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In 1983, the world was introduced to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. What followed was a cultural sensation that changed the landscape of children's entertainment forever! Join Mattel and Dark Horse in this comprehensive retrospective chronicling He-Man's decades-long epic journey from toy, to television, to film, to a true pop culture phenomenon!
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The works of Osamu Tezuka are being enthusiastically discovered and re-discovered by American audiences. Tezuka is the unquestioned creative wellspring for the modern anime and manga industries, the influence of his genius now pervading popular culture around the globe, and Astro Boy is the quintessential Tezuka work -- innovative, exciting, hilarious, and even heartbreaking. Few works of graphic fiction -- or any fiction, for that matter -- offer so much fun and humanity that appeals to so many different ages. In this volume: Astro battles the mighty (and really BIG!) Garon; Astro must solve "The 100 Million Year Old Crime;" and Astro is stolen!
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Fifty years after his creation, Astro Boy continues to lead the manga and anime charge, his adventures still as fresh and exciting as when first crafted by master storyteller/cartoonist/animator Osamu Tezuka. In this volume: Astro Boy must help a robot bomb escape his creators and prevent earth from being destroyed; Astro battles a deadly underground tank controlled by an evil general bent on world conquest; a famous police detective enlists Astro to help him solve a murder - with the detective's father as the prime suspect!
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With the rapidly expanding explosion of manga and anime, the vast creative and spiritual influence of the late, great Osamu Tezuka is being recognized worldwide, the skill, depth, and humanity of his storytelling placing him among the giants of the comics medium. Astro Boy is the action/adventure archetype for the 21st century, an action-packed roller-coaster ride for all ages imbued with humor, warmth, and wry commentary on humanity in the technological age. In this volume: "Roboid"; "The Eues of Christ"; "Rejuvenating Gas"; and "Space Broadcast."
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Osama Tezuka's Astro Boy is the all-time, 100,000 horsepower champion of classic all-ages robot action! Available for the first time in America, these tales are as exciting, touching, and hilarious as when Tezuka crafted them almost half a century ago! In this volume: Astro Boy tries to foil a mad scientist's plot to use a robotic Cleopatra to recreate the ancient kingdom of Egypt; Astro tries to solve the mystery of a young ghost appearing on 3D TVs; and Astro joins with the robot Cobalt in a race against time to stop a lost H-Bomb from devastating Japan!
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Since its debut in 2005, Avatar: The Last Airbender has remained one of Nickelodeon's most talked about and highest-rated animated series to date, and it's not too hard to see why... Not only does it offer an epic storyline, engaging characters, action, adventure, and a powerful message about the importance of hope in a world long-besieged by war, all the while serving up top-notch entertainment. It's also beautifully executed, a stunning masterpiece of animated storytelling that harmonizes Western influences with aesthetic inspiration drawn from a diverse array of cultures, including those of China, Japan, India, and the Inuit. An unprecedented look at the concept, design, and production art behind this smash-hit series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Art of the Animated Series chronicles the show's development -- from the very first sketch through to the series finale and beyond! -- along with behind-the-scenes commentary from series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. * Featuring hundreds of images, most of which Nickelodeon has never released to the public!
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For three years, millions of eager fans tuned in to watch new episodes of Nickelodeon's hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Ever since, fans have been hungry for more--and now their wait is finally over! This volume collects the long-out-of-print, fan-favorite comics previously published in Nickelodeon Magazine and with the Airbender DVDs, plus over seventy brand-new comics pages. That's twenty-six stories set in Airbender continuity, by a host of top-notch talent, many of whom worked on the original animated series! * A must-have for any Airbender fan! * Twenty-six in-continuity stories, plus bonus content! * The latest release in an ongoing partnership between Nickelodeon and Dark Horse, to bring you the very best in Airbender books!
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The wait is over! Ever since the conclusion of Avatar: The Last Airbender, its millions of fans have been hungry for more--and it's finally here! This series of digests rejoins Aang and friends for exciting new adventures, beginning with a faceoff against the Fire Nation that threatens to throw the world into another war, testing all of Aang's powers and ingenuity! * The continuation of Airbender and the link to its upcoming sequel, Legend of Korra! * Written by Gene Luen Yang, author of the National Book Award-nominated American Born Chinese.
