A comprehensive guide to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collectibles lists licensed products--comic books, toys, games, action figures, T-shirts--and their current values
This informative two-volume set provides readers with an understanding of the fads and crazes that have taken America by storm from colonial times to the present. Entries cover a range of topics, including food, entertainment, fashion, music, and language. • Presents well-researched, factual material accessibly and engagingly • Presents what was popular in each decade through short sidebars • Illustrates what today's readers have in common with Americans of the past • Includes a historical overview of each decade • Contains a Glossary of Slang, a bibliography, and suggestions for further reading on each decade
(Originally published as Night Visions 7) • A jazz musician whose powerful music just might wake the dead. • A sleepy Wisconsin town harbors an evil that has waited generations to exact its revenge. • A young couple struggles for survival amid the ruins of civilization after a devastating biological world war. • A member of the clergy who gives a whole new literal interpretation of the phrase “eat of my flesh”. • A demented babysitter is taught a grizzly lesson by the children she torments. NIGHT VISIONS: AT THE CROSSROAD presents eight tales of horror and dark fantasy by Richard Laymon, Chet Williamson, and Gary Brandner. Prepare to enter a world where your darkest nightmare can become a chilling reality… A world of Night Visions. Stories included in this collection: * Mop Up by Richard Laymon * Wishbone by Richard Laymon * Bad News by Richard Laymon * Madman Stan by Richard Laymon * Blue Notes by Chet Williamson * The Confessions of St. James by Chet Williamson * Assurances of the Self Extinction of Man by Chet Williamson * Damntown by Gary Brandner
Bram Stoker Award Winner for Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction Dark Dreamers on Writing contains quotes from dozens of prominent authors in the horror genre including Stephen King, Robert McCammon, Clive Barker, Dean R. Koontz, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, Jack Ketchum, Richard Matheson, Peter Straub, and many other masters of the genre. The authors discuss their influences, creative visions, how they handle fame and fortune, personal fears, where they get their ideas, and their overall approach to writing. Also included are a list of the author's 113 favorite horror and dark fantasy novels and almost 40 recommended short story collections.
THE DREAMSPINNERS WHO WEAVE NIGHTMARES They lead us through wondrous doors to the dark side of imagination—exposing our most carefully hidden fantasies … and our deepest fears. Now twenty-six of the world's premier Maestros of the Macabre share their secrets, their goals, their creative terrors … and reveal the voices that called them into a shadowworld of demons and devils. Contains interviews with the following: Clive Barker Robert Bloch Gary Brandner Ramsey Campbell Les Daniels Dennis Etchison John Farris Charles L. Grant James Herbert Stephen King Dean R. Koontz Joe R. Lansdale Richard Laymon Graham Masterton Richard Matheson Robert R. McCammon David Morrell Anne Rice John Saul John Skipp Craig Spector Peter Straub Whitley Strieber Chet Williamson J. N. Williamson Gahan Wilson
Stephen King is one of the most successful authors in the history of American literature. His books--including 55 novels, 12 novellas, nine short story collections and a children's book--have sold 350 million copies worldwide. Over the past five decades his broader impact on popular culture has been immense. Most of his works have been adapted for film or television (some of them by King himself) and he may fairly be credited with single-handedly reinventing horror, once considered a B movie genre, for mainstream readership. This collection of original interviews with fellow authors, collaborators and critics covers all things King, from analyses of his best writing to his many screen adaptations to recurring themes in his stories.
Discover the complete story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the first time–from their humble beginnings in black-and-white comics created in a home studio in Dover, New Hampshire, to their multimillion-dollar breakout success, and their position as four of the best-loved characters of all time. Featuring interviews with every key figure in the Turtles’ evolution, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History presents the tale straight from the mouths of those who were there, including co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, animation legend Fred Wolf, creature effects maestro Brian Henson, and even the man behind the “Ninja Rap,” Vanilla Ice. In visually stunning detail, this book explores each iteration of the Turtles from the past to the present, including the hit animation show from Nickelodeon and the Michael Bay–produced live-action movie from Paramount starring Megan Fox. Bringing together the rarest art and artifacts from three decades of TMNT comics, TV shows, and films, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History leaves no shell unturned!
The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this 5-vol. reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms focuses solely on the popular culture of the century -- hairstyles, slang terms, television shows, pop music sensations, etc. -- offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12, major topics include: products and brands, toys and games, music and dance, holidays, shopping, sports, movements and much more. Also includes approximately 400 photos, a cumulative table of contents, timeline, subject and cumulative general index and trivia sidebars.
Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.
Psychically powerful juves rule the streets and insurrection is spreading in Mega-City One - Justice Department's only hope lies with Judge Dredd, attempting to cut off at source the psi-energy passing across the dimensional divide. But for a young lawman barely out of the Academy, has he underestimated just what it will take to save the metropolis he has pledged to protect?
Voltron: The Ultimate Visual History is the definitive look into the decades-spanning adventures of the hit series Voltron. In 1984, a new animated series captivated American television audiences: Voltron: Defender of the Universe introduced a plucky team of teen astronauts and their giant super robot Voltron, creating generations of fans. In 2016, DreamWorks Animation premiered Voltron Legendary Defender, a gripping continuation of the saga brought to the screen by executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra) and co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra, Young Justice). Voltron: The Ultimate Visual History takes readers on a journey through the history of the original series and creation of this new series with a wealth of incredible visuals, including concept art, preliminary sketches, storyboards, and more. Packed with interviews with key creatives as well as insights into the history of the franchise and its ongoing legacy, Voltron: The Ultimate Visual History is the definitive look at one of the most beloved animated properties of all time.
"Totally Awesome! The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties "is the ultimate guide to 80s cartoon nostalgia, featuring the art, toys, and inside story behind icons like He-Man, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, and the Thundercats. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. But for a generation of fans, it was truly, truly the most outrageous of times. The last decade for both a thriving schedule of network Saturday morning cartoons and a full complement of weekday syndicated programming, the 1980s saw a television animation boom like no era before or since. The offerings ran the gamut from the blatantly commercial ("He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," created after restrictions on children s broadcasting were altered to allow programming based directly on merchandise) to the surprisingly unmarketable ("Jem," canceled despite its popularity due to its failure to sell fashion dolls) to the utterly inexplicable"(The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse," helmed by underground animation legend Ralph Bakshi and futureRen and Stimpycreator John Kricfalusi). Andrew Farago, author of"The Looney Tunes Treasury"and"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History," is the curator of San Francisco s Cartoon Art Museum. As a respected cartoon historian and a child of the eighties himself, he provides an inside look at the history of the most popular cartoons of the eighties, as told by the writers, animators, voice actors, and other creative talents who brought life to some of the most enduring animation of the decade, along with some of the era s forgotten classics (and not-so-classics). Farago and a host of animation legends will provide an in-depth look at the most popular cartoons of the 1980s, from the first pitch meeting to the final episode. Featured cartoons will include: "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" "Dungeons & Dragons" "Transformers" "Jem" "The Real Ghostbusters" "Garfield and Friends" "The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse" "Jim Henson s Muppet Babies" "Disney s DuckTales" "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" "Thundercats" "Robotech" "M.A.S.K." "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" "Superman" Sidebars will explore trends in eighties animation, including adventures in licensing, celebrity-driven programs, second-generation characters, justly forgotten shows, and other totally radical cartoons! The book will be illustrated with the very best art from these iconic cartoons, including rare and never-before-seen sketches, cels, and storyboards."
GEORGE KHOURY (author of The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore and Kimota: The Miracleman Companion) presents a “love letter” to his personal golden age of comics, 1976-1986, covering all the things that made those comics great—the top artists, the coolest stories, and even the best ads! Inside this full-color book are new articles, interviews, and images about the people, places, characters, titles, moments, and good times that inspired and thrilled us in the Bronze Age: Neal Adams, John Romita, George Pérez, Marv Wolfman, Alan Moore, Denny O’Neil, Jim Starlin, José Luis García-López, The Hernandez Brothers, The Buscema Brothers, Stan Lee, Jack Davis, Jack Kirby, Kevin Eastman, Chris Claremont, Gerry Conway, Frank Miller—and that’s just for starters. It covers the phenoms that delighted Baby Boomers, Generation X, and beyond: Uncanny X-Men, New Teen Titans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Love and Rockets, Crisis On Infinite Earths, Superman vs. Spider-Man, Archie Comics, Harvey Comics, Kiss, Star Wars, Rom, Hostess Cake ads, Grit(!), and other milestones! So take a trip back in time to re-experience those epic stories, and feel the heat of Comic Book Fever once again! With cover art and introduction by Alex Ross.