Setting the Standard - Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954 (2011)
English | CBR | 430 pages | 1 GB
Toth's influence on the art of comic books is incalculable. As his generation was the first to grow up with the new 10-cent full-color pamphlets, he came to the medium with a fresh eye, and enough talent and discipline to graphically strip it down its to its bare essentials. His efforts reached fruition at Standard Comics, creating an entire school of imitators and establishing Toth as the "comic book artist's artist." Setting the Standard collects this highly influential body of work in one substantial volume. Toth began his professional career at fifteen in 1945 for Heroic Comics, but quickly advanced to superhero work for DC. Responding to the endless criticism of editor Sheldon Mayer and production chief Sol Harrison, the young artist strove toward a technique free of "showoff surface tricks, clutter, and distracting picture elements." Simply put, he learned "how to tell a story, to the exclusion of all else." After falling out with DC in 1952, Toth moved west. He freelanced almost exclusively for Standard over the next two years, contributing classic work for its crime, horror, science fiction, and war titles. But perhaps most revelatory to the reader will be the romance collaborations with writer Kim Ammodt, Toth's personal favorites. "I came to prefer them for the quieter, more credible, natural human equations they dealt with ― emotions, subtleties of gesture, expression, attitude."
One! Hundred! Demons! (2015)
English | CBR | 230 pages | 286.51 MB
Lynda Barry's beloved, genre-defying work of “autobifictionalography” One! Hundred! Demons! exploded the comic book medium, ending up on “Best Of” lists from Time Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. In these seventeen vignettes that touch on the scent of people's homes, why babies are the best dancers, and how pretentious exboyfriends are like head lice, Barry brings her demons out to be exorcised. Described as “brutally honest, thoughtful and soulful” by Nick Hornby in the New York Times, One! Hundred! Demons! takes on Barry's childhood with humor and poignancy.
Night Animals (2011)
English | CBR | 40 pages | 18.97 MB
Lush colors, wild imagination, and rich human themes collide in the Top Shelf debut of Belgian cartoonist Brecht Evens (The Wrong Place). Night Animals is a deluxe full-color comic book containing two wordless stories, each a feast for the mind as well as the eyes. Join an innocent young girl as she becomes a woman and learns where the wild things are, then follow a rabbit-suited man as his blind date becomes the epic journey of a lifetime. These gorgeous, bewitching tales are not to be missed!
Messages in a Bottle - Comic Book Stories by B. Krigstein (2013)
English | CBR | 272 pages | 553.79 MB
Bernard Krigstein began his career as an unremarkable journeyman cartoonist during the 1940s and finished it as a respected fine artist and illustrator ― but comics historians know him for his explosively creative 1950s, during which he applied all the craft, intelligence and ambition of a burgeoning “serious” artist to his comics work, with results that remain stunning to this day. Krigstein’s legend rests mostly on the 30 or so stories he created for the EC Comics, but dozens of stories drawn for other, lesser publishers such as Rae Herman, Hillman, and Atlas (which would become Marvel) showcase his skills and radical reinterpretation of the comics page, in particular his groundbreaking slicing and dicing of time lapses through a series of narrow, nearly animated panels. Greg Sadowski, who has previously written and designed a Harvey Award-winning biography of Krigstein, has assembled the very best of Krigstein’s comics work, starting with his earliest creative rumblings, through his glory days at EC, to his final, even more brilliantly radical stories for Atlas Comics ― running through every genre popular at the time, be it horror, science fiction, war, western, or romance (but no super-heroes).
Happiness vol 1-4 (2016-2017)
English | CBR | 4 Issues
English translation of the Japanese manga Happiness (ハピネス).
Nothing interesting in happening in Makoto Ozaki’s first year of high school. HIs life is a series of quiet humiliations: low-grade bullies, unreliable friends, and the constant frustration of his adolescent lust. But one night, a pale, thin girl knocks him to the ground in an alley and offers him a choice. Now everything is different. Daylight is searingly bright. Food tastes awful. And worse than anything is the terrible, consuming thirst. The tiny shames of his old life have been replaced by two towering horrors: the truth of what will slake his awful craving and high school itself.
Big Moose One-Shot (2017)
English | CBR | 45 pages | 73.57 MB
Riverdale's resident jock gets the spotlight in this special one-shot where everything's Moose! Stories by Sean Ryan, Ryan Cady and Gorf with art by Cory Smith, Thomas Pitilli and Wilfredo Torres!
Splitting Image 80-Page Giant 001 (2017)
English | CBR | 75 pages | 233.96 MB
To celebrate Image Comics' 25th Anniversary--the original parody book by DON SIMPSON that skewers the formation of Image and the bozos that founded it! And here's the rub--IT'S ALL TRUE!! (Well, mostly, sort of.) Plus, as a super-special bonus (because we had more pages to fill), we include the normalman-MEGATON MAN SPECIAL by SIMPSON, VALENTINO, MARDER, and BURDEN! Square-bound even! Never before reprinted (and we can certainly see why)! A piece of history at your fingertips (now go wash your hands)!
All-New, All-Different Marvel Reading Chronology 01 (2017)
English | CBR | 30 pages | 61.57 MB
Looking for starting points and must-read moments of your favorite Marvel characters? It's all here in this latest edition of the Marvel Reading Chronology! Maximize your reading experience with these easy-to-follow chronologies will guide you through your reading list and make you the merriest Marvelite on your block!
Psycho Bonkers Vol. 01 (2016)
English | CBR | 104 pages | 176.7 MB
Collects Psycho Bonkers Vol.1 #1-4!