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Aang and Katara are working tirelessly for peace when an impasse between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei over Fire Nation colonies within the borders of the Earth Nation threatens to plunge the world back into war! Meanwhile, Sokka must help Toph prepare her hapless first class of metalbending students to defend their school against a rival class of firebenders! * Written by Eisner winner and National Book Award nominee Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese).
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Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko bring The Promise to its explosive conclusion! The Harmony Restoration Movement has failed, and the four nations are plunged back into war! In the midst of the battle, can Aang and Fire Lord Zuko mend the rift between them, or will Aang be forced to take actions that can't be undone? Written by Eisner winner and National Book Award nominee Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and drawn by Gurihiru(Thor and the Warriors Four), this is the adventure Avatar fans have been craving!
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Avatar Aang asks his friends to help him honor Yangchen's Festival--one of the highest Air Nomad holidays, which hasn't been celebrated in over one hundred years. But cryptic visits from the spirit of Avatar Yangchen herself lead Aang to discover a jointly owned Fire Nation and Earth Kingdom refinery--operating on land sacred to the Airbenders! Is this the cause of the pollution Aang finds there, or is a more mysterious menace afoot? * The official continuation of Airbender from the original series creators! * Continues to top the sales charts! * The perfect companion to The Legend of Korra! "One of the best new pop culture mythologies to debut in the last decade."--Kotaku "A fantastic glimpse into the post-series universe."--Bleeding Cool
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Team Avatar find themselves up to their necks in trouble as mysterious forces threaten to destroy land once sacred to the Airbenders! While Aang journeys to the spirit world in search of clues, Toph faces off against her own past! * The official continuation of Airbender from its creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko! * Avatar: The Last Airbender--The Search continues to top the sales charts! * The perfect companion to The Legend of Korra!
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Written and drawn by the creative team behind the best-sellingThe Promise and The Search, in collaboration with the creators ofAvatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, this is the ultimate continuation of Avatar and the perfect companion toKorra! * The official continuation of Airbender from its creators! "As with much of what the show and comic series have done, it's nothing like what I expected, and is still so satisfying."--Fandom Post
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For years, fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have burned with one question--what happened to Fire Lord Zuko's mother? Finding a clue at last, Zuko enlists the aid of Team Avatar--and the most unlikely ally of all--to help uncover the biggest secret of his life. * This is the perfect companion to The Legend of Korra! * The official continuation of Airbender from its creators!
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In search of their long-lost mother, Fire Lord Zuko and his deadly and insane sister Azula have brought Avatar Aang and his friends into a mysterious forest, but what they discover within may be more than they can face. Will they too be lost in these woods forever? * Perfect companion to Legend of Korra! * The official continuation of Airbender from its creators. "A fantastic glimpse into the post-series universe... " --Bleeding Cool
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Avatar Aang travels to the spirit world to parley with an ancient power; bringing Fire Lord Zuko ever closer to discovering the truth about his mother's fate--and his own past. Yet Zuko's sister Azula is becoming increasingly dangerous; threatening to ruin everything that Zuko; Aang; Katara; and Sokka have struggled to achieve on their search! * The official continuation of Airbender from its creators; Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko!
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Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of swashbuckling adventure comes to life in this adaptation that stars Mickey, Goofy, and Pegleg Pete! For as long as he can remember, Jim Mousekins has dreamed of a life of adventure. His dream is suddenly realized when a mysterious man known only as "The Captain" takes up residence at Jim's family's inn, has the boy on the lookout for "the cat with one hind paw," and tells frightening stories of wild places, disappearances, and the wicked sea-faring pirate, Blot! After finding a treasure map in the captain's wooden chest, Jim, friends, and a hired crew set out on an ocean voyage looking for the island that hides the fortune. But trouble strikes as they reach land: a gang of scheming pirates, hidden among the crew, forces Jim and his friends to flee for their lives! The race is on, as they rush to find the location of the treasure, make it back to the ship, and out to sea--before the pirates capture them and force them all to walk the plank!
