Our Fight, Our Time: a Graphic Novel of the Civil War

by Stan Mack and Susan Champlin

Sam was born in slavery, Annabelle was born in wealth.

They live on the same plantation, but in very different worlds. Now the Civil War is upending life as they’ve known it: Each of their fathers is pulled into the conflict, and armies from North and South have their eyes on Twin Oaks. As Sam faces life-threatening danger, he makes courageous choices. Annabelle casts off the rules she grew up with and steps in to take charge. The characters are fictional, but the realities of war blaze to life in this story of heroism, adventure, and unexpected friendship. The real struggles of the War are shown, and some of its major figures, like Clara Barton and Abraham Lincoln, put in appearances.

The book includes an afterword detailing the real people and historical events involved.

(Previously released as Fight for Freedom.)

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 120 pages, black and white
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1949996638
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949996630
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 10 – 16 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.5 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x  9 inches

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The Pickpocket, the Spy, and the Lobsterbacks: a Graphic Novel of the American Revolution

by Stan Mack and Susan Champlin

A graphic novel that throws two teens into the excitement and tumult of the American Revolution, delivering the true story of the nation’s founding in an approachable and thrilling manner.

When Penny, the hard-working daughter of a tavernkeeper, meets Nick, an orphaned stableboy who lives by his wits (and a few “borrowed” wallets), opposites do not attract. But these unlikely partners don’t know that their lives are on the brink of change—of revolution—as England and the American colonies march toward war. While Nick and Penny are fictional, their adventures put them (and us!) in the thick of the action with the real-life heroes (including Paul Revere and George Washington) and battles (such as the Battle of Bunker Hill) that shaped a brand-new country.

This book ends with a guide to the real people and events that drive this fictional story.

(Previously released as Road to Revolution!)

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 125 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 194999662X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949996623
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 10 – 16 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.29 x 9 inches

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Revolting Rebels: a History in Comics of the American Revolution

Acclaimed cartoonist-author Stan Mack turns his humorously journalistic comics style on the events and characters of the American Revolution, creating a reader-friendly cartoon guide to the who, what, when, and why of the effort to end ties with Britain and create a new nation. Getting away from the simplistic all-patriotic takes, this graphic novel covers the battles, the arguments, and the very un-united set of people who somehow still managed to launch the United States. From the king to the commoners, the book uses a light, readable visual presentation for serious topics and real subtleties. Called “spectacular” by Publisher’s Weekly, given a starred review by Library Journal, and chosen as “New York Public Library Recommended Book” for teens, this lively graphic history demonstrates how the people and issues of a quarter of a millennium ago are not so different from those we deal with today, and how their impact is still felt.

(Previously released under the titles Stan Mack’s Real Life American Revolution and Taxes, the Tea Party and those Revolting Rebels.)

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 173 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1949996646
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949996647
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.39 x 9 inches

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Cold War Coloring: Political Adult Coloring Books of the Kennedy Era – Expanded Edition

The first time adult coloring books swept America, they weren’t therapeutic… they were satiric.

In the early 1960s, the first wave of parody coloring books used the form to mock the culture of the day. Here in this expanded edition are seven prime examples that took on the political conflicts of that era.

  • The New Frontier Coloring Book – The very first political adult coloring book takes on the liberalism of the Kennedy administration.
  • JFK Coloring Book – a genuine New York Times-certified best seller, this look at the Kennedy White House, the Kennedy friends, and especially the Kennedy family contains beautiful art by Mort Drucker, master caricaturist from Mad.
  • New Frontier Comic Coloring Book – an all-out attack on the Kennedy administration, produced by Arthur J. Weaver, a politician who was a four-time delegate to the Republican National Convention
  • Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev Coloring Book – a look at the notorious but colorful Soviet leader, written by Amram Ducovny, father of actor David Duchovny.
  • Khrushchev’s Top Secret Coloring Book – with Gene Shalit on the writing and Jack Davis of Mad fame handling the art, the communists take it on the chin.
  • The Sing Along with Khrushchov Coloring Book – drawn by a Hungarian artist who had been imprisoned by the Nazis for his political cartoons, this book was discussed at a meeting of the House Un-American Activities Committee.
  • The John Birch Coloring Book – a poke at the right-wing John Birch Society, who were concerned with communists abroad and communists (real and perceived) at home.
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 197 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 194999659X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949996593
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.29 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.45 x 11 inches
  • Cover price: $20

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Dazzling Diamond Lil’

Cover to Dazzling Diamond Lil’, featuring a head shot of a girl with blond curls and diamonds for eyes.

She’s a little gem with diamonds for eyes!

The year after the great Bill Woggon created Katy Keene, the comic book character who would bring him to attention and gain him the lasting love of fans, he created another special character. Diamond Lil’ reached the nation’s newspapers not on the comics page, but in jewelry store ads, where week after week she would promote the advantages of buying from the local shop, often in the most ridiculous ways. While Katy went on to a long-running comics career and ever her own TV series, Lil’ has been long forgotten and never collected… until now. Finally, over seventy years since she first saw print, her cartoons are available again for a whole new audience. Includes an introduction by Eisner Award-winning comics history writer Nat Gertler.

