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Your average Colin M. is a little over six feet tall, covered in thorns and lives on a diet consisting of tree bark and cheap beer. They can often be found amongst the funny-books selection of your local book store. Once thought only to live in Texas, they are now known to dwell in Brooklyn, where they can often be seen drawing their own funny-books and painting. If you find one of these Colin M. in the wild, stay calm and alert the proper authorities. If you do not know who the proper authorities are, just stay calm. They're mostly harmless anyways.
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Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human
The superheroes have been with us for over 75 years now. They've accompanied us from WW2 to the counter-culture to today. They've already been to our future, and have brought back with them, new dreams and wonderment that we are using to build our tomorrow with. Supergods brings that strange and often surreal history of superheroes in the most intelligent and entertaining read I've ever encountered on the subject. And who better to write this book then Grant Morrison, an author who's credits include all the greats; Batman, Superman, the X-men and many more. There have been a lot of books on this subject that get bogged down in their own nerdiness, but being a legendary comics writer himself, Grant avoids the traps of fandom. The book, instead, focuses on what turned a group of unusual people wearing their underwear on the outside into modern-day legends. (Oh, he also does give a good explanation as to where the whole underwear-on-the-outside look comes from.) Bordering on history, sociology and sometimes auto-biography, Supergods is an amazing introduction and stunning tribute to the most enduring genre to come out of the 20th century. For new fans and old, I can't think of a better book for those of us who still look up to the sky and know that it might not always be just a bird or a plane. It can be something super.
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PAYING FOR IT demystifies the experience of participating in the market for paid sex. Chester Brown offers the perspective of one consumer in the often-condemned marketplace with humor and honesty. The book ends with commentary: a de facto treatise on sexual rights that corroborates this sometimes painfully honest account of Chester’s time, reasons and experiences paying for sex. With Notes. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. 280p.
- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN-13: 9781770460485
- Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
- Published: May 2011