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THE MOST POWERFUL STORIES IN THE UNIVERSE! The toy juggernaut Masters of the Universe and its subsequent action figure lines featured memorable pack-in minicomics that aided in playtime for children across the world. This two volume digital collection features sixty-eight US releases, including all minicomics from the eighties Masters of the Universe line, the eighties Princess of Power line, and the eighties and nineties He-Man line, plus an introduction to the minicomics in the current Masters of the Universe Classics toy line. Relive the illustrated adventures that fueled your imagination!
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THE MOST POWERFUL STORIES IN THE UNIVERSE! The toy juggernaut Masters of the Universe and its subsequent action figure lines featured memorable pack-in minicomics that aided in playtime for children across the world. This two volume digital collection features sixty-eight US releases, including all minicomics from the eighties Masters of the Universe line, the eighties Princess of Power line, and the eighties and nineties He-Man line, plus an introduction to the minicomics in the current Masters of the Universe Classics toy line. Relive the illustrated adventures that fueled your imagination!
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This is the most comprehensive guide ever published, covering all things Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power from 1982 through today! The universe of He-Man and She-Ra is full of mystery. And thanks to over four thousand individual entries covering characters, beasts, vehicles, locations, weapons and magic, you can learn the secrets of this entire universe!
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This is the most comprehensive guide ever published, covering all things Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power from 1982 through today! The universe of He-Man and She-Ra is full of mystery. And thanks to over four thousand individual entries covering characters, beasts, vehicles, locations, weapons and magic, you can learn the secrets of this entire universe!
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A contemporary urban fantasy about four girls from different walks of life who are transformed into the legendary Mysticons! Arkayna, Zarya, Emerald, and Piper--unexpected heroes who together become epic warriors as well as the closest of friends--are drawn together by a prophecy to battle evil and protect the realm!
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Alone in his dorm on a Saturday night, Nekomi Tech's Keiichi Morisato dials a wrong number that will change his life forever -- reaching the Goddess Technical Help Line. Granted one wish by the charming young goddess Belldandy -- a wish for anything in the world -- Keiichi wishes she would stay with him always! Complications are bound to ensue from this; the immediate first being the new couple getting tossed out of the dorm -- it's males only! As the hapless student and his mysterious "foreign beauty" ride around looking for a new place to stay -- risking the different dangers of seeking shelter with an otaku convinced Belldandy is an imaginary woman, and a Zen priest convinced she's a sinister witch -- Keiichi's still got his classes on Monday morning! How is his new "exchange student" companion going to be received on the N.I.T. campus? A little too well for normal life to ever return...
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Now that Keiichi and the goddess in his life are the hot item on campus, they find themselves constantly putting out fires! First, to raise money for the N.I.T. Motor Club, they get roped into posing nude together for a life drawing class -- even though, as Keiichi's sister correctly guesses, they haven't even kissed yet! Then his "buddies" in the club stake Bell-chan as the wager in a funnybike race -- but Keiichi has trouble seeing the humor when it starts coming apart at high speed! After all this, Keiichi just wants to relax and watch some home videos... except this video introduces (literally) a second goddess into his life -- Belldandy's "sophisticated" older sister, Urd!
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No sooner has Belldandy's bored big sister Urd descended than she tries to alleviate her boredom by shoving Bell and Keiichi together, preferably by wicked spells and sorcery gone horribly wrong. Of course, good intentions from Belldandy don't necessarily lead to better results, as she creates a simple scheme to help him study for an exam that involves setting loose on campus a dim-witted, cross-dressing clone of Keiichi! Then, a Nekomi Motor Club recruitment drive nets him the unwelcome figure of a would-be romantic rival -- and not from the usual pack of greasy anthropoids Keiichi hangs out with. This guy drives a Ferrari!
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Ever since a cosmic phone call brought the literal young goddess Belldandy into college student Keiichi's residence, his personal life has been turned upside down, sideways, and sometimes even into strange dimensions! Half-goddess, half-demon, Belldandy's big sister Urd continues her campaign of naughtiness when she brews up a luuuuuvpotion that, of course, goes horribly awry, infecting everyone but her poor intended target-Keiichi. But random passion in the streets may be the least of the gang's worries as a seemingly harmless CD could turn out to be a portal from the underworld, unleashing a most pesky demon, and any other random nasties that happen to be near her!