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 103 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1949996603
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949996609
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 5.9 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.06 x 0.24 x 7.81 inches
  • Cover price: $10 US

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Scott Shaw!s Comix & Stories: about Fandom, Underground Culture, the Comics Industry, Talking Animals, a Gonzo Cartoonist, & Other Stuff!

For over fifty years, SCOTT SHAW! has been writing and drawing allegedly funny stuff for mainstream comics sold on spinner racks (including Sonic the HedgehogCaptain Carrot and The Simpsons), underground comix sold in head shops — and almost everything in between. Finally, here’s the first collection starring the award-winning cartoonist’s most notorious characters (including Scott himself!), with over 200 pages of offbeat stories, plus surprises and silliness from the depths of his archives!

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 335 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1949996581
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949996586
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.5 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.44 x 0.76 x 9.69 inches
  • Cover price: US$30

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The Wolf: Expanded Edition

This World War II classic is back!

“Along with the jeep, the robot bomb and Spam, the wolf in GI clothing will become one of the historical mementos of World War II.” —Life

When the attack on Pearl Harbor turned Golden Age comic book and advertising artist Leonard Sansone into Pvt. Sansone, he brought his art tools and sense of humor with him. The Wolf, his comics panel about a girl-crazed soldier went quickly from being in his local camp paper to appearing in thousands of service papers wherever Americans were stationed. Here, the original 1945 edition, out of print for most of a century, is not only brought back but expanded with seventy additional post-war cartoons. Look out, ladies! The Wolf’s uniform may be gone; his obsession remains.

“Sansone’s work is marked by cleverness and originality” — Tampa Tribune

”The best in GI cartoons” — Pic

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 177 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1949996557
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949996555
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.5 x 0.45 x 8 inches

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Spot the Dog

Over a decade before George Booth brought his cartooning talent to the New Yorker, where his quirky style, wry sense of the world, and quirky view of dogs would get him recognized as one of America’s premiere cartoonists, he had a daily cartoon panel appearing in newspapers. That panel, Spot, about an aware, pipe-smoking starlet-chasing mutt and the family that loves him (well, puts up with him, more or less) has never before been collected. Here you have over 150 Spot cartoons, unseen for over sixty years.

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 91 page
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1949996565
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949996562
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.23 x 6 inches

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The Factor

There’s a hero. He saves the day. But what effect does he have on everyone else’s life?
This is the book where you never see the hero. It isn’t about him. These are the tales of the man on the street, the cop on the beat, the dreamers and schemers and even the kid playing with a doll of the hero. One person can change the world for so many…
This is a complete collection of the series that got Nat Gertler the first of his Eisner Award nominations. Over 20 short stories in all adding up to one full graphic novel, with a range of artists including Huntress co-creator Joe Staton, children’s book creator Adam Rex, mini-comics king Matt Feazell, crime novelist Alex Grecian, and Eisner- and LA Times Book Prize-winning graphic novelist Carla Speed McNeil.
Contents:

  • “Exposure”, art by Adam Rex & Paul Whitehead
  • Arms and the Man”, art by Janine Johnston
  • “Protection”, art by Alex Grecian
  • “To Serve and Protect”, art by Jim Schumaker & Bradley Walton
  • “Da-Daba-Dumma-Dum-Da-Data”, art by Joe Staton
  • Escalation”, art by Alex Grecian
  • “Telephone for the ‘90s”, art by Nat Gertler
  • “Commute”, art by Mike Vosburg
  • “Da Oudda-Towners”, art by Matt Feazell
  • “Disagreement”, art by John Drury
  • “In Need”, art by Tom Luth
  • “Clothes Making”, art by Carla Speed McNeil
  • “Essay”, art by Rich Johnston
  • “The Green Diamond Protocol”, art by Carlos Saldaña
  • Dull Summer Day”, art by Paul Whitehead
  • “The Limits of the Lawyer”, art by Ted Slampyak
  • “Direction”, art by Mark Lewis
  • “Action”, art by Jim Schumaker & Bradley Walton
  • “I am the Factor”, art by Justine Shaw
  • “I am Too the Factor”, art by Rich Johnston
  • “I am the Factoy”, art by Rusty Haller
  • News Carrier”, art by Jim Wheelock
  • “At Joe’s Lunch Stop”, art by Jason Whitley
  • “Friday Morning, 11:47 AM”, art by Justine Shaw

Product details:

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 127 pages, black and white
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 194999645X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949996456
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.9 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 0.29 x 10 inches

The Jam: Urban Adventure: Beginnings

Gordon Kirby is one laid back individual… but when duty (or boredom) calls, he dons his homebrew hero outfit and patrols the streets and rooftops of Montreal as The Jammer!
Collected here for the first time is the original five-issue storyline of Bernie Mireault’s cult favorite alt hero series The Jam: Urban Adventure, newly remastered and enhanced by Mireault himself. As an added bonus, the book leads off with a series of shorter pieces that appeared in New Triumph Featuring Northguard and The Jam Special.

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 167 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1949996433
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949996432
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 13.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 0.38 x 10 inches

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