Crack the speed barrier wide open in this thrilling new adventure that redefines what it means to go full throttle! Join Shine, a young but unyielding teenage girl, as she races to find the true story behind the tragedy that wrecked her family, and shattered the sport of Bonk Racing to its core. Along with her trusted technician, Gabbo, and her sentient Bonk Racer, Shiza, she will discover that learning the truth about her future is as dangerous as the tragic past she is trying to forget! Told in a series of four legs within the race of all races-the Super Bonk Rally, this four-issue mini-series spans amazing landscapes and death-defying terrain, as these racers go Psycho Bonkers!
English | CBR | 102 pages | 178.22 MB
Collects Homecoming #1-4!
Nobody ever said being a teenager was easy... Just when you thought it was safe to go back to High School...Aspen Comics proudly presents an all-new series created by Michael Turner, Scott Lobdell and David Wohl. HOMECOMING! Hunter Wilson is just an average American teenager in an average American town, but when the beautiful and amnesiac Celeste arrives in his backyard, Hunter's life will change forever. He discovers that Celeste had disappeared from that very house 10 years earlier, and now she's back with little memory of who she was -- but with strange, fantastic abilities and the knowledge that dark forces are rapidly approaching! Now, Hunter must help Celeste regain her memory while he tries to keep himself and his friends safe -- and if that wasn't difficult enough, Homecoming is just a week away and he doesn't have a date to the dance yet!
Charismagic Vol. 02 (2014)
English | CBR | 147 pages | 220.3 MB
Collects Charismagic Vol. 2 #s 1-6!
Magician Hank Medley thought he had everything figured out. After saving the world from an ancient, ruinous evil, with the help of a Druid named Sudana and his magical talking cat Sparkles, Hank discovers the true nature of dark magic has arrived in his own realm -- our world! Now, the trio must attempt to put an end to catastrophic events that will threaten to tear Earth apart under the weight of such a menace. Featuring a returning cast of Charismagic's favorite characters along with several new and astonishing faces and creatures of magic, this new volume of CHARISMAGIC is a perfect jumping-on point for all!
Charismagic - The Death Princess Vol. 01 (2014)
English | CBR | 75 pages | 93.09 MB
Collects Charismagic: The Death Princess #1-3:
Orlana, spoken of in hush tones as the "Death Princess," rules over all who oppose her reign. Not by force, but through the most dangerous of all magical powers -- the ability to control minds! Under the Death Princess' shadow of dominance and fear, the humans of Earth find themselves at risk of their civilization falling completely under her rule forever! Until Kon, a young but powerful wizard finds himself on an unimaginable quest to break Orlana's curse on humanity, and set free those she wishes to forever hold under her spell!
The Seven Deadly Sins v01-v15 + 213-215 (2016-2017)
English | CBR | 18 Issues | 2.25 GB
When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth - the Sins were framed by the king's guard, the Holy Knights - too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne! Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn't even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins' strength been exaggerated...? From the Trade Paperback edition.
Flying Witch v01 (2017)
English | CBR | 162 pages | 147.78 MB
English translation of the Japanese manga Flying Witch (ふらいんぐうぃっち).
Makoto Kowata, a novice witch, packs up her belongings (including her black cat familiar) and moves in with her distant cousins in rural Aomori Prefecture, in the far north reaches of Japan, to complete her training and become a full-fledged witch.
Fuuka v01-v11 + c106-153 (2015-2017)
English | CBR | 61 Issues | 3.89 GB
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New meetings always come suddenly! The protagonist, Yuu Haruna, moves into a new town where he meets a somewhat strange girl who doesn't have a cell phone. The girl, Fuuka, seems to have a strange allure that draws people to her, very much like a summer breeze. Looks like Yuu has been caught up in one wild love story!
Fairy Tail v01-v55 + 530-533 (2008-2017)
English | CBR | 59 Issues | 15.21 GB
THE WICKED SIDE OF WIZARDRY
Cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates le by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu’s not your typical hero – he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?
BubbleGun Vol. 01 (2016)
English | CBR | 125 pages | 196.65 MB
Collects BubbleGun #1-5!
They like the tech, but live for the high stakes! Sisters Molli and Devyn,
along with teammates Roman and Kyo-and a stockpile of cutting edge,
cyber-punk technology, form a confident team of mercenary thieves able to
take on the most formidable jobs around. Yet, when one cyber heist turns out
to be more than they bargained for, as a mysterious package and its contents
threaten to unravel the group to its core, the menacing worlds of corrupt
industry and deadly espionage is unleashed upon them! Now, enjoy all five
issues of the epic first volume on one collection!
Silver v01 (2014)
English | CBR | 110 pages | 114.85 MB
Expanding Bram Stoker's original universe fifty years hence, into the pulp era of the 1930's, SILVER introduces James Finnigan, a witty but (figuratively) soulless con man, who sets out to separate the living-dead from their precious silver.
Personality conflicts, emotional entanglements and character comedy abound, as Finnigan assembles the crew of talented but broken misfits needed to pull off the heist of the last ten centuries.
Silver Volume 1 collects material from Stephan Franck's oversized comics Silver #1, 2 & 3. It also includes guest art by Rodolphe Guenoden (Rodguen) and Takeshi Miyazawa.
Appleseed Book 01 - The Promethean Challenge (2007, 3rd Printing)
English | CBR | 185 pages | 225.71 MB
World War III is over, and nomad soldier Duenan Knute and her cyborg partner Briareos struggle to survive in the abandoned cities and demilitarized zones of the post-war wasteland, the "Badside." Matters appear on the upswing, however, when they are found and brought to Olympus, an urban utopia and centerpiece for the reconstruction of civilization. Duenan and Bri join the Olympus' police, a force that seems hardly necessary in such a paradise. But, like in most pretty pictures, perfection is an illusion, and Olympus' peaceful facade hides a dark secret, a violent struggle between human and cyborg that could once again plunge the world into war... and genocide.
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