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Ever since a cosmic phone call brought the literal young goddess Belldandy into college student Keiichi's residence, his personal life has been turned upside-down, sideways, and sometimes even into strange dimensions! When Belldandy learns that traditional Japanese custom dictates a woman make homemade chocolate for her love on Valentine's Day, she vows to make this a V-Day to remember. When troublemakers extraordinaire, Urd and Mara toss themselves into the mix, it's instant hot chocolate; but not as hot as the situation Keiichi is in when the Third Goddess splashes into his life-Urd and Belldandy's "genius" of a younger sister, Skuld! Plus notes and commentary, a message from creator Kosuke Fujishima, and your letters!
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Ever since a cosmic phone call brought the literal young goddess Belldandy into college student Keiichi's residence, his personal life has been turned upside-down, sideways, and sometimes even into strange dimensions! With Urd in Terrible Master mode, the goddess once known for simply being wicked hot is now both hot and wicked! Having freed the great Fenrir Wolf, Urd has thereby activated the Ultimate Destruction Program, which promises just what it says . . . unless her sisters Skuld and Belldandy can stop it! Plus, four pages of color, notes, commentary, a message from creator Kosuke Fujishima, and your letters!
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It's Halloween night, and it's up to Scary Godmother to show one little girl just how much fun spooky can be! Meet Hannah Marie, who, with the help of Scary Godmother, stands up to her mean-spirited cousin Jimmy and her fear of monsters on her first Halloween adventure with the big kids. Later, Hannah joins forces with Orson, the vampire boy, to unravel a mystery near and dear to their hearts. Some of Scary Godmother's closest (and most frightful) pals get in on the fun too, including Bug-A-Boo, the Boozle, and Skully Pettibone. * Four of Thompson's Eisner Award-winning, fully painted children's books are collected here, in their entirety, for the first time (Scary Godmother, The Revenge of Jimmy, The Mystery Date, and The Boo Flu). This deluxe edition also features some of the earliest concept designs for this haunting and imaginative series. * Thompson's Scary Godmother series resulted in a successful stage show and two animated specials shown on Cartoon Network, Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular and Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy. * "Jill Thompson's Scary Godmother is another of this comics maestro's knockout punches. Thompson delivers a series that shrugs off the censors like the dead weight they are and writes and draws directly at readers of all ages, all experience. Her work is always a delight, and much more: her craft, her precision, her delicious whimsy, all serve as a goad to the rest of us cartoonists to have as much fun as she's obviously enjoying, and to work our butts off as hard as she does. She only makes it look easy. That's the sign of a master."--Frank Miller * "A beautiful and ambitious piece of work."--Alex Ross * Eisner Award-winning series!
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Jill Thompson's award-winning children's series Scary Godmother--widely known from the Cartoon Network animated feature--is back with more entertainment for readers of all ages in this complete comic-book collection! This volume collects Scary Godmother: Ghoul's Out for Summer; Scary Godmother: Holiday Spooktakular; Scary Godmother: Bloody Valentine Special; Scary Godmother Activity Book; Scary Godmother: Wild about Harry #1-#3; Scary Godmother and Friends Ashcan; "Scary Godmother: Six Feet South of the Border" from Action Girl #13; a nineteen-page, full-color sketchbook section; and more! * "Scary Godmother and her friends are cheerful and reassuring, and their message is that monsters are really very nice, once you get to know them."--School Library Journal * "Jill Thompson's Scary Godmother is another of this comics maestro's knockout punches."--Frank Miller (Sin City)
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Power Up! Super Mario Encyclopedia is jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games--from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favorite levels. This tome also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help you find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom--even explanations of glitches! With information on enemies, items, obstacles, and worlds from over thirty years of Mario, Super Mario Encyclopedia is the definitive resource for everything Super Mario!
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In this brilliantly illustrated, full-color book, Dark Horse Books and DreamWorks Animation join forces to celebrate the climatic third film showcasing more adventures of Toothless and Hiccup. Featuring hundreds of pieces of original art and commentary from director Dean De Blois and the many talented artists and filmmakers who have created this masterpiece of storytelling and animation. A beautifully designed volume featuring exclusive commentary and never-before-seen art from the creation of the animated motion picture masterpiece! Don your winged Flight Suit, grab your Dragon Blade, hop on your obedient Night Fury, and get ready for the ride of a lifetime with your favorite dragons and Vikings in the latest installment in the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy! Fans will delight in the discovery of previously unknown dragons, the threat of a heartless villain, and the quest for sanctuary that propels the story to extraordinary new heights (and depths!). Venture into the Hidden World where dragons roam free under the watchful eye of their leader Toothless as, above ground, Hiccup struggles to assume leadership of his tribe.
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A tale packed with adventure, The Book of Life celebrates the power of friendship and family, and the courage to follow your dreams. To determine whether the heart of humankind is pure and good, two godlike beings engage in an otherworldly wager during Mexico's annual Day of the Dead celebration. They tether two friends, Manolo and Joaquin, into vying for the heart of the beautiful and fiercely independent Maria, with comical and sometimes dangerous consequences. This volume is an inspirational behind-the-scenes look at the making of the animated feature film The Book of Life, from visionary producer Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) and director Jorge R. Gutierrez (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera).
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From Guillermo del Toro, Universal Brand Development, and DreamWorks Animation Television comes a graphic novel with further adventures for teenage Jim Lake, Jr., and the trolls from Netflix's original series, Trollhunters! Trollhunters executive producer and writer, Marc Guggenheim, and How to Train Your Dragon graphic novel writer, Richard Hamilton, work alongside Trollhunterscreator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro to co-write this companion tale to the Emmy-winning Netflix series! When fifteen-year-old teenager Jim Lake, Jr., stumbled upon a magical amulet that gave him a powerful suit of armor and the title of Trollhunter--defender of the good trolls--he began a journey that no human had ever taken. With his friends he has been discovering the mysteries of the Trolls that live beneath his hometown. The secrets of the great troll warriors of the past are crucial tools for the new Trollhunter, and the time has come for Jim to appreciate the battles of Kanjigar the Courageous, who through his own struggles, triumphs, and failures lead the trolls after the Battle of Killahead Bridge through unknown territory, across oceans and continents, and past fearsome foes! With his friends by his side, Jim continues the fight against the Gumm-Gumms and their allies!
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From Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation's Emmy (R) Award-winning Netflix series, comes a graphic novel with another quest for teenage Jim Lake, Jr., and his friends--human and Troll! The title of Trollhunter weighs heavy on the shoulders of Jim Lake, Jr.--as does his new title of "boyfriend"--and it has lead him to a crisis of identity. To help the young man grasp who he is, the Trolls, Vendel, Blinky, and AAARRRGGHH!!!, and his best friend, Toby, look at the adventures and misadventures of six previous Trollhunters during times when they, too, questioned themselves. Through their stories Jim discovers how Trollhunters Deya the Deliverer and Kanjigar the Courageous--and others--used their different attributes to be the best they could be . . . And how he can try to do the same. Writer Richard Ashley Hamilton (How to Train Your Dragon: The Serpent's Heir) expands on the world of the Trollhunters along with Timothy Green II (Avengers Academy), Joe Silver (Animal Man), Omar Lozano (Ultra Duck), Wes Dzioba (Serenity), and Edgar Delgado (Ultra Duck)!
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The complete Usagi Yojimbo / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle story collection! Comics master Stan Sakai has been curating crossover stories between his creation, Usagi Yojimbo, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for decades, and now every one of those stories is collected in one place! This beautiful tome is the perfect addition for any Usagi Yojimbo or TMNT fan! While Usagi Yojimbo embarks on the warrior's pilgrimage throughout Edo-era Japan, using his samurai skills to help those in need, four teenage brothers in a half shell from the sewers of New York City protect their home from crime utilizing their ninja capabilities. Both fighting for good and prevailing over evil, it's only fitting that they meet up and join forces.
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