Mother, a shape-shifting parasite, while exploring their identities and relationships.

    Collects Young Avengers (2013) #6-10. Ever wonder what the super hero equivalent of a terrible soul-sucking, talent-wasting temp job is? Wonder what Tommy (aka Speed) has been up to? Wonder why ... (Barnes & Noble)

  38. Kick-Ass 2

    by Mark Millar
    A teenage superhero and his allies face off against a new wave of villains, including a vengeful ex-superhero.

    The first volume of The Dave Lizewski Years , originally titled Kick-Ass , is set over the course of two years. Dave Lizewski, an otherwise ordinary New York City high school student, comic book fan, ... (Wikipedia)

  39. The Ultimates, Volume 1: Super-Human

    by Mark Millar
    A team of superheroes, including Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, come together to save the world from an alien invasion.

    Nick Fury, head of an elite espionage agency, puts together a small army, known as the Ultimates, to protect the world from a variety of threats. ... (Goodreads